Zoning and land use laws promote the common good in attempting to balance the authority of officials in local municipalities to control the impact of growth and development of college and university campuses in and near their communities with the interests of the educational institutions.

U.S. Supreme Court Cases in Higher Education

The relationship between the law and higher education institutions, as well as that between the law and those institutions’ faculties, students, administrations, and governing boards, has changed dramatically throughout the history of higher education in the United States.


Tenure was designed to prevent the dismissal of educators by arbitrary or capricious actions of educational officials.

Student Moral Development

Educators expect students to recognize and respect legal boundaries in higher education environments.