Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 06/26/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $47.60
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 51%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $47.60   
  • New (7) from $70.93   
  • Used (5) from $47.60   


The student affairs market has experienced a great boom in the last decade. Based on the fourth edition of the indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, this updated student affairs edition provides a reference and guide for student affairs practitioners and graduate students in student affairs administration courses. This volume combines sections that are pertinent to student affairs practitioners, as well as the government regulatory and administrative issues found in the full Fourth Edition. It is thus the most comprehensive and easy-to-use volume for student affairs officers and students.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470433935
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 571,272
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM A. KAPLIN is professor of law emeritus at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, where he also served as special counsel to the Office of General Counsel. He is now senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law.

BARBARA A. LEE is professor of human resource management at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and of counsel to the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer. An attorney, she teaches employment law and higher education law.

Together they are the authors of The Law of Higher Education, now in its fifth edition.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Notice of Web Site and Periodic Supplements for This Edition.



The Authors.


1 Overview of Higher Education Law.

1.1. How Far the Law Reaches and How Loud It Speaks.

1.2. Evolution of Higher Education Law.

1.3. The Governance of Higher Education.

1.4. Sources of Higher Education Law.

1.5. The Public-Private Dichotomy.

1.6. Religion and the Public-Private Dichotomy.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

2. Legal Planning and Dispute Resolution.

2.1. Legal Liability.

2.2. Litigation in the Courts.

2.3. Alternate Dispute Resolution.

2.4. Institutional Management of Liability Risk.

2.5. The Relationship Between Law and Policy.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.


3. The College and Its Trustees.

3.1. The Question of Authority.

3.2. Institutional Tort Liability.

3.3. Institutional Contract Liability.

3.4. Institutional Liability for Violating Federal Constitutional Rights (Section 1983 Liability).

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

4. The College and Its Employees.

4.1. Overview of Employment Relationships.

4.2. Employment Contracts.

4.3. Collective Bargaining.

4.4. Personal Liability of Employees.

4.5. Employment Discrimination.

4.6. Affi rmative Action.

4.7. Application of Nondiscrimination Laws to Religious Institutions.

4.8. Faculty Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.


5. The Legal Status of Students.

5.1. The Legal Status of Students.

5.2. The Contractual Rights of Students.

5.3. Student Academic Freedom.

5.4. Students’ Legal Relationships with Other Students.

5.5. Student Files and Records.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

6. Admissions and Financial Aid.

6.1. Admissions.

6.2. Financial Aid.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

7. The Campus Community.

7.1. Student Housing.

7.2. Campus Computer Networks.

7.3. Campus Security.

7.4. Other Support Services.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

8. Academic Policies and Concerns.

8.1. Overview.

8.2. Awarding of Grades and Degrees.

8.3. Sexual Harassment of Students by Faculty Members.

8.4. Evaluating Students with Disabilities.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

9. The Disciplinary Process.

9.1. Disciplinary and Grievance Systems.

9.2. Disciplinary Rules and Regulations.

9.3. Procedures for Suspension, Dismissal, and Other Sanctions.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

10. Students’ Freedom of Expression.

10.1. Student Protests and Freedom of Speech.

10.2. Speech Codes and the Problem of Hate Speech.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.


11. Student Organizations and Their Members.

11.1. Student Organizations.

11.2. Fraternities and Sororities.

11.3. The Student Press.

11.3.6. Obscenity and libel in private institutions.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

12. Athletics.

12.1. General Principles.

12.2. Athletes’ Due Process Rights.

12.3. Athletes’ Freedom of Speech.

12.4. Pertinent Statutory Law.

12.5. Athletic Scholarships.

12.6. Sex Discrimination.

12.7. Discrimination on the Basis of Disability.

12.8. Drug Testing.

12.9. Tort Liability for Athletic Injuries.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.


13. Local and State Governments.

13.1. Local Governments and the Local Community.

13.2. State Government.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

14. The Federal Government.

14.1. Overview of Federal Government Authority.

14.2. Copyright Law.

14.3. Trademark Law.

14.4. Antitrust Law.

14.5. Americans with Disabilities Act.

14.6. Laws Regulating Computer Network Communications.

14.7. Federal Taxation of Postsecondary Education.

14.8. Federal Aid-to-Education Programs.

14.9. Civil Rights Compliance.

14.10. Dealing with the Federal Government.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

15. Private Entities.

15.1. Education Associations.

15.2. Accrediting Agencies.

15.3. Athletic Associations and Conferences.

15.4. Private Business.

Selected Annotated Bibliography.

Appendix A. Constitution of the United States of America: Provisions of Particular Interest to Postsecondary Education.

Cases Index.

Statute Index.

Subject Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Higher Education Must Read!!

    This book was required reading for a course that I am taking. However, I would strongly recommend the book for any individual working who deals with students, faculty, and the outside community. The book is very well written in that the concepts discussed are easy to understand even for those of us who are not law students.

    Specific cases are used as a means to help the reader comprehend the subject matter. I plan to add this book to my personal library in my office.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)