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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 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***

Session Fall 2023 LABC Presenter Statesboro Date & TimeSavannah Date & TimeZoom Access?
LABC 1 Foundations of Higher
Education Law
Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
March 19th
Russ. Union 2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
March 21st
Solms Hall
202

3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 2 Student Legal Issues Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
March 26th
Russ. Union 2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
March 28th
Solms Hall
202
3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 3 Employee Legal Issues Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
April 2nd
Russ. Union 2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
April 4th
Solms Hall
202

3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 4 Civil Rights Law Amber Culpepper
Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Tuesday,
April 9th
Russ. Union 2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
April 11th
Solms Hall
202

3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 5 Free Expression Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
April 16th
Russ. Union 2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
April 18th
Solms Hall
202
3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 6 Data & Intellectual
Property
Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
April 23rd
Russ. Union
2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
April 25th
Solms Hall
202
3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday
LABC 7 Campus Safety Jarvis Steele
Assistant University Counsel
Tuesday,
April 30th
Russell Union

2084
3-4pm
Thursday,
May 2nd
Solms Hall
202
3-4pm
Yes:
Tuesday & Thursday

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]

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]

Legal Affairs Boot Camp Resources

LABC#LABC TitlePPT Slides
SPR23 LABC#1Foundations of Higher Ed Law
SPR23 LABC#2Student Legal Issues
SPR23 LABC#3Employee Legal Issues
SPR23 LABC#4Civil Rights Law
SPR23 LABC#5Free Expression
SPR23 LABC#6Data and Intellectual Property
SPR23 LABC#7Campus Safety


Last updated: 1/30/2024