Journal of Law and Education

Journal providing news and research regarding education administration and legal issues.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, October

Academic Freedom and the Obligation to Earn It
I. INTRODUCTIONThe typical faculty justification for academic freedom is utilitarian, and suggests a variant of the "trickle-down" economics not otherwise in fashion on most campuses. If faculty are left to their own curricular, pedagogic and scholarly...
Chalk Talk-Title IX: Is It Time for a Change?
Since President Bush took office, there has been a great deal of attention focused on the future of Title IX and its application to athletic opportunities for female students.1 President Bush has made no secret that he is in favor of making some changes...
Law Review Digests-Articles, Notes and Commentary
Primary and Secondary EducationArticlesGary D. Allison, School Vouchers: The Educational Silver Bullet, or an Ideological Blank Round?, 38 Tulsa L. Rev. 329 (2002). This note takes issue with the recent Supreme Court decision in the Cleveland school...
Recent Decisions-Supreme Court
Final DecisionDOCKET NO.: 02-516NAME: Gratz v. BollingerDATE: June 23, 2003Caucasian students who were denied admission to the University of Michigan sued claiming that the school's use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions was unconstitutional....
State College Savings and Prepaid Tuition Plans: A Reappraisal and Review
ABSTRACTThe growth of state prepaid plans and state savings plans (529 plans, named for the IRS Code section) has been nothing short of phenomenal, with several states having billions of dollars in their 529 reserves, and a number of states selling tens...
State Court and Lower Federal Court Decisions: Primary and Secondary Education
Constitutional Claims and Civil RightsTeacher of Lebanese descent sued school district for discrimination. A Lebanese substitute teacher alleged the local school board had discriminated against her on three occasions by refusing to offer her a permanent...
The Legal Effect of College and University Policies Prohibiting Romantic Relationships between Students and Professors
I. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years increasing numbers of higher education institutions have implemented policies addressing consensual sexual or romantic relationships between professors and students.1 Representative of the trend, the University of California...
Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Learning
Constitutional Claims and Civil RightsRetired university professor sued various parties for defamation and violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The defendant university held an auction for faculty office space, with the proceeds going to...