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Upholding Title IX Principles in Collegiate Athletics

Written with Debbie Osgood [1] Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.  Complementing Title IX at the federal level are the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act, both of which […]

  Aug 24, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

The Uninvited Speaker On Campus: Successfully Dealing with an Increasing, and Troubling, Trend

Over the past few months, it has become more and more common for high profile racist and neo-Nazi groups to attempt to rent space for rallies and lectures on college campuses.  One of the leaders of the so-called “alt-right” movement, Richard Spencer, recently told the Houston Chronicle that he plans […]

  Aug 18, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

Managing the Speakers and the Stage: Best Practices for Free Expression on Campus

Last Friday, as a preamble to their violent marches and rallies in Charlottesville, VA, neo-Nazis descended upon the University of Virginia.  Carrying torches, around 300 individuals marched through the heart of the UVA campus and towards the Rotunda, the venerable center of the university.  While surrounding the statute of Thomas […]

  Aug 15, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

Out of Bounds? The Reach of NCAA Jurisdiction

The University of Louisville Cardinals and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels – two of the preeminent collegiate basketball programs in this country.  They have collectively appeared in thirty NCAA Tournament Final Fours, hoisting the championship trophy a total of ten times.  Yet, both programs are currently embroiled in […]

  Aug 11, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

Affirmative Action Under Review? A Reminder of a College’s Ongoing Responsibilities

Last week, The New York Times published a report suggesting that the U.S. Department of Justice would start investigating intentional race-based discrimination in university admissions. As the story evolved, it became known that the report was actually an internal job posting that did “not reflect a new policy or program […]

  Aug 11, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

Welcome to the New Higher Ed Law Blog!

Another school year is just around the corner.  Students will return to their dorms later this month.  Professors are busily putting the final touches on their syllabi and finishing off summer writing projects.  Administrators are hurriedly planning budgets, forming strategies, and seeking guidance on what may lie ahead for the […]

  Aug 11, 2017  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood to speak at The Atlantic’s Education Summit

Debbie Osgood will speak on Title IX at The Atlantic’s third annual Education Summit in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. For more information, visit the Summit’s website.

  Apr 11, 2017  |  By    |   On Firm News

AFL-CIO appoints Patrick E. Deady to the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO’s LCC

On February 15, 2017, Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, appointed Patrick E. Deady to the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC). The forty-five LCC Board members help to shape the programs and priorities of the Committee, which meets annually to provide continuing legal education to lawyers […]

  Feb 15, 2017  |  By    |   On Firm News

Debbie Osgood presents

“Transgender Students and Employees: How to Comply with the Latest Title IX Guidance” Debbie Osgood will present an online seminar, Transgender Students and Employees: How to Comply with the Latest Title IX Guidance on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 1pm Central Time. Debbie, a partner with Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose who […]

  Jun 14, 2016  |  By    |   On Firm News

Justice Laura Liu Kasper

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Laura Liu Kasper. Laura joined the litigation practice of our firm in 1998 and played a key role in many of our major cases.   In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed her to the […]

  May 26, 2016  |  By    |   On Firm News