Robert Toone

Robert Toone

Foley Hoag LLP

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Department of Education Issues Final Regulations on Campus Sex Offense Reporting and Training, While Leaving Some Key Issues...

On Monday, the Department of Education published final regulations on how colleges and universities should prevent, report, and respond to sexual offenses on campus. These regulations interpret changes recently made by...more

10/23/2014 - Clery Act Colleges Dating Violence Department of Education Disclosure Requirements Domestic Violence Final Rules Sexual Assault Stalking Title IX Universities

Fifth Circuit Issues Important Ruling on Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Earlier this week, in Fisher v. University of Texas, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the undergraduate admissions program at the University of Texas at...more

7/18/2014 - Affirmative Action Appeals College Admissions Colleges Discrimination Diversity Race SCOTUS Standard of Review Universities

Guidance About Title IX: White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Releases its First Report

In a report released Tuesday, the White House task force on sexual assaults outlined five action steps and recommendations for ensuring compliance with Title IX and protecting students on college and university campuses from...more

5/1/2014 - Colleges Enforcement Enforcement Actions OCR Rape Sexual Assault Title IX Universities

Supreme Court Ruling Exposes Continuing Division on Use of Race in Higher Education Admissions

Yesterday's ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action shows that the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court remain fundamentally divided about the future of race-conscious admission policies in higher...more

4/23/2014 - Affirmative Action Colleges Disparate Impact Racial Discrimination SCOTUS Universities

The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education Release New Information About Using Race in Higher Education

On September 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education released a document entitled “Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.” This is the first guidance released by...more

10/1/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Colleges Department of Education DOJ Fisher v University of Texas Race SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Universities

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