With a constantly evolving legal landscape, colleges, universities and independent schools encounter a vast spectrum of new topics on any given day. Pepper Hamilton's Higher Education Practice Group has created its "In Brief" webinar series to provide in-house counsel and school administrators with information that will help them identify and navigate issues relevant to these emerging matters. Drawing on our broad experience in the education sector and beyond, we will address a different timely and relevant topic in each session, allowing time for questions from participants.
Join us for our first "In Brief" session, Title IX in Limbo: Practical Steps for Summer 2019, on June 18, from 12:00 to 12:45 PM (ET).
Against the backdrop of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ September 2017 Q&A on Sexual Misconduct; the Department’s November 2018 proposed amendments to the regulations implementing Title IX; and more than 113,000 public comments on the topic, we explore the practical steps colleges and universities can take to ensure they are providing a fundamentally fair process to students accused of sexual misconduct. We also provide guidance on how colleges and universities can better position themselves to respond when the final regulations are announced, while avoiding the pitfalls of prematurely overhauling their current policies in reaction to the draft regulations.