lawsuit that deals with school counseling or the educational environment

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lawsuit that deals with school counseling or the educational environment

This week you must research and identify a lawsuit that deals with school counseling or the educational environment. You will then use the attached template to prepare your brief.

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Assignment details follow:

Please use the attached template for your Case Brief (briefs not completed using the template will not be accepted and the student will be required to redo and resubmit the assignment). A Case Brief is a short summary and analysis of a case prepared for use in classroom discussions. It is a set of notes, presented in a systematic way, in order to sort out the parties, identify the issues, ascertain what was decided, and analyze the reasoning behind decisions made by the courts.

You must locate a lawsuit dealing with school counseling and/or education. These are best found by using an internet search engine of your choice. Such search strings many include: lawsuits school counseling, educational lawsuits, lawsuits in education, school counselors and lawsuits, etc. You may also use journals, websites, books etc. that might identify case law/legal cases in school counseling and education.

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MEC 6607

Briefly discuss the answer/discuss each of the areas below based on your case.  Please double space.  Delete the blue wording.

1.    TITLE
This is the title of the case, the case number, and the year of the decision (if applicable).  Please copy and paste the link to your case if applicable.

2.    FACTS
These are the bare facts of the case.

3.    STATUTE AND CODE OF ETHICS
This is the law that is under scrutiny.  What ASCA Code of Ethics may be involved in this case.

4.    OUTCOME
What was the decision of the Supreme Court and for which side (if the case has been decided)?

5.    REASONING
The reasoning used in the decision.  You can find this in the majority opinion that is written for each case or you may add your own thoughts.

6.    LEGAL DOCTRINE AND HOW WOULD YOU HAVE HANDLED THE SITUATION DIFFERENTLY TO AVOID LEGAL ISSUES.
What is the precedent set by this case, what standard does it set for future cases?  As a future school counselor/educator how would ensure protection of your students or your personal protection as a professional in relation to this case.

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