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2019 NASPA Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy

6/3/2019 - 6/14/2019

Application Materials 

  • Resume / CV with references
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Instructions regarding payment will be sent with the acceptance letter. Applications will be accepted until April 5, 2019.

NASPA and ACPA's Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (PCASAP), includes a defined and articulated competency area for law, policy and governance (LPG). NASPA is now proud to offer an intensive {23} hour residential certificate program specifically designed to develop and enhance skills, attitudes and knowledge related to the articulated competencies endorsed by ACPA and NASPA in the LPG area of competency.

It is vital that university administrators appreciate and understand the critical legal and regulatory issues that impact their work.  A wide variety of student-affairs professionals - ranging from mid-level to senior leaders - will benefit from this program.  The program is designed to provide student-affairs professionals with information and skills to develop and enhance competency in LGP competency area.

Led by law and policy professionals, the program will provide information and skill development to develop basic LGP competency in all identified categories and enhance or develop competency in many intermediate and advanced competency categories as well.  Moreover, the program will address various "hot topics," in higher education law as a context for developing competencies while ensuring that participants learn core legal concepts that will help them work through recurring issues.

This is the only program of its type; and the only certificate program specifically recommended for members of NASPA, ASCA, and other student affairs-focused association.

The program will provide demanding and intensive instruction and time for informal collaborative learning in a world class resort setting. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 2018 program, we are excited to offer 2 sessions for the 2019 Law Certificate Program. Each cohort will be limited to no more than 30 participants.

 Applications will be accepted until April 5, 2019.

Contact Information

When entering your address, please enter the address to where you would like program materials shipped to you.

First Name:  Required
Last Name:  Required
Position Title:  Required
Employer:  Required
E-mail:  Required
Phone Number:  Required
Street 1:  Required
Cell Phone Number:
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City:  Required
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Zip Code:  Required
How many years have you been a full time student affairs professional?:  Required
Have you attended law school?:  Required
Program Session

We are pleased to offer two sessions for this year's Law Certificate Program. Please indicate the session(s) you are available to attend. 


 EITHER June 3-7 or June 10-14  June 3 - June 7 Only
 June 10 - June 14 Only  
Resume and References

Please upload a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background (all colleges and universities attended; degrees attempted and completed, etc.), work history, honors and awards, publications and presentations, and at least two professional references.

Please submit a PDF file titled by Last Name, First Name.

Resume:  Required
Provide short title (Resume):  Required
Personal Statement

A personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, explaining why you wish to participate in the Certificate Program, what strengths you would bring to the program, and your career goals for the next five-ten years.

Please include your last name on the header on each page of the personal statement. Please submit a PDF file saved as Last Name, First Name_Statement.

Personal Statement:  Required
Provide short title (Personal Statement):  Required
Recommendation Letter
At least one letter of recommendation is required; preferably, the letter should be from an individual with whom you have worked in a professional capacity, or from a professor who is familiar with your work.

The preferred file format is as a PDF document.
Required Recommendation Letter :
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Additional Recommendation Letter:
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Reference Checks/Credential Verification/Interviews: NASPA reserves the right to verify credentials listed on your curriculum vitae and to contact directly individuals listed as professional references, individuals who submit letters or recommendation, and the university representative who submits a letter on your behalf. Stetson and NASPA also reserve the right to conduct phone or in-person interviews with applicants. However, interviews are neither required nor guaranteed.

By signing this application, I certify that I have read and understand this application, and I also certify that the information I have submitted is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I agree to communicate promptly to NASPA any changes in matters covered herein, even if such changes occur after I have enrolled as a student in the Certificate Program. I understand that upon discovery of any inaccuracy of information contained herein, or omission of information requested herein, NASPA reserves the right to revoke my acceptance and admission to the Certificate Program, to refuse to award a certificate, or to recommend the revocation of the certificate earned.
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