Issues Facing Faculty In Outside Consulting Jobs

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Many universities have policies that govern faculty involvement in outside consulting, but, unsurprisingly, these policies tend to focus on the interests of the university and only incidentally on the interests of faculty.

While universities generally recognize and appreciate the benefits their institution receives from successful consulting engagements by faculty, their policies, guidelines and review procedures tend to be concerned primarily with reducing the risk of the faculty members violating their employment or contractual obligations to the university or funding sources, or violating federal or state law....
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