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Kaplin & Lee’s Cases, Problems, and Materials (“CPM”) complements The Law of Higher Education Sixth Edition: Student Version. It is designed for instructional use by both instructors and students, and is intended to facilitate and enrich the teaching and learning of education law and educational administration in law schools, graduate schools of education, and professional workshops for both attorneys and administrators. 

This resource consists of three parts: 

  • The Preface explains how the materials are organized and suggests how they might be used. 
  • Part II includes three types of materials: edited judicial opinions illustrating selected facets of the law’s development; notes and questions to enhance understanding of the cases and their broader law and policy implications; and narrowly focused practice problems (with answer guidelines) that explore the law’s concrete applications to colleges and universities.
  • Part II is a series of “large-scale” problem-solving exercises (with review guidelines) whose issues are not confined to a single section or chapter of the main text. 
To view a copy of the Preface to Cases, Problems, and Materials, please click here.

To view a copy of the Table of Contents to Cases, Problems, and Materials, please click here.

Instructors who are teaching certain courses or conducting certain professional workshops may download a free electronic copy of CPM from the NACUA website, and also disseminate it to the students or participants, according to the following Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

(1) An electronic copy of Cases, Problems, and Materials (CPM) is available free-of-charge to any instructor who has adopted The Law of Higher Education Sixth Edition: Student Version as a required course text for students in a higher education law course in a college or university or as a text to be distributed to participants in a professional workshop.

(2) Upon request, NACUA will send such instructors who use The Law of Higher Education Sixth Edition: Student Version as a required course text an electronic copy of CPM.  An instructor may not share this copy with any other instructor; each instructor must obtain his or her own copy from NACUA. Nor may an instructor disseminate the CPM to any other person, other than as set forth in terms 3-6 below.

(3) Once an instructor has downloaded CPM, he or she may disseminate CPM or portions of it to the students or workshop participants in two ways (with the exception noted in point 6 below): (a) by printing hard copies and providing one copy to each student in the course or participant in the workshop; or (b) by further downloading his or her electronic copy of CPM to the instructor’s course website, to a university website or electronic reserve for course materials, or to an official workshop web site. For option (b), the downloaded electronic version must be password protected or otherwise accessible only to students registered in the course or participants registered in the workshop.

(4) Whichever way the instructor disseminates CPM, the title page and copyright page must be included at the front of the disseminated materials. 

(5) Students and workshop participants may not disseminate CPM, or any portion of it, to any other person either by hard copy or electronically; and the instructor must place a notice to this effect in the course syllabus or workshop materials.

(6) Instructors may disseminate all, or any portions of, CPM, except that they may NOT disseminate Appendix B (“Guidelines for Working on Problems 1-22”) or Appendix C (“Guidelines for Completing Problem-Solving Exercises”). If an instructor uses any of these problems or problem-solving exercises in the course or workshop, however, he or she may disseminate a hard copy of the related guidelines for each such problem or exercise for feedback after work on it is complete – so long as the title page and copyright page are attached to each set of guidelines.

To request an electronic copy of Cases, Problems, and Materials, please click here.

When making your request, please be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of the higher education course or workshop
  • Semester you are teaching the course or dates you are presenting the workshop
  • Name of the institution where you will teach the course or of the sponsoring organization for the workshop
  • Confirmation that you will be using the The Law of Higher Education Sixth Edition: Student Version as a required text for the students in your course or participants in your workshop
  • Confirmation that you agree to follow the terms of use set forth here.
  • Your name, title, and e-mail address.