Campus Legal Advisor

Cover image for Vol. 15 Issue 10

Edited By: Claudine McCarthy

Online ISSN: 1945-6239


As a higher education administrator, your every decision has legal ramifications. From complying with the ADA and keeping residence halls safe, to protecting the privacy of student information, Campus Legal Advisor delivers proven strategies to address the tough legal issues you face every day. Plus, summaries of recent court cases help you create legally defensible student programs and employment practices.

Campus Legal Advisor is part of the Jossey-Bass higher education newsletter series featuring up-to-date news on the latest legal developments and innovative practices for every aspect of campus administration and life. It is available in print, online and as a PDF delivery.

Aims and Scope

Every month, Campus Legal Advisor cuts through the legal jargon to give you plain-English highlights of the latest legal trends and developments you need to know when creating and enforcing policies that affect your students and staff.

Each quick-read issue updates you on must-know court cases and OCR letters; details your responsibilities under the ADA, FERPA and other federal laws; and gives you fresh ways to resolve problems with students and staff before they escalate into expensive lawsuits – making Campus Legal Advisor your single best resource for keeping your institution out of the courtroom.

Discover how to create legally defensible policies and procedures with the expert guidance in these features:

Cover Story focuses on the hot legal issues in higher education, from Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, to recent Supreme Court rulings and legal developments in enrollment management, student affairs, fundraising and more.

Lawsuits and Rulings explains the rationale behind court cases and administrative rulings – so you can recognize potential problem areas in your institution’s policies and procedures.

Training Tools translates the complex language of a specific law or regulation into easy-to-understand terms. Share this section with your staff – to ensure everyone is aware of their obligations.

Quick Study provides an insightful overview of the key topics faced by campus administrations, with citation to noteworthy cases, statutes, regulations and additional resources.