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Involuntary Leaves for College and University Students: A Discussion of the Challenges in Policy, Practice, and Process

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This program will provide an overview of the legal landscape and practical issues inherent in the mandatory student leave process. The presentation will include a discussion of (a) when can (and should) an institution require a student to take a leave of absence; (b) the legal issues and corresponding hurdles involved in making such a determination; (c) guidance from the Department of Education and relevant case law with specific examples and outcomes; and (d) nuts and bolts regarding the development and drafting of student involuntary leave policies.

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Patricia Johnson


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