Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 04 January 2019

A Primer on the Role of the University’s Attorney

Richard J. Hunter Jr., John H. Shannon

Seton Hall University, USA

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10.31014/aior.1993.03.01.113

Pages: 1-9

Keywords: University Counsel, Faculty Governance, Sponsored Research, Employment, Student Rights, College Athletics

Abstract

This article is a discussion of the role of the University Counsel (sometimes called the General Counsel) as “adviser, officer, administrator, and agent” in the university setting. The article discusses the nature of the “fiduciary duty” in university governance and describes several of the substantive areas of the law with which the University Counsel must become familiar: faculty employment and tenure discussions; share governance; sponsored research; student rights; and the many issues relating to college athletics.

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