The latest volume in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series explores the complexity of law in higher education and both the limits and opportunities of how law can promote inclusivity and access on campus. Through a historical and legal framework, this volume discusses undergraduate students' histories of inclusion and struggles for social justice in higher education by race, sex, social class, dis/ability, and sexual orientation. Bridging research, theory, and practice, Law and Social Justice in Higher Education encourages future and current higher education and student affairs practitioners to consider how they can collaborate to further a just society.
Discussion of case law illustrates the reach and limits of law and where higher education professionals can continue to push for social justice.
Accessible to non-lawyers, chapters highlight key legal terms and key concepts to guide readers at the beginning of each chapter.
End-of-chapter questions provide prompts for discussion and encourage student interactivity.
Crystal Renee Chambers is Associate Professor of Higher Educational Leadership at East Carolina University, USA.
Contents List of Figures Series Editor Introduction Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Justice, Social Justice, and Higher Education Philosophical Foundations of Social Justice Equity Liberty From Justice as Political Philosophy to Social Justice Social Justice and Beliefs about Inequity Social Inequity and Oppression Indicators of Social Oppression Social Inequity and College Enrollment Summary Chapter 2: Citizenship and Racial Fragmentation: College Access from the Colonial Era to the Antebellum PeriodOrigins: Universal Rights for Select Individuals The Status of People of Color in the Antebellum Period Abolition and the Aftermath of the Dred Scott Decision The Higher Education of People of Color from Colonial Times through the Progressive Era This Land Was Our Land A Brief History of Native American Higher Education in the Colonial Era Early Black, Native American, and Puerto Rican Higher Education Strangers from a Different Shore We Didn't Cross the Border, the Border Crossed Us Summary Chapter 3: Breaking Barriers: From Emancipation to Desegregation The Legal Status of Blacks after the Civil War The Case of Homer Plessy The Mismeasure of Man The Struggle for Racial Equality in the Progressive Era A Strategy The Legal Decisions The Academic Battle Summary Chapter 4: Desegregating Historically White Colleges and Universities Desegregating Historically White Institutions: The 1950s Black College Students in Historically White Institutions First Black Undergraduates in Southern Flagships Student Activism in the 1950s College Trends: 1960-1966 Desegregation in the 1960s Campus Conditions Summary Chapter 5: Student Activism and Institutional Transformation The Rise of Student Led Activism Civil Disobedience: The Sit Ins Freedom Rides Voter Registration, Freedom Schools, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Movement Evolution The Broader Civil Rights Struggle On Campus Changes in Student Enrollments Student Activism Student Power Student Protests: North and South, Black and White, HBCUs and HWCUs The Lasting Influence of Student Activism Academic Affairs Student Affairs Summary Chapter 6: Affirmative Action, the Desegregation of Higher Education Systems, and the Proliferation of Minority Serving Institutions Affirming Actions Legal Standards Affirmative Action in University Admissions in Court The Desegregation of Dual Systems of Higher Education The Case of Jake Ayers Higher Education Desegregation beyond Mississippi The Costs of Desegregation Suits The Proliferation of Minority Serving Institutions Chapter 7: Women's Subjugation and Higher Education from the Colonial Era to the mid-1960s Women's Legal Subjugation The Social Order Women's Education in an Emergent Nation Women's Activism and the Beginnings of Women's Higher Education First Institutions and the Curriculum The First Generation of Women Graduates Expansion Women in Higher Education: The Progressive Era The Second and Third Generations of College Women Deans of Women Women's Higher Education in the Postwar Era Suppressing Women in STEM Women on the Homefront Activism in the Post-War Era Thinking Differently about Womanhood Sex and Criminal Law Regulating to Prevent Sex on Campus Chapter 8: The Sex Revolution and Reminiscences Consciousness Raising and Feminism in the 1960s-1970s The Downside of Success General Considerations: Women and the Law Title IX: Securing Women's Rights in Education Admissions and Financial Aid Joining the Adams Suits Women on Campus The Chilly Classroom Women's Studies: A Curricular and Scholarly Response Chilly Climates beyond the Classroom The Special Case of Women in Athletics Women's Health and Safety Chapter 9: Law and the Advancement of Social Justice in Higher Education: Considering Social Class, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Dis/ability Social Class Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Dis/Ability Summary: Advancing Towards a Socially Just Future in Higher Education