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The Law of Higher Education

NACUA, in cooperation with Professors Kaplin and Lee and with Jossey-Bass, Inc., has created this web page as a service to its members and other users of The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition (the two-volume treatise) and related volumes: the Student Version of The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition, published in January 2014; and the 2nd edition of A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals (2009). Descriptions of these publications are set out immediately below, followed by links to further information about these works. There are also links to Kaplin and Lee’s Updates on recent developments in higher education law; to information about the authors’ supplemental volume of teaching materials (keyed to the Student Version); and to the authors’ Instructor’s Manual for the Student Version -- along with suggestions for how to use these books and resources for instructional purposes.

 


The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition

The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: The Two-Volume Treatise

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The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition, by William Kaplin and Barbara Lee, was published by Jossey-Bass, Inc. in July 2013. This two-volume work updates and expands the topics and analyses that were included in the Fourth Edition and in the Year 2009 Cumulative Supplement to the Fourth Edition. It also incorporates the latest major developments in higher education law and is current through June 2012, although many sections are current through January, 2013. The treatise is available at this website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118032012,miniSiteCd-JBHIGHERED.html

The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version

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A paperback student version of Kaplin and Lee’s treatise is available from Jossey-Bass, Inc. in January 2014. This text, The Law of Higher Education Fifth Edition: Student Version, contains all the material from the two-volume treatise that is of most interest to instructors and students, along with various enhancements that the authors have added specifically to facilitate the book’s use for instructional purposes. The student edition is available at this website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111803662X,miniSiteCd-JBHIGHERED.html

Instructors may wish to use, in addition, the Updates to the Student Version that are linked to this webpage, and the teaching materials that the authors have prepared (Cases, Problems, and Materials) keyed to the Student Version of the fifth edition; and the Instructors’ Manual for the Student Version.

A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals, 2nd Edition

StudentAffairgGuideAn adaptation of Kaplin and Lee’s treatise, specifically for student affairs professionals, was published by Jossey-Bass, Inc. in the spring of 2009. This book, A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals, 2nd edition, contains all the material from the earlier two-volume work that is pertinent to student affairs – updated, reorganized, and re-edited to maximize usefulness for these professionals. In 2011 Jossey-Bass also published The Supplement to A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals. The student affairs book and the Supplement are available from the Jossey-Bass website (not NACUA) or by calling: 1-800-956-7739. 


Additional Resources

Additional Resources for The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition (the two-volume. treatise):

  • A link to the full Table of Contents of The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition;

  • A link to the Jossey-Bass website to facilitate ordering a copy of the Fifth Edition;

  • An electronic copy of Updates is available free of charge here.

Additional Resources for The Law of Higher Education Fifth Edition: Student Version:

  • A link to the full Table of Contents of The Student Version;

  • A link to a Crosswalk from The Student Version to the two-volume treatise, Fifth Edition;

  • A link to the Jossey-Bass website to facilitate ordering a copy of The Student Version;

  • To request an electronic copy of the authors' Instructor's Manual for The Student Version, please click here.

  • A link to the authors' Cases, Problems, and Materials for Use with The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version;

  • An electronic copy of the authors' postings of updates on recent developments in higher education law, keyed to the Student Version, is available here.

    Additional Resources for A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals:

    • A link to the full Table of Contents of the Student Affairs book;

    • A link to the Jossey-Bass website to facilitate ordering copies of the Student Affairs book and copies of the 2011 supplement to the Student Affairs book

    Which Materials to Use for Teaching?

    • Instructors using the Student Version for the Fifth Edition of the treatise as a course text should request the Cases, Problems, and Materials for Use with The Law of Higher Education Fifth Edition: Student Version (follow link above).
    • Instructors who are using the Student Version as a course text, but have purchased the two-volume treatise for their own use as a course resource, should request the Cases, Problems, and Materials for the Student Version. Because the Student Version is shorter, its chapters and section numbers differ from those in the treatise, and the materials in the CPM for the Student Version are keyed to the chapters and section numbers in the Student Version. To assist instructors (and students) using the treatise as an additional resource, the authors have provided a Crosswalk from the Student Version to the Fifth Edition of the treatise (see links to additional resources, above). The Crosswalk also appears in the front of the Student Version.
    • For instructors who choose to use the Student Affairs book as a course text, there is no CPM keyed specifically to that book. Such instructors, however, may obtain a copy of the CPM for the Student Version and adapt it for use with the Student Affairs book.  A review of the table of contents of the CPM for the Student Version should reveal edited cases, notes and questions, problems, and large scale problem exercises that could be used selectively in conjunction with the Student Affairs text.  A Supplement to the Student Affairs book was published by Jossey-Bass in 2011 and is available from the publisher.