IN KANSAS - NO SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY

Matthew Prime was a 19-year old pledge of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of Kansas. On Pledge Dad night, Prime consumed alcohol to the point that he lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital where he was...
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ALFRED BANS FRATERNITIES

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Benjamin Klein, an Alfred University junior, was found dead in a creek behind the Zeta Beta Tau House on February 12, 2002. Three and a half months later, Alfred University's Board of Trustees had...
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WHEN IS A FRATERNITY A NUISANCE?

James C. Harvey Mr. Harvey is an attorney in Orange County, California. He is a member of Phi Delta Theta, the NIC Law Committee, and the NIC Legal Advocacy Fund Committee. "The regimes of boarding houses, fraternity houses, and the...
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KLAN COSTUMES OR BLACK FACE - THE AFTERMATH

Tim Burke, Manley & Burke The January 2002 issue of Fraternal Law, which reported on fraternities whose Halloween parties had included members dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes, black face and Afro wigs was primarily intended to discuss the abilities...
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IN THE HEADLINES

As this issue of Fraternal Law goes to press, a trial is scheduled to begin in Harrisonburg, Virginia of two James Madison University students. The members of SAE are charged with six counts of hazing. Virginia is now one of...
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HANDLING THE PRESS IN A CRISIS

Jerry Galvin The writer is experienced in public relations and media relations matters. Lawyers who write for Fraternal Law have worked  with him on  the public relations side of fraternity emergencies throughout the United States. Every fraternity and sorority should...
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FROLIC INTO COURT

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke Everyone enjoys having fun. When people are having fun, they sometimes let down their guard and make a careless mistake. When alcohol, automobiles or rowdy behavior are involved, people sometimes get hurt. When people...
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YALE STUDENTS LOSE CLAIM UNIVERSITY VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke The challenge by four Orthodox Jewish students to Yale University's policy requiring freshman and sophomores to live on campus ended in defeat recently when the United States Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal....
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KLAN COSTUMES AND BLACK FACE - CAN ANYONE PUNISH?

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Hateful, offensive, sophomoric, stupid, absolutely insensitive and wrong. Their actions were all of these. At Halloween parties at the University of  Louisville,  Ole  Miss and Auburn, fraternity members  disgraced  themselves  and their organizations by...
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COULD CAREER NETWORKING WORK AGAINST YOU?

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Given the brotherhood/sisterhood relationship so admirably encouraged by Greek organizations, it is not surprising that many Greek groups encourage networking within their membership by those members seeking or having employment opportunities. Some groups have...
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