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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)

The Legal Affairs Boot Camp is moving back to in-person sessions for the Spring 2023 semester. Please stay tuned for the schedule for both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses. Pre-recorded LABC webinars are still accessible by clicking on the titles below and entering the Fall 2022 passcode. Contact the Legal Helpdesk to receive this semester’s passcode.

Legal Bootcamp (LABC)

Session On-Demand Webinar PowerPoint
LABC 1 Foundations of Higher
Education Law
LABC 2 Student Legal Issues
LABC 3 Employee Legal Issues Pt2
LABC 4 Civil Rights Law
LABC 5 Free Expression
LABC 6 Data & Intellectual
LABC 7 Campus Safety

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]


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
Academic Advisement
Legal & Title IX Training
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: 11/28/2022