On November 29, Aaron Lacey, leader of Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice, offered a complimentary, 90-minute webinar examining the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rules in significant detail. For those who missed the presentation, it can be viewed here.
These proposed rules, if implemented, will constitute the first significant revision of the Department’s Title IX regulations in over 40 years. Among other things, the Department proposes to clarify the scope of a school’s responsibility for managing incidents of sex discrimination, to codify procedural requirements for the resolution of Title IX complaints, and to define key concepts in the law.
The presentation was timed to accompany the publication of the official rule, which arrived on the same day the webinar was broadcast. Institutions and other interested parties now have through January 28, 2019, to comment on the Department’s proposal.
For those interested in higher education policy and regulation, we invite you to tune in to our Higher Education Webinar Series. These monthly webinars, which will run through the entire 2018/2019 academic year, focus on legal, regulatory, and policy issues impacting institutions of higher education. Each webinar is free and is approved for Continuing Legal Education credit. Specific details are released each month for the date and time of that month’s session. You can also look for additional analysis on Thompson Coburn’s REGucation blog. Previously offered webinars can be accessed through our TCLE Library.
Aaron Lacey leads Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education practice, and is the editorial director of REGucation, the firm’s higher education blog. He can be reached at (314) 552-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.