What's Making Colleges More Prone to Lawsuits

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(Courtesy of Amy Gajda)

Amy Gajda, assistant professor of journalism and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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(Courtesy of Amy Gajda)

Amy Gajda, assistant professor of journalism and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Along with producing lawyers, our nation's colleges are increasingly producing work for them. As courts get more involved in campus affairs, such judicial intervention poses a serious threat to academic freedom, argues Amy Gajda in her new book, The Trials of Academe: The New Era of Campus Litigation, scheduled for release by Harvard University Press in October.

Ms. Gajda, an assistant professor of journalism and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,