Legal & Business Issues Impacting Colleges & Universities in Today's New Normal

Higher Education in the Post-COVID World

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher learning have found themselves facing a host of challenges. Some of them are novel, while others have become more pronounced as a result of the pandemic. These challenges have had an impact on institutional policies and practices, and have included an array of types of legal disputes. Court cases involving claims for tuition refunds abound, potential mandatory vaccination policies are being considered, and a number of state legislatures have passed or are considering liability shields for organizations and institutions that find themselves facing potential COVID-related litigation. In addition, the rise in online learning and remote work turbocharged by the virus has heightened the degree of exposure that higher learning institutions face in handling the private, sensitive data of students, faculty and researchers.

Bilzin Sumberg possesses extensive experience representing colleges and universities inside and outside the courtroom. The firm's attorneys advise clients on avoiding the legal pitfalls that could lead to costly litigation, including class action suits and other court and arbitration proceedings. From counseling colleges and universities on data privacy policies and public health procedures to assisting them in facing a wide variety of other legal challenges, the firm's attorneys possess the business and legal acumen necessary to guide higher education clients through these extraordinary times.
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