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2016 Borrower Defense Rule now in effect: Free webinars and quick thoughts

Aaron Lacey October 17, 2018
U.S. capitol dome

As the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense Rule takes effect this week, it may be tempting for those in higher education to react quickly and aggressively. We suggest you be aware, be watchful, and be patient. Here are a few quick thoughts and a link to our four previous webinars on the 2016 Rule. READ MORE

Arbitration provisions in enrollment agreements appear to be safe in light of Supreme Court ruling

Jeff Fink June 7, 2018
arbitration agreement with gavel and pen poised to sign it

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the enforcement of arbitration agreements in employment contracts likely extends the same benefit to institutions of higher education on an issue of key importance in recent years: The ability of schools to include arbitration provisions in their enrollment agreements. READ MORE

Final webinar on borrower defense rulemaking coming up February 21

Aaron Lacey February 6, 2018
U.S. Capitol

After attending the last of three discussion sessions in Washington over the Department of Education’s borrower defense rule, Aaron Lacey will host a free February 21 webinar to discuss the final session and provide insights on the entirety of the rulemaking process. READ MORE

Recordings now available for final Borrower Defense Rule webinars

Aaron Lacey January 6, 2017
illustration of person in front of a maze

For anyone who missed our exclusive series of webinars on the final Borrower Defense Rule, or wanted to share them with their colleagues, the recordings and PowerPoint slides are now all available (at no cost). READ MORE

Thompson Coburn hosts webinar series on Department of Education’s final Borrower Defense Rule

Aaron Lacey November 22, 2016
illustration of person in front of a maze

To help institutions understand the final borrower defense rule and its implications, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Team is offering a series of four in-depth, 90-minute webinars, each focused on a different aspect of the regulatory package. READ MORE

New webinar series: Unraveling the proposed Borrower Defense Rule

Aaron Lacey Jeff Fink August 24, 2016
unraveling borrower defense rule

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education released its proposed “borrower defense” rule, a sweeping and complex set of regulatory proposals with significance for all institutions of higher education. To help institutions understand the proposed rule and its implications, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Team is offering a series of in-depth webinars, each focused on a different aspect of the regulatory package. READ MORE