The Office of Legal Affairs offer Professional Development Trainings to empower students, faculty, and staff to acknowledge and appreciate legal terminology along with its interpretations. Trainings also equip campus community with an awareness of the legal services and litigation support available through the Georgia Southern Office of Legal Affairs. Live-training opportunities are available upon request. Request a live-training for your group via Legal Help Desk Ticket.
Legal Affairs Boot Camp (LABC)
Legal Affairs Boot Camp is a 7-seminar series on the legal challenges experienced in higher education. Registration for our Spring 2024 Session is now open. Please review the schedule and register at the link below. All sessions have recorded Zoom access.
***Spring 2024 Legal Bootcamp (LABC) – Register Here***
Training Course Descriptions
All courses are eligible for Professional Development credit.
Training will cover issues of general safety such as ADA Considerations, Assessing Threats, and Campus Bans. Bring your questions regarding general campus safety or any previous session within the series.
[LABC Course # 7]
Civil Rights Law
Training will cover the protected rights of the campus community.
[LABC Course #4]
Data & Intellectual Property
Training will cover issues and best practices related to Data and Intellectual Property. Topics include: Copyright Issues; Employee Privacy; and Social Media.
[LABC Course #6]
Employee Legal Issues
Training will cover legal topics specific to the employee. Topics include: Liability Issues; FMLA; and Immigration.
[LABC Course #3]
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is federal legislation in the United States that protects the privacy of students’ personally identifiable information applicable to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. This training equips faculty and staff on how to handle student data confidentiality within legal compliance.
The five basic freedoms of the First Amendment: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble Peaceably, & Freedom to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances are reviewed for relevance to the campus community.
Foundations of Higher Education Law
Training will cover basic legal rules and hot topics practiced within Higher Education.
[LABC Course # 1]
Training will cover issues and analysis under Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Religion.
[LABC Course #5]
Robert Rules of Order
A Guide for conducting meetings and making decisions as a group. Robert Rules of Order protect the rights of committee members, promotes full and free discussion, and protects against instability, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness.
Student Legal Issues
Training will cover legal topics specific to the student. Topics include: Academic Issues, Housing, and Student Discipline
[LABC Course #2]
Legal Affairs Boot Camp Resources
Last updated: 1/30/2024