Common Higher Education Infractions

  • Has your college, university or institute violated or revoked one of your constitutional rights?
  • Has a higher education institution stolen your intellectual property and claimed it as their own?
  • Were you the victim of an on-campus crime that was not handled properly or in a legally responsible manner?
  • Has your higher education institution breached or failed to comply with its contractual obligations to you?

These are just some of the many ways that higher education law can come into play when things go wrong, and there always many other factors to consider as well. Depending on whether your college or university is private or public, and the state laws that protect such institutions from lawsuits – you may or not have a case. The only way to know for sure is to call for a free consultation that will help you to figure out your next steps.

Higher Education Law in Georgia

Higher education simply refers to colleges, universities and institutions that offer education beyond a high school diploma. While there is no particular subcategory of law that deals strictly with higher education, there are many aspects of the law that pertain to higher education. Joseph J. Steffen Jr. is a Savannah local who specializes in this arena. Whether you’re a student, parent of a student, or an employee – Joe is available to answer questions about legality within Georgia’s higher education system.

Student Rights in Higher Education

  • No college, university, or institution has the right to interfere with a student’s rights as a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • All students have a right to fairness, meaning that any institutional decisions made in regards to the students cannot be arbitrary, capricious, or random.
  • Colleges, universities, and institutes are not required to disclose the additional rights that are given to students according to their own codes and bylaws

Essentially this means that, as a student, you have rights accorded to you by your school in addition to those given to you by the American Constitution. Though many schools detail student rights in a ‘handbook’ or similar document, higher education institutions are not required to disclose all of those student rights to you. If you feel you have been wronged by your college or university, the only way to know if your accusations have legal bearing is to consult an attorney who can determine if those actions were legal.

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