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Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Editorial Reviews

Choice Magazine
"....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
CHOICE - R.I. Saltz
"....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. "
CHOICE - R. I. Saltz
"....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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981118
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/17/2009
  • Pages: 557
  • Sales rank: 869,553
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles J. Russo, JD, EdD, is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. He was the 1998–1999 president of the Education Law Association and 2002 recipient of its McGhehey (Achievement) Award. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals; has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited 40 books; and has in excess of 800 publications. Russo also speaks extensively on issues in education law in the United States and abroad.

Along with having spoken in 33 states and 25 nations on 6 continents, Russo has taught summer courses in England, Spain, and Thailand; he also has served as a visiting professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; South East European University, Macedonia; the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa; the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He regularly serves as a visiting professor at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration in July 1996, Russo taught at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from August 1992 to July 1996 and at Fordham University in his native New York City from September 1989 to July 1992. He taught high school for 8½ years before and after graduation from law school. He received a BA (classical civilization) in 1972, a JD in 1983, and an EdD (educational administration and supervision) in 1989 from St. John’s University in New York City. He also received a master of divinity degree from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York, in 1978, as well as a PhD Honoris Causa from the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University, South Africa, in May 2004 for his contributions to the field of education law.

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