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Minimizing Litigation Risk As To Student-Related Disputes


Institutions of higher education often face lawsuits or arbitration proceedings involving disgruntled students. These proceedings can be brought by the students themselves, or by state attorneys general, or governmental agencies acting on their behalf.

This webinar will discuss how schools can minimize their litigation risk as to student-related disputes. The presenters will discuss what gets schools in trouble, what schools can do to stay out of trouble, and how schools should handle student-related disputes.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What Gets Schools in Trouble 
    Misrepresentations/Promises of Future Events
    Failure to Make Government-Mandated Disclosures
    Inaccurate Tracking of Graduate Employment
    Poor Recordkeeping
  • How Schools Can Stay Out of Trouble
    Avoiding Misrepresentation Claims
    Signed Disclosures
    Written Policies for Admissions Personnel
    Clearly Defined Enrollment Agreements
    Use of Arbitration Provisions and Class Action Waivers
  • How Schools Should Handle a Student-Related Dispute
    Document and Information Gathering and Preservation
    Witness Interviews and Statements
    Developing the School’s Story
    What Is Said to School Employees and Other Students

The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.0 hour general CLE credit in California and Illinois and 1.2 hours of general CLE credit in Missouri. CLE credit is no longer available for this recording.

Bill Bay
Jeff Fink

Originally Presented:
August 28, 2018