Applying Sessions to School

By Alex Simon

AUSTIN — Tommy Hamzik and I sat in on Hillary Warren’s “How to Sue Your School” session today. Warren is the advisor for the Otterbein360, the student newspaper at Otterbein College in Ohio. The paper got national publicity recently for its news editor winning a Supreme Court case against the College.

Warren made the entire talk based around the things she and her students wish they had known before entering the lawsuit, which ranged from extremely small details (any call you make to your attorney is billable, but not calls to friends who are attorneys) to overarching themes (Keep a file on everything you do that could be included).

At a private institution, these are all valuable for me to know in case anything comes up that could lead to a suit. It also is great to make a connection with Warren, as she would be a great resource in a potential situation.

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