This course is designed for educators and administrators who have little or no knowledge of or background in legal matters. It is intended to provide basic information and a broad perspective on post-secondary law as it relates, primarily, to public higher education. As the semester progresses, students will gain an appreciation for the importance and complexity of the law as it exerts an ever-increasing influence on educational policy and practices. Through this course students will acquire the necessary background to recognize and understand basic legal issues that routinely arise in the college and university setting and provide an understanding of potential legal risks and preventive law strategies for maintaining legal “health.”
This is an elective course.