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EL 738 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education

(3 units)
Issues related to the governance and decision making processes of higher education boards, administrators, faculty and students.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify and summarize the legal framework of constitutional, statutory and regulatory, and case law within which leaders in higher education in the United States must function.
2. identify and summarize the sources of law (constitutional, statutory, regulatory) that impact higher education in the United States.
3. describe the roles and functions of the state and federal courts in the United States and explain the litigation process.
4. demonstrate a sufficient grasp of legal terminology to read materials for the course and to be able to interpret legal requirements to those affected by the law or rules and regulations.
5. demonstrate ability to use a variety of legal resources including WestLaw and LexisNexis for accessing current material as well as for your continuing information after you finish the course.


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