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The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference, research source, and practical legal guide for college and university administrators, campus attorneys, legal counsel, and institutional researchers, addressing all the major legal issues and regulatory developments in higher education.
In the increasingly litigious environment of higher education, William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee’s clear, cogent, and contextualized legal guide proves more and more indispensable every year.
Over 3,000 new cases related to higher education have been decided since the publication of the previous edition, and scores of changes to higher education law are made each year. Every section of the fifth edition contains new material, including those related to:
- Hate speech and free speech rights of faculty in public universities
- Sharing of research with international colleagues
- Intellectual property and peer-to-peer file sharing
- Student suicide
- Campus safety
- Police and administrators’ right to search students’ residence hall rooms
- Governmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individual public institutions
- Collective bargaining and antidiscrimination laws
- Nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aid
- Family and Medical Leave Act and workers’ compensation
- FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
WILLIAM A. KAPLIN is Research Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law. He is the past chair of the Education Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, the former editor of the Journal of College and University Law, and a former member of the Education Appeal Board of the U.S. Department of Education. He is senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University, editorial board member for the Journal of College and University Law, and a mentor/leader for the biannual Houston Higher Education Law Roundtable; since 1991 he has been a faculty member/presenter for the Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education. He has received multiple awards and has been named a fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
BARBARA A. LEE is professor of human resource management at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. An attorney, she teaches employment law and higher education law and has served as department chair, associate dean, associate provost, and dean at Rutgers. She is also of counsel to the law firm of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, LLP, and serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Her work has been published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, the Journal of College and University Law, and the Journal of Higher Education. She is the coauthor of Academics in Court: The Consequences of Faculty Discrimination Litigation, which deals with the effects of discrimination litigation on plaintiffs and employer defendants.