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Professional Development

The Office of Legal Affairs offer courses to empower students, faculty, and staff to acknowledge and appreciate legal terminology along with its interpretations. Courses also equip campus community with an awareness of the legal services and litigation support available through Georgia Southern Office of Legal Affairs.

Legal Affairs Boot Camp Courses

Legal Affairs Boot Camp (LABC) has gone virtual! Boot Camp is comprised of the 7 recorded Zoom courses listed below. Question and Answer Sessions will be offered once a month beginning January 2021. All questions before the new year are welcome via Helpdesk Ticket. Professional Development hours may be added to your BBU Learning Transcript by following instructions here.

Please contact the Legal Affairs Helpdesk or call the office @ 912-478-7481 for the pass-code.

LABC Fall 2020
Foundations of Higher Education Law*2
Student Legal Issues*2
Employee Legal Issues*2
Civil Rights Law*2.5
Free Expression*2
Data & Intellectual
Campus Safety*1.50
* Password-Protected

Course Descriptions

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]


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]

Last updated: 11/17/2020