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OLa attorneys co-author paper on emotional support animals

Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel Sam Sears and Legal Fellow Kris Caudle have have co-authored a nationally-distributed article entitled "Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education: Challenging Scenarios and Proposed Solutions." (Copyright 2019 by Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D., Samantha Sears, J.D., Kristopher Caudle, J.D.) The NACUANOTE article is a publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). A copy of the article is available to University employees upon request.


Do You Have My Back?: When Employees Are Legally Protected By the University and When They Are Not

Join Jeff Jensen, Senior Associate General Counsel, as he discusses under what circumstances employees are legally protected by the university.  This session is intended for all categories of university employees -- administrators, faculty, and staff.  We will discuss situations in which the university would be liable for an employee's conduct and provide them legal representation and indemnification, and other situations when the employee would be personally liable for her/his conduct.  The following legal concepts will be explored: (1) scope of employment; (2) fraud, corruption and actual malice; (3) conflict of interest; and, (4) matters not in the best interest of the State of North Carolina.

  • When: Wednesday, February 20 from 9-10:15 am
  • Where: CHHS 161

Please RSVP to Melanie White if you plan to attend (an RSVP is helpful but not required). 

​For more information about past training sessions and to learn about upcoming training sessions, see the Legal Affairs Training Sessions page.​

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