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David A. Schooler News Archive

Posted September 9, 2020

Duty of Care for Non-Academic, Student Disciplinary Matters at Private Colleges & Universities Reversed by Eighth Circuit

Recently, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a favorable decision to NJL’s client, the University of St. Thomas, that has broad application to all private colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota. Not only did the Court affirm the District Court decision in favor of St. Thomas, but it also eliminated a new and problematic duty of care created by the District Court that would have applied to student discipline for non-academic misconduct.

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