Samford University : Higher Education Law and Compliance

InstitutionSamford University
Department Cumberland School of Law
Study type Taught


Upon completion of this program, students will:

Utilize legal databases to access the primary sources of education law in the United States: statutes, regulations and court decisions. Analyze key issues in education policy and compliance from ethical and legal perspectives. Evaluate programs and policies for potential risk and identify corrective measures. Communicate complex ideas, orally and in writing, using legal and industry-specific terminology. Implement the basic components of an effective compliance program in a higher education setting. Apply best practices for ensuring the privacy of student data. Respond to government and accreditor reporting requirements. Continuously adapt to the evolving regulatory framework of education in the United States. Be prepared for advancement in compliance and other management roles in higher education.


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