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The College Student's Guide to the Law : Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More! - C. L., III Lindsay

The College Student's Guide to the Law

Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More!


Published: 8th August 2012
Format: ePUB
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Knowing how to post bail and get out of jail in fifteen minutes is darn handy for almost everyone. For a disoriented 18-year-old who's found himself in a pinch, it's downright necessary. College kids are na??ve, eager, and prone to trouble, and whether they're funneling beer or fighting sweatshop labor, they need to know their rights. Just logging onto the university computer system, for example, opens a student to a host of legal questions about whether the school can monitor her email or her surfing habits or her blogs. But the amount of practical legal information available to the nation's 15 million college students is extremely limited and most students don't have ready access to lawyers. What they need is a handbook that will cover the issues they're likely to confront, a guide that is informative, easy to read, and not embarrassing to have on their shelves.
With a retro look and a humorous, approachable tone, THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW provides legal explanations, strategies for steering clear of problems, and detailed instructions about how to deal with the authorities???both educational and municipal???when trouble can't be avoided. The book is divided into sections for easy access to information: "The Law in the Classroom" offers guidance on academic dishonesty, grading grievances, and professor-student relations. "The Law On Campus" discusses problems outside the classroom but on university turf, from privacy rights (whether in the dorms, on a hard drive, or in the Registrar's Office) to interactions with campus security. "The Law Off Campus" provides advice on dealing with legal issues that are endemic to university life such as underage drinking policies, landlord-tenant disputes, and credit-card use and abuse.
THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW ranks with the shower caddy, the extra-long twin sheet set, and the mini fridge as an absolutely indispensable item for every college freshman. And every returning student who might contest a grade, plan a campus protest, or sign an apa

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Your Constitution
Chapter 3 Your College
Part 4 The Law in the Classroom
Chapter 5 Your Professor
Chapter 6 Academic Dishonesty
Chapter 7 Animal Rights
Part 8 The Law On Campus
Chapter 9 Harassment and Discrimination
Chapter 10 Student Records
Chapter 11 Free Speech
Chapter 12 Dormitories and On-Campus Housing
Chapter 13 Disciplinary Proceedings
Chapter 14 Cyber Issues on Campus
Chapter 15 Campus Safety and Security
Part 16 The Law Off Campus
Chapter 17 The Police
Chapter 18 Alcohol and Parties
Chapter 19 Sex and the Law
Chapter 20 Off-Campus Apartments
Chapter 21 Money Issues
Chapter 22 Student Activism
Chapter 23 Appendix A: Debunking Popular College Myths
Chapter 24 Appendix B: Local Lawyer Referral Services

ISBN: 9781461661795
ISBN-10: 146166179X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 8th August 2012
Publisher: University Press of America