Current students must register through the Recorder’s Office, which also oversees student files and posts grades.
Associate Director of Student Affairs
Phone: (812) 855-1888
E-mail: adlanham [at] indiana [dot] edu
Indiana Law students can build their own plan of study by taking classes from a number of different areas, or they can choose an area of focus.
Description Examining the primary legal themes present in U.S. colleges and universities, this course focuses on the rights and responsibilities of higher education#s two main components: faculty and students. This course devotes appropriate attention to the historical development of law and policy in higher education and explores the increasingly complicated legal relationships and issues that arise in post-secondary contexts. Colleges and universities provide the setting for many of the most pressing legal concerns we face--from affirmative action to rights of privacy and basic questions about free expression. While some of these issues involve areas of law considered in other courses, this course brings to life the unique impact and importance of these issues in the higher education setting. The legal relationships between institutions and their faculty and staff; institutional oversight and campus governance; the dichotomy between public and private institutions; academic and expressive freedoms; the legal status of students; race, sex, religion, and discrimination in higher education; the allocation of risk among various parties on campus #these topics and more will be considered. Readings will come from various sources, including recent news, and current events will help illustrate the principles of law involved. This course will depend primarily on class discussion and participation; as a writing class, this course satisfies the advanced writing requirement for graduation.
Note This course may offer writing credit.
Faculty C. Matthews
|Fall 2013 - 2014||Law & Education: Higher Education||Matthews, C.|