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There is precedent in many jurisdictions that courts will not, under any circumstances, get into the merits of the grade you received for your work - they consider that to be the domain of academic assessment, not law. They will also generally not hear a case (except for injunctive relief) unless and until you have exhausted all administrative appeals under ...


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The first step is to file a formal complaint against the instructor. When your university-internal avenues have been exhausted, you would then need to hire an attorney to sue the university. There is virtually no chance that you will succeed with a lawsuit. If the university had failed to follow its own procedures, or had egregiously violated your rights, ...


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I think that the language In consideration of permission to use, ... Recreational Sports Department ... arising from, but not limited to, participation in activities, classes, observation, and use of facilities, premises, or equipment. would be read as limiting the waiver to cases in some way connected with the RSF. Even so limited it is rather ...


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There are two scenarios to consider. One is that there is such a policy written down and duly communicated in some fashion. In that case, it is obviously "okay" in all senses to enforce that policy. (That does not preclude the possibility of suing the institution because they are abridging some right of yours in having this policy, but that's a separate ...


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There is a grievance procedure whereby a student can file a complain against a professor. (The possibility that there is no procedure is negligible: I can find the document if you name the institution). They may have reviewed the situation and taken whatever action they plan to. The person complaining will receive notice of the outcome, but it is unlikely ...


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A property owner has the legal right to set the rules for their property, which can include a no-pets policy. This includes property owned by the government, by government agencies, and government-funded operations. The service animal exception is the accommodation for disability that is required under the ADA and analogous state laws. So if you take your ...


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Shapiro v. Thompson was overruled in part by Edelman v. Jordan, 415 U.S. 651 (1974). See the Wikipedia article. In Vlandis v. Kline, 412 U.S. 441 (1973), the court notes and did not object to durational residence requirements imposed by states to qualify for the benefits of lower university tuition. In Vlandis the Court wrote: Like many other States, ...


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In modern English "All the stuff the university has as of right now are its forever and we can't take it back (without changing the Constitution)." Their "rights, immunities, franchises and endowments" are whatever were granted under whatever law was in force prior to the enactment of the constitution - in 1858. As the university was established in 1851 and,...


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The source of an entity's funding is not relevant, but potentially relevant is whether the institution is created by law or not. Typical state universities are created by official government action, and may be specified as part of the state's constitution. Such a university is a "government university", and is subject to the limitations placed on government ...


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"Heretofore" is an archaism meaning "as of the moment of enacting this", so it means "from the time when this (clause of the) law is enacted". So from the moment the Constitution was ratified, that statement is true (until it is amended). Minnesota may be unusual in granting that degree of autonomy to the university, though I don't know exactly what they ...


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As an academic, I have seen a number of departments close and degrees discontinued and renamed. In every case I am aware of, these changes were slowly phased in/out. There is clearly a legal question about the liability of a university that chooses to discontinue a degree and not fulfill its obligation, but that is not what your university is doing (at least ...


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You were probably sent an email with Terms and Conditions of your acceptance when you accepted the offer from your University. I would search for that email, or go to your university's website to search for official documents with academic regulations.


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What does it mean for a law to be excercisable/applicable without it having legal consequences? This means that violating the law does not give rise to a private cause of action or criminal liability. Under what circumstances can such a law be used without the need for legal consequences? The job description of every government employee, including ...


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No statute of frauds applies to most administrative policies of educational institutions or most other organizations. Their policies are usually not required to be in writing. It is common place for not every policy of an institution to be codified in written force. This is true even of very formalistic governmental agencies like the court system or the FBI....


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