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Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

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November 2009 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education is a compendium of information that tells the story of law and higher education from a variety of perspectives. As many of the entries in this encyclopedia reflect, the editor and contributors have sought to place legal issues in perspective so that students of higher education and the law can inform policy makers and practitioners about the meaning and status of the law and also raise questions for future research as they seek to improve the quality of learning for all.

Key Features

  • Includes boxed excerpts from 30 key cases in tandem with their related case entries
  • Provides educators with enough awareness of the legal dimensions of given situations to enable them to better frame questions for their attorneys to answer
  • Addresses emerging technologies such as webcams, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the challenges they create for both legislators and the judiciary
  • Balances the tension between the proactive and reactive dimensions of education law

Key Themes

  • Cases in Higher Education Law
  • Concepts, Theories, and Legal Principles
  • Constitutional Rights and Issues
  • Faculty Rights
  • Governance and Finance
  • Organizations and Institutions
  • Primary Sources: Excerpts From Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases
  • Religion and Freedom of Speech
  • Statutes
  • Student Rights and Welfare
  • Technology

"....The entries are written broadly enough so that audiences ranging from advanced undergraduates up through legal practitioners will find them useful.... [A] good starting point for a basic understanding of the laws surrounding the education field. Summing Up: Recommended. ** Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/ practitioners."

R. I. Saltz
Florida Coastal School of Law
Key features
  • Major themes cover the wide array of legal issues impacting the world of higher education These include:  Concepts, Theories, and Legal Principles; Constitutional-Equity Rights and Issues; Faculty and Student Rights; Organizations and Agencies; Statutes; and Technology.
  • Approximately 125 entries range from 1,000-word case summaries to 2,000-word signed entries intended to provide a fair degree of depth for a graduate and professional audience; each concludes with Cross-References and Further Readings.
  • Front matter includes an Introduction, a Reader's Guide grouping entries thematically, and a Chronology highlighting significant events in education law; back matter includes a detailed Index.
  • To develop the project, an Editorial Board was composed of both college faculty members from education and educational law and practicing attorneys and university general counsels.
  • The encyclopedia is being published in both print and electronic formats.

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