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Higher Education Law

Cassidy Coates Price understands the unique issues institutions of higher learning face at the student,  administration, faculty, and board levels. We have the regulatory experience and industry knowledge to solve complex legal issues for our clients.

Our attorneys are regularly engaged for day-to-day counseling and compliance activities, including training and policy development. We offer counsel on dispute avoidance, but when lawsuits do arise, we are poised to handle all types of litigation in federal and state courts and before governmental agencies.

We represent institutions of higher education in the areas of faculty and staff employment matters, student discipline, and compliance with Title IX, FERPA, HIPAA, the Clery Act, and other regulatory regimes. In addition, our attorneys counsel colleges and universities through risk management consultation relating to student organizations, athletics, travel abroad, student internships, and related issues.

Our attorneys also handle premises liability issues, contracts with vendors and other partners, and review and development of policies related to employment, sexual misconduct/discrimination, student health, and academic and workplace accommodations.

Assisting institutions of higher education meet their challenges on a daily basis.
  • Compliance
  • Construction, Land Use, Zoning, and Real Estate
  • Corporate and Nonprofit
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Educational Programming
  • Employment
  • Risk Management Assessment
  • Faculty, Student, and Administrative Matters
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Ross Plyler

Ross Plyler



Cole J. Goode

Cole Goode



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