College and School Law: Analysis, Prevention, and Forms

Michael Prairie and Timothy Garfield

These days, school and college administrators know only too well how their well-intentioned actions may lead to financially ruinous lawsuits. College and School Law provides a comprehensive and comprehensible framework for managing risk in the real work of educational administration. Based on their more than fifty combined years of representing education clients, the authors provide step-by-step guidance on how to:

  • Understand the basic elements of the relevant law
  • Anticipate legal problems before they arise
  • Draft effective policies, procedures, and contracts to promote on-campus dispute resolutions
  • Advise on what to do--and what not to do--for the specific activities of your school or college
  • Address the complexities of social media, international students, and financial aid
  • Work productively with legal counsel as a problem-solving team

Written to maximize readability and relevance, College and School Law is a must-read for administrators, board members, personnel directors, right managers, student affairs directors, affirmative action officers, and lawyers who recognize that understanding and prevention is the only way to minimize lawsuits and contain legal costs.