Education: Law for Schoolmen

Dean Robert Hamilton of Wyoming University's College of Law has long been worried by school administrators' ignorance of the laws that especially concern them. Every year, he estimates, U.S. schools are involved in some 12,000 lawsuits costing more than $7,000,000. If only the schoolmen knew more law, Dean Hamilton concluded, many of those cases could be avoided.

Last month he decided to launch a one-man crusade to set the schoolmen straight. He began printing an experimental law letter, sending it out to selected officials across the U.S. Before he knew it, subscription money was pouring in—from teachers, school superintendents and state departments...

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