Hegel v. Langsam
of Common Pleas of
Prosser, pp. 412-413
Facts: A minor enrolled at a university got in trouble with drugs and stuff. The parents sued the university for failing to keep her out of trouble.
Issue: Does a university have a duty to keep its students out of trouble?
Rule: A university must maintain law and order on campus, and no one may contribute to the delinquency of a child.
Analysis: The court says that a university is not day care, and students are responsible for themselves.
Conclusion: The court grants the university’s motion for judgment on the pleadings.