legal issues in higher education

Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference: Interpreting Anti-discrimination Laws in Higher Education

The UVM Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is “one of the only conferences that invites higher education professionals to examine issues specific to their professional area (student services, admissions, etc.), but is focused exclusively on how the law impacts those areas,” says Joshua Richards. Vice-chair of the Higher Education Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference: Promoting a Proactive Approach to Applied Learning Accommodations

From the start of the pandemic, with the close of campuses and the shift to remote learning, postsecondary institutions have been working to ensure equal access to education for all students. This has involved adapting curricula and course content, developing applied/experiential learning opportunities in a remote context, and meeting challenges to ensure accessibility to education […]

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Under President Biden, Changes to Title IX Expected

A new and controversial Title IX rule strengthening the rights of those accused of sexual harassment or assault on U.S. college campuses is likely to be changed under the Biden Administration. In March, President Biden directed the U.S. Education Department to review Title IX rules that went into effect on Aug. 14, 2020. Those rules, […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Legal Issues in Higher Education at UVM

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, UVM’s Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is planning an event unlike any other in its past—one that’s completely online—in a year that’s been punctuated by a number of complex issues and events, any one of which would—on its own—be enough to have college and university administrators nationwide struggling […]

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Restorative Justice and Title IX: An Interview with Legal Issues in Higher Education Speaker Megan Farrell

By Kate Whitney UVM’s 29th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference focuses on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education and tackles a variety of issues including Restorative Justice and Title IX. On April 4, 2011, the education department’s Office of Civil Rights sent a document that would come to be […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Spotlight: Seth Gilbertson

By Kate Whitney Higher education is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the United States, with a diverse and ever-changing roster of legal issues competing for attention. In spite of these challenges, Seth Gilbertson, Associate Counsel for the State University of New York’s Office of University Counsel, was thrilled when he was offered a […]

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