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De facto tenure claims by a fired LSU contract professor fail - Heerden v. Bd. of Sup'rs of Louisiana State Univ. & Agr. & Mech. Coll., No. CIV.A. 10-155-JJB-CN, 2011 WL 320921 (M.D. La. Jan. 28, 2011); Stigma plus claims survive summary judgment - van Heerden v. Bd. of Sup'rs of Louisiana State Univ. & Agr. & Mech. Coll., No. 3:10-CV-155-JJB-CN, 2011 WL 5008410 (M.D. La. Oct. 20, 2011) and the case is eventually settled.

Qualified Immunity for State College Administrators in Academic Freedom Case - Vega v. Miller, No. 00-9214 (2d Cir. 11-29-2001)

Brown v. Armenti, No. 00-1587 (3d Cir. 04-17-2001) - Professor's grading policy not protected speech - good review of academic freedom cases.

Brief - Court Rejects Claims of Physician Terminated from State Residency - Shaboon v. Duncan, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 558206 (5th Cir.(Tex.) 2001)

arvard must release tenure review documents - PETER BERKOWITZ vs. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (2001)

Measure of damages for improperly dismissing a medical student from school - Sharick v. Southeastern University of the Health Science, Inc., No. 3D98-2674 (Fla.App. 08-02-2000)

Learning disabilities under the ADA - no right to attend medical school - Betts v. Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia, 113 F.Supp.2d 970 (W.D.Va. 2000)

Right to change academic standards for enrolled students - University of Mississippi Medical Center v. Hughes, 765 So.2d 528 (Miss. 2000)

Due process implications of student handbooks - Schaer v. Brandeis University, 432 Mass. 474, 735 N.E.2d 373 (Mass. 2000)

School pregnancy test violates student's privacy rights - Gruenke v. Seip, 225 F.3d 290 (3rd Cir. 2000)

False Claims Arising from Medical Research - United States ex rel Burge v. Board of Trustees of University of Alabama, 104 F.3d 1453 (4th Cir. 01-22-1997)

State University Gets 11th Amendment Immunity - Regents of the University of California v. Doe, 519 U.S. 425 (1997)

Basic Constitutional Standards for Academic Discipline - Board of Curators of University of Missouri v. Horowitz, 435 U.S. 78 (1978)

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