Professor Richard Fossey brings Louisiana Higher Education Law Conference to Louisiana

Conference modeled after successful conference by the University of North Texas

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:36pm

The conference held today is modeled after a very successful conference the University of North Texas has held for the past fifteen years.  It is an event on current higher education law issues that are important to people who work in administrative roles in public universities.  On the agenda to discuss were issues concerning student-personell employees like student suicide, bomb threats, regulation of social media, and sexual harrasement.

"We're trying to emphasize that our legal responsibilities and the responsibility to care for our students and faculty and to be concerned about them don't conflict.  We're better in our roles if we have a background knowledge of the law that we approach these issues from the perspective of wanting to be supportive and concerned about people," says Professor Richard Fossey, professor of School Law and Higher Education Law at UL.

In attendance were mostly people in administrative roles in public universities throughout Louisiana.  The Association of Student Conduct Administrators co-sponsored the event which will now take place every year during the spring.

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