December 16, 2005
Students, Parents, Colleges: Drawing the Lines
No one should suggest that it's easy to define the appropriate relationship among students, their parents, and their colleges. The law has struggled considerably over time with the question of who should bear the legal liability and responsibility for a student's conduct.
Are students considered to be children, with the institution in charge of their supervision and care, or are they adults, responsible for their own actions? What are the reasonable expectations of parents when they