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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

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. Names Debora L. Osgood Partner in the Firm’s Education Group

Former High-Ranking U.S. Department of Education Official for the Office for Civil Rights Will Expand Education Group’s Civil Rights Practice CHICAGO, Illinois; March 16, 2016 – Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd, a Chambers Ranked full-service law firm focusing on education, health care, and labor and employment, is pleased to […]

  Mar 16, 2016  |  By    |   On Firm News

Day 3 Recap of the National Association of School Financial Aid Administrators Conference

The 2015 NASFAA Conference in New Orleans had a little excitement Monday night.  There were some protesters at the parade Monday night to protest the high cost of post secondary education. The protesters were treated politely and didn’t interfere with the fun. Tuesday’s sessions were conducted by school officials and […]

  Jul 22, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Day One & Two Recap of the 2015 National Association of School Financial Aid Administrators Conference

On July 19, the National Association of School Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) held its 2015 Conference in New Orleans.  The conference program kicked off with the Keynote speaker Hill Harper, well known actor from CSI NY but also an author and philanthropist as founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated […]

  Jul 21, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Will Others Follow? Virginia Requiring Transcript Notations for Sexual Violence

Starting this month, certain Virginia institutions of higher education are required, by statute, to prominently note on a student’s transcript if the student is suspended for, has been dismissed for, or withdraws from the institution while under investigation for an offense involving sexual violence.  The statute defines “sexual violence” as […]

  Jul 15, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

PROPOSED REGULATION ON OVERTIME PAY EXEMPTIONS

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (the “FLSA’s”) overtime standards.  On July 6, 2015 the DOL published the proposed rule defining and delimiting […]

  Jul 13, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

House Committee Approves Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Earlier today, as reported in a Committee press release, the House Appropriations Committee approved the draft fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill on a vote of 30-21.   The draft bill includes “$153 billion in discretionary funding, which is a reduction of $3.7 billion below the fiscal […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Amendment to Remove Gainful Employment Rule Spending Limitation Fails in House Approps Committee

The House Committee on Appropriations is currently considering the draft appropriations bill passed by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on June 17.  As mentioned previously, Section 309 of this bill contains a limitation on the use of funds to implement and […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Senate Sub Committee Passes Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill; Full Committee Vote Tomorrow

In a markup held yesterday, the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (“Labor-HHS”) released a summary statement setting forth the key elements of the a $153.2 billion appropriations bill that passed the sub committee.  The full Senate Committee on Appropriations will take […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education

Welcome to the Blog

We wanted to extend a very warm welcome to those of you who are new to the Higher Ed Law Blog.  We try to cover all things higher education and ed tech here – although we certainly stray into K-12 and education reform issues, like charter schools, education savings accounts […]

  Jun 24, 2015  |  By    |   On Education