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Professional Development

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 or request the access code for an On-Demand training via Legal Help Desk Ticket.

Legal Affairs Boot Camp (LABC)

Fall 2021 will continue to be on-demand. Access each pre-recorded LABC webinar by clicking on the titles below and entering the Fall 2021 passcode. Contact the Legal Helpdesk to receive this semester’s passcode.

Legal Affairs will hold 7 live Q& A Forums via Zoom for the Fall 2021 semester. After watching webinar(s) and reviewing PowerPoint(s), join a Q& A session to discuss LABC materials or any University legal issue. Registration is required. Click on each Q&A Forum Date to advise of your interest.

FALL 2021 Legal Bootcamp (LABC) Schedule

Session On-Demand Webinar PowerPointQ & A Forum Dates
LABC 1 Foundations of Higher
Education Law
Sept. 17th @ 1pm
LABC 2 Student Legal Issues Sept. 23rd @ 1pm
LABC 3 Employee Legal Issues Pt2Oct. 1st @ 1pm
LABC 4 Civil Rights Law Oct. 8th @ 1pm
LABC 5 Free Expression Oct. 15th @ 1pm
LABC 6 Data & Intellectual
Property
Oct. 22nd @ 1pm
LABC 7 Campus Safety Oct. 29th @ 1pm
FALL 2021 LABC

Training Course Descriptions


All courses are eligible for Professional Development credit.

Campus Safety

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]

FERPA

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.

First Amendment

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]

Gender and the Law

Training will review emerging issues and legal challenges impacting transgender students and employees. 

Free Expression

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]

On-Demand Trainings

Series#On-Demand SessionsPDCResources
N/S
FALL20
Academic Advisement
Legal & Title IX Training
*
2.0
FERPA PowerPoint
EEO & Title IX PowerPoint
Title IX Brochure
“Report It” Card 5×7
* Password-Protected

*All On-Demand videos are password-protected. Please complete a Legal Affairs Helpdesk ticket or call the office @ 912-478-7481 for access.

Last updated: 9/1/2021