law731 | Graduate

Legal Aspects Of Higher Education

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This course provides an analysis of the legal issues prevalent in higher education institutions. Major topics of discussion include regulatory issues, federal and state constituents and laws, institutional and individual legal issues, student rights, employment agreements, risk management and the legal aspect of technology. Learners review case laws and specific pieces of education legislation to provide a basis for their legal decisions and policy making.

Course Competencies

  • Evaluate local, state, and federal laws and regulations for their impact on higher education.

  • Examine strategies and resources for preventing, addressing, and resolving legal issues in higher education.

  • Analyze the legal rights, policies, and procedures for students and faculty and other internal and external stakeholders within higher education.

  • Analyze the relationship between the law and the implementation of institutional policy, such as codes of conduct, for an effective, efficient, and safe educational environment.

  • Evaluate case laws, legal strategies, and current issues influencing decision making within higher education.



This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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