By Scott M. Gelber

ISBN-10: 1421418843

ISBN-13: 9781421418841

Conventional knowledge holds that American courts traditionally deferred to associations of upper studying in so much issues regarding scholar behavior and entry. Historian Scott M. Gelber upends this concept, arguing that schools and universities by no means rather loved an overriding judicial privilege.

Focusing on admissions, expulsion, and institution litigation, Courtrooms and Classrooms finds that judicial scrutiny of faculty entry used to be in particular strong throughout the 19th century, while schools struggled to tell apart themselves from universal colleges that have been anticipated to teach nearly all scholars. through the early 20th century, judges deferred extra regularly to academia as university enrollment surged, college engaged extra heavily with the nation, and criminal students promoted frequent admire for administrative services. starting within the Thirties, civil rights activism inspired courts to check university entry rules with renewed vigor.

Gelber explores how exterior phenomena—especially institutional prestige and political movements—influenced the transferring jurisprudence of upper schooling through the years. He additionally chronicles the effect of litigation on university entry regulations, together with the increase of selectivity and institutional differentiation, the decline of de jure segregation, the unfold of contractual understandings of enrollment, and the triumph of vocational emphases.

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