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Feb 12, 2015

COA: Student can recover for college’s failure to uncover his criminal record

A for-profit technical college in Wilmington will have to pay a former student more than $53,000 after it failed to conduct a criminal background check that would have shown the student was ineligible for the program he enrolled in. The North Carolina Court of Appeals let the jury’s verdict stand, but overturned sanctions against the […]

Sep 1, 2010

New book gives college students crash course on law

Wilson Parker, a constitutional law expert at Wake Forest University's School of Law, has just published a law book that doesn't cite any cases. But it has plenty of good advice. With headings such as "Pay Attention!" Parker lays out everything a college student might need to know about avoiding legal problems in Ignorance is No Defense: A College Student's Guide to N.C. Law.

Aug 30, 2010

College’s focus is on education, not religion

News flash: “Davidson College’s primary goal is education.” That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows anything about higher education in this state. After all, Tom Ross, the president of the small but highly regarded liberal arts college, also a Davidson alum, was just elected president of the University of North Carolina system. […]

Aug 27, 2010

Felony upheld for having gun in car in UNC alley lot

 By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer [email protected]   If you weren’t looking for it, you’d miss Porthole Alley. But it’s there, right off East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, near the Carolina Coffee Shop. About a half-block long, it dead-ends into a small university-owned parking lot behind the former Porthole restaurant. Under G.S. § 14-269.2(b), weapons [&hel[...]

Aug 27, 2010

High court grants stay in Davidson campus police case

By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer [email protected] The N.C. Supreme Court last week agreed to stay the effects of a case involving Davidson College that raised questions about whether church-affiliated college campuses could have sworn police officers. The state Attorney General’s office had filed an application to stay the effects of an appellate court ruling that […]

Aug 23, 2010

Many NC private colleges’ police forces in question after ruling

How many of North Carolina’s private colleges and universities are church-affiliated? More than you can shake a stick at. Brevard College, Belmont Abbey College, Mount Olive College, Gardner-Webb University, to name a few. So it’s not surprising that the office of N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities in Raleigh began getting calls from its members last […]

Aug 19, 2010

Criminal Practice – DWI – First Amendment – Entanglement Prohibition – Campus Police – Church-Affiliated College

State v. Yencer. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0815, 10 pp.) (James A. Wynn Jr., J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Jesse B. Caldwell III, J.) Holding: The state’s conveyance of police powers to campus police officers at Davidson College is unconstitutional because it amounts to delegating government authority to a religious institution. Trial court’s decision […]

Jun 14, 2010

Labor & Employment – Public Employees – State University – Grievance Procedure – Interlocutory Appeals

Public Employees - State University - Grievance Procedure - Interlocutory Appeals

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