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Doe v. Brown University: Non-Students and the Limits of Title IX Liability

In a case that raises a number of interesting questions, a federal judge in Rhode Island recently held that a student at one school could not bring a Title IX action against another school following her sexual assault by some...more

Beware of Implementing 2017 Q&A Sexual Misconduct Guidance: VAWA and Clery Act Remain the Law (For Now)

On September 22, the Department of Education issued this announcement formally withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance in its 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and its 2014 Questions and Answers on Title...more

The Department of Education Seeks Public Input for New Title IX Policy

• The Department of Education (DOE) plans to gather public input—including input from educational institutions—on new Title IX policy, rejecting the prior administration’s issuance of policy by letter. • The DOE has not,...more

Title IX Update: January 2017 - Recent Title IX Developments

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Nexsen Pruet’s Title IX team assists educational institutions in Title IX compliance. The team’s primary focus includes assisting with Title IX complaint investigations and serving as adjudicators. The team also provides...more

Title IX Enforcement and Interpretation: The Winds of Change are Blowing

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Title IX enforcement issues continue to notably permeate the agenda of colleges and universities. The winds of change to Title IX enforcement may be blowing in 2017. This Management Alert will review the...more

The New Clery Handbook: What Your College or University Needs to Know Before Publishing Your October 2016 Annual Security Report...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On June 23, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, published the 2016 Edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, as required by the Clery Act (the “Handbook")...more

Stanford Swimmer Case And Baylor Athletics Report Return Focus To Title IX And Campus Sex Assault

by Fisher Phillips on

The light criminal sentence meted out to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, coupled with a scathing independent report about the way Baylor University purportedly responded to claims of sex misconduct in general and sex...more

Out of Bounds: Title IX, Off-Campus Conduct, and Yeasin V. University of Kansas

The Kansas Court of Appeals’ decision in Yeasin v. University of Kansas, stands for the proposition that educational institutions must act with both precision and foresight when delineating their disciplinary authority. Of...more

A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part I: Consent

As we noted in our last post, we will be taking a closer look at the specific provisions of New York’s proposed sexual violence legislation over the next week or so. With the Governor’s Office urging New York colleges and...more

New Campus Security Laws Take Effect This Month

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A key section of the comprehensive federal legislation passed last year to prevent and address violence against women on campuses nationally takes effect this month. It is critical for educational institutions to understand...more

Employee Theft of Employer Documents—Protected Conduct in Opposition to Discrimination or Criminal Activity?

From time to time, there is media coverage about a teacher or other public school employee who has been charged with a serious crime that occurred outside the school environment. If this employee had previous convictions or...more

N.J. Court Upholds Criminal Indictment against Former Employee Who Took Confidential Documents

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

Know Your Rights!

by Matthew Thompson on

Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more

Education Update, No.4, October 2012: "Dear Colleague . . . "

by Fisher Phillips on

With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more

March 21, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

ECW Instructor Course - CA

by Ron Martinelli on

ECW Instructor Course for Law Enforcement Training Instructors. Monterey, California...more

ECW Instructor Course - CA

by Ron Martinelli on

ECW Instructor Course - Monterey, CA...more

Ken Berry: Litigation Paralegal and Award-Winning Prisoner Advocate

by Lynne DeVenny on

I wrote this Paralegal Spotlight for Paralegal Today (July/Sept 2010) featuring Ken Berry, a litigation paralegal and award-winning prisoner advocate. Incarcerated for eight years due to a wrongful conviction, Berry turned...more

Legal Beagle Newsletter April 2011 Edition

by James Hentz on

What's going on in your neighborhood? Find out! Read our April Edition of the Legal Beagle to get, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" of our local towns and riveting national news....more

"Are You A Target?"

by Jack Santaniello on

Brief Summary of North Carolina Laws...more

Diversity Moving Forward - August 2010

by FordHarrison on

In this Issue: *Letter from Diversity & Inclusion Partner *Ford & Harrison Proudly Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida with its Annual Youth of the Year Fundraiser *Ford & Harrison Helps With the Haitian...more

UWO Arrest: Justified or Abuse of Power?

by Ryan Venables on

When UWO student Irnes Zeljkovic was arrested, little did he know that the YouTube video of his arrest would created shockwaves throughout Ontario. It shows Zeljkovic being arrested by upward of 6 UWO Campus Police officers...more

The Power and Effect of Scaring White, Suburban Voters: How Our Politicians, Criminal Justice System, and Supreme Court Use...

by Katherine Godin on

Fear can be a powerful tool: our politicians warn us that drugs and violence are seeping into our safe communities, and that, if elected, they can help put a stop to it. Once elected, these mostly white men support Criminal...more

Model Police SWAT/ERT Creation and Organization Plan

by Jeffrey-Peter Hauck on

The Model Police SWAT/ERT Plan was crafted to give criminal defense attorneys and those pursuing Title 42 section 1983 actions a familiar baseline from which to gauge police activity and guidelines during the employment and...more

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