Olabisi Okubadejo

Olabisi Okubadejo

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Federal Negotiators Allow Lawyers, Other Advisers To Participate in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Negotiators empaneled by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently reached consensus on several preliminary campus safety rules that should be published in the coming months under the Campus Sexual Violence...more

4/4/2014 - Clery Act Department of Education SAVE Act

New Campus SaVE Act Requirements Effective Today

Effective today, colleges and universities face new obligations regarding reports of crime statistics, student disciplinary procedures, and policies and procedures to address and prevent sexual violence on campus. The...more

3/7/2014 - Colleges Rape SAVE Act Sexual Assault Universities

President Obama Establishes Task Force To Focus on Campus Sexual Assaults

In a memorandum issued earlier this week, President Obama announced the formation of an interagency task force to address incidents of rape and sexual assault at colleges and universities. Citing “uneven” compliance with...more

1/24/2014 - Assault Colleges Department of Education Sexual Assault Universities

U.S. District Judge Orders Creighton University To Accommodate Deaf Medical Student

A U.S. District Court judge last week ordered Creighton University to provide a medical student who is deaf with auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, including Communication Access Real-time Transcription...more

12/27/2013 - CART Disability Reasonable Accommodation

College Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Complaint

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced earlier this week that Logan University in Missouri settled a pregnancy discrimination complaint that the NWLC filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil...more

12/12/2013 - Department of Education Discrimination OCR Pregnancy Discrimination Students Title IX Universities

Incidents of Race-Based Bullying Highlight Need for Prompt and Effective Responses by Educational Institutions

Educational institutions are advised to audit their procedures for investigating and responding to race-based conduct in light of recent news reports about incidents of bullying, hazing, and racial harassment. Today,...more

11/26/2013 - Bullying Civil Rights Act Colleges Harassment Hazing Race Universities

U.S. Department of Education Imposes $275,000 Fine for Clery Act Violations

The U.S. Department of Education recently informed Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City, Missouri, that it intends to fine the university $275,000 because it did not comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery...more

11/12/2013 - Clery Act Colleges DOE Fines Reporting Requirements Sexual Assault Universities

OCR Investigations of Educational Institutions Find Violations of Title IX, Section 504, ADA

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that its compliance reviews of two educational institutions found one institution did not comply with Title IX in responding to incidents of...more

11/8/2013 - Accessibility Rules ADA OCR Rehabilitation Act Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Title IX Websites

Maryland Failed To Desegregate Higher Education System, District Court Rules

A U.S. District Court judge ruled recently that the State of Maryland and the Maryland Higher Education Commission failed to desegregate the State’s system of higher education as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act...more

10/10/2013 - Civil Rights Act Colleges Desegregation Equal Protection Racial Discrimination Students Universities

OCR and DOJ Clarify Use of Race in College and University Admissions

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a Dear Colleague Letter and related questions and answers about the use of race in admissions following...more

9/30/2013 - Affirmative Action Civil Rights Act Colleges DOJ OCR Racial Discrimination Title VII Universities

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