Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2014

In This Issue:

- Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence: Five Key Questions That Have Actually Been Answered – and Five New Questions

- Supreme Court Asked If State Universities Are Exempt From Claims Under the False Claims Act

- VAWA Rulemaking Sessions Come to a Close – A Sneak-Peek at What May Be In Store for Colleges and Universities

- Common Issues Related to the Sale of Gifted Stock

- Uptick in Hazing-Related Incidents Provides Sobering Reminder of Potential Claims Against Colleges and Universities

- Who pays when the authorities come calling?

- Excerpt from Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual

Violence: Five Key Questions That Have Actually Been Answered – and Five New Questions:

- On April 29, 2014, the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education (“OCR”) issued a “significant guidance document” that sought to address many of the questions that arose in the wake of the April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter. This April 29, 2014 Q+A Document is 46 pages long, and will not be summarized in detail here. This note talks through five key questions that the Q+A actually does answer, and five new questions that this Q+A, itself, has created.

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Topics:  Colleges, Rape, SAFE Act, Sexual Assault, Title IX, Universities, VAWA

Published In: Education Updates

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