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This poster presents legal issues related to student suicide on university and college campuses in the United States. Some of the key concepts include issues related to FERPA and liability; if an institution is responsible for preventing suicides; existence of a “special relationship” held between institutions and students in regards to suicide; and the idea of a duty to warn/notify. The poster presents recommendations for policies, procedures and prevention strategies for institutions of higher learning. A few highlighted cases with regard to student suicide include: Mahoney v. Alleghaney College, Jain v. Iowa, and Bogust v. Iverson.



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