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Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Return of In Loco Parentis?

              In loco parentis (Latin for “in the place of a parent”) is a phrase that refers to the legal responsibility of an individual or organization to assume some of the functions and responsibilities of the parent.  In higher education, this doctrine was very much alive and well, and […]

  Mar 29, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood discusses Title IX issues on Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, appears on the March 18, 2018 airing of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.  Debbie discusses balancing the need to encourage victims of sexual assault to come forward while protecting due process for the accused.  

  Mar 18, 2018  |  By    |   On Firm News

Taking Stock of the Key Changes to OCR’s New Case Processing Manual

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has unveiled its newly-revamped Case Processing Manual. (Find the Manual here.) The procedural changes in the new Manual are critically important for complainants and recipients, including colleges and universities, involved in OCR’s complaint process.  The Manual, which takes effect today, will govern how OCR investigates and resolves discrimination complaints going forward.

  Mar 5, 2018  |  By    |   On Education