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Western Kentucky University

2009

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Tort liability of universities and colleges

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Are You Personally Liable? What Student Affairs Professionals Should Know, Karla Perez-Velez Apr 2009

Are You Personally Liable? What Student Affairs Professionals Should Know, Karla Perez-Velez

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Understanding an institution’s policies and laws of the state where the institution is located, student affairs professionals can better protect themselves against personal liability. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a description of potential sources of liability, background on immunity and relevant cases, and suggestions on how institutional employees may protect themselves from personal liability suits.


Liability: How To Stay Out Of Court, Stephanie Keene, Emily Dillard, Kyanna Coffee, Jeremy Jenkins Apr 2009

Liability: How To Stay Out Of Court, Stephanie Keene, Emily Dillard, Kyanna Coffee, Jeremy Jenkins

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Liability can be defined as being held legally responsible for an incident that may occur. As student affairs professionals, one must be very cautious as to stay out of court. Every word or action a student affairs professional does may be scrutinized and twisted to make them or their given university legally responsible for any adverse incidents that they may have had some involvement with. Incidents which student affairs professionals may be held responsible for can range anywhere from student deaths to expulsion/removal from school and much more. This handbook is designed to better educate you about liability and ...