August 28, 2006

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

VSU's attorney participates in UGA's 37th Annual Higher EducationLaw Conference

Laverne Lewis Gaskins, university attorney for Valdosta State University, was invited to present at the 37th Annual Conference on Higher Education and the Law, held July 30-Aug. 1, 2006, at Jekyll Island, Ga. The conference was sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education and the University of Georgia.

The purpose of the conference was to present and discuss new ideas and approaches for dealing with critical legal issues confronting university administrators today. Gaskins' presentation was titled, "Alcohol and Drug Use: Universities' Legal Duty of Care, Double Jeopardy, Fourth Amendment and Due Process."

This is the second year Gaskins has been invited to present at the conference.

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