Caldwell, NJ asked in Education Law for New Jersey

Q: Hello, I teach college and part of the requirements of my course is to have students write and present a lesson plan.

I asked the student to collaborate with me to write up an article and submit it to an educational journal. She said it was her property and no, she didn't want me to use her idea. There was a similar lesson online. I researched the idea and elaborated greatly. Does she have the right to prevent me from writing it up? Thank you.

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: As a teacher, I believe you can with the student's permission. I would actually suggest that you try placing this question in a publishing forum or Intellectual Property forum

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