Scott Warner

Scott Warner

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DOE Publishes Final VAWA Regulations

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Education (DOE) published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. As we previously reported, the VAWA regulations are...more

10/31/2014 - Clery Act DOE VAWA

Guidance Regarding Compliance with Changes to Clery Act Made by VAWA Before Final Regulations Become Effective

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (DOE) released guidance designed to assist institutions of higher education in determining how to comply with the Violence Against Women...more

7/17/2014 - Clery Act Colleges DOE Security Students Title IX Universities VAWA

Department of Education Proposes New VAWA/Campus SaVE Act Regulations

On June 20, 2014, new proposed regulations targeting sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking were published in the Federal Register. The draft regulations implement changes made to the Clery Act by the...more

6/23/2014 - Clery Act Colleges Department of Education Universities VAWA

Obama Administration Announces Voluminous Guidance Regarding Sexual Violence

Schools now have a substantial amount of additional guidance to review, process, and implement in their ongoing efforts to address sexual violence and achieve and maintain compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments...more

5/1/2014 - Colleges OCR Rape SAFE Act Sexual Assault Students Title IX Universities

President Obama Announces White House Task Force On Protecting Students From Sexual Assault

On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force). The President’s announcement was accompanied by a report issued by the White...more

2/4/2014 - Colleges OCR Sexual Assault Students Title IX Universities VAWA

OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Pregnant And Parenting Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter last week that provides guidance for secondary schools regarding compliance with Title IX as it relates to pregnant and parenting...more

7/3/2013 - Department of Education OCR Parental Rights Pregnancy Students Title IX

U.S. Supreme Court Directs Fifth Circuit To Reevaluate University Of Texas Admissions Process Using “Correct” Strict Scrutiny Test

In a 7-1 decision (in which Justice Elena Kagan did not participate), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit applied the incorrect strict...more

6/25/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Diversity Fisher v University of Texas SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Universities

The Department Of Education Issues Preliminary Guidance Regarding Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued preliminary guidance last week regarding the anticipated regulatory changes that will be required to implement legislation, signed by President Obama in March of this year,...more

6/5/2013 - Clery Act Compliance Department of Education Domestic Violence Title IX VAWA

OCR Issues New Guidance Regarding Retaliation

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance this week in the form of a “Dear Colleague Letter” that specifically addresses retaliation. Like complaints filed with the...more

4/29/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Department of Education OCR Retaliation Title VII

Amendments to Liquor Control Act Create Safe Harbor For College And University Employees And Students Who Request Police...

On January 1, 2013, certain amendments to Section 6-16 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 (the “Act”) will take effect. These amendments may impact the way that institutions of higher education address underage...more

12/24/2012 - Colleges Liquor Control Acts Premises Liability Safe Harbors Underage Drinking Universities

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