The academic world is not the quiet, simple place that it once was. The wider world has impinged on the ivory tower in numerous ways. The range and complexity of issues facing a college administrator has grown dramatically. Today, a college must deal with campus security, web-based challenges to privacy, growing plagiarism, mental health issues, budgetary pressures, and a host of other increasingly complex issues.

Wyche’s education practice has given us great experience in the wide range of unique issues faced by institutions of higher learning. We have handled matters as varied as student discipline and honor code issues; disclosure of educational records under FERPA; bond issues for private colleges; faculty handbooks and tenure disputes; establishing policies on intellectual property ownership as between faculty, students, and the institutions; review of corporate charters and compliance with IRS nonprofit regulations; executive compensation plans; endowment-related matters; faculty and staff employment contracts, disputes, and litigation; Title IX compliance; and contracting with college vendors.

A number of our established practice areas are central to our services to colleges and universities, including employment, intellectual property, technology, securities, and trusts and estates. The sample engagements below illustrate the breadth of the issues we have addressed.