New FIRE Legal Scholarship Now Available Online
June 26, 2012
Andrew Kloster, FIRE's Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow, has just posted a draft of his article, Student and Professorial Causes of Action Against Non-University Actors, on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Here's an excerpt:
While courts have increasingly looked to contract law to vindicate the rights of students against universities and colleges, traditional contract law sometimes provides inadequate protections in situations where rights are adversely affected by third-party action... Rather than solely focusing on state law contract suits against universities, students, professors, and rights advocates should look [to section 1983 and administrative law suits] and other novel remedies to fill in the gaps of rights vindication where state contract law is otherwise inadequate.
Check it out!