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Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy

Founded in 2004, the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy provides a unique resource for both attorneys and non-attorneys alike in advancing a better understanding of the ever-changing realm of higher education. As part of its goal in fostering better understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, the Center routinely puts on webinars targeted towards hot button issues. Past webinars have included "Pay to Play: Student-Athletes as Employees", and "Clearing the Haze: Marijuana on Campus". The keystone event for the Center is the annual National Conference on Higher Education Law and Policy held every February in Florida.

The Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy's mission is to advance the field of higher education law and policy by

  • conducting quality research and producing outstanding scholarship in the area of higher education law and policy;
  • presenting interdisciplinary conferences and special programs in areas affecting higher education law and policy;
  • forging productive relationships with other organizations devoted to the advancement of law and higher education both within the United States and throughout the world.

Upcoming Webinars   

May I Stay or Must I Go? Higher Education Immigration Issues for Foreign Students and Academics in the Time of Covid-19

September 24, 2020
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Christian G.A. Zeller, Managing Partner at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.

Immigration law’s impact on higher education is, and will be, a moving target throughout academic year 2020-21. The current public health crisis has disrupted immigration and visa processes. Recent travel bans, entry requirements, and more continue to complicate a now highly politicized, and subsequently volatile, body of law and federal policy. An election is looming, with immigration issues prominently featured in the national debate.

Join our immigration law expert and practitioner, attorney Christian G.A. Zeller, as he helps you navigate the new "normal" in federal immigration law and policy. Learn more about new immigration policies, and legal developments relating to foreign nationals in the higher education workforce and to foreign and undocumented students.

Mr. Zeller will offer practical insights regarding new immigration policies. These insights will be immediately helpful to your campuses in order to remain in compliance during these dynamic times. You will also be in a superior position to plan ahead and prepare for immigration law and policy changes to come.