The student revolt of the 1960s was instrumental in the change of the relationship between students and institutions of higher education. The traditional institutional philosophy of in loco parentis was transformed into the reality that students are individuals who possess constitutional rights that are to be respected. While the justification for the development of student rights is found in the constitutional areas of due process, equal protection, and the freedoms of speech, assembly and religion, the recognition of student rights in the area of search and seizure has been minimal. This article will explore the development of the law relating to search and seizure and its effect on students in higher education. It is hoped that the article will be of assistance to practicing college and university counsel, administrators and trustees. With that emphasis in mind, it will attempt to show the administrative implications for university officials associated with this legal issue.
Ripps, Steven R.
"The Search and Seizure of Person and Property: College and University Students,"
University of Dayton Law Review: Vol. 3:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udlr/vol3/iss1/5