Educational institutions face legal challenges in a unique and ever-evolving setting. Students and faculty contribute exciting and challenging dynamics into every legal issue, from labor and employment, privacy, and civil rights protections and freedoms to the use and abuse of technology and the patenting of inventions.
Trustees are facing greater and more complicated issues in exercising their oversight and governance functions. We understand the variety of interests and concerns being weighed by presidents in determining the best path forward for their institutions. We know that relationships with faculty are distinctively important in higher education, and we realize the different roles played by administrators, department chairs and other faculty members, as well as the roles of principal investigators, technology transfer officers and legal counsel.
We guide college and university decision makers in the full spectrum of legal concerns facing the academic community. Our experience includes: