Canadian universities operate very differently from their U.S. counterparts, especially when it comes to funding, reconciliation and lawsuits.
International consensus is needed to deal with questionable practices in authorship.
Once grievances move into any sort of formal process, positions and feelings become entrenched, taking the parties further away from resolution.
A balanced solution will allow you to detect violations of academic integrity while minimally interfering with students’ privacy.
With premiums ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, it pays to understand your insurance policies.
Solicitor-client privilege allows university employees to seek and receive legal advice relating to their work without worrying that these communications will be shared elsewhere.
There’s a lot of money, resources, liability and risk tied up in contracts. And there’s a lot that can go wrong.
The exercise of legal rights and responsibilities can be just as much a part of a student’s academic experience as studying and classwork.
Poor souls – if a legal issue arises on campus, chances are it will find its way to a chair’s desk.
If you want to kill an idea without being identified as the assassin, suggest that the legal department take a look at it. – Scott Adams, Dilbert Gives You the Business During a second interview for a job that turned out to be my first as a university lawyer, the dean at a university in the […]