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Allan Shackelford

As an attorney and/or consultant, Allan has advised institutions of higher education for over 30 years on various issues, including student affairs, study abroad, disability accommodations, governance, accreditation, and risk management. He writes for a number of publications related to higher education policy and legal issues. He has written and presented extensively on students with disabilities, specifically on risk and legal liability issues related to students with significant psychological disabilities. Allan received his B.A. in history from Emory University and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Allan is the co-author of “Responding to and Supporting Students with Disabilities: Risk Management Considerations” (New Directions for Higher Education, No. 154, Summer 2011, Jossey-Bass) and The Student Affairs Handbook: Translating Legal Principles into Effective Policies (LRP 2007).