37th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Compliance, Consumers and the Constitution -- Managing the Law and Policy Expectations of Conflicting Constituencies in Higher Education's Second Civil Rights Revolution

Feb. 11-15, 2016 - Hilton Orlando, Florida


Higher Education Institutions face the greatest challenges under law in American history—at least since the Civil Right era of the 1960s and 1970s. For better or worse, the field is rapidly legalizing—right down to instructional design and delivery. The rise of a highly legalistic culture is itself a challenge. The challenges multiply, however, when multiple constituencies project conflicting legal agendas and expect us to reconcile competing legal standards (and often in a state of conflict). The tectonics of legal evolution have placed higher education on a fault-line.

This year’s event again gives participants the opportunity to hone their legal compliance skills and knowledge-base via intensive workshops and targeted, practical sessions on hot topics such as Title IX, FERPA, investigator training and disability law. We will also tackle the tricky federal (and state) constitutional issues that promise to rock “Compliance U” to the core. Are you prepared to face the fundamental adjustments in core legal standards that will inevitably play a big role in the seismic legal events to come? Join us in Orlando for the nation’s premiere law and policy event to prepare yourself and your campus for what is nothing less than a revolution in progress!


Conference Leadership


Conference Chair:
Peter F. Lake
Charles A. Dana Chair, Stetson University College of Law
Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy

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Honorary Co-Chair:
Beth Stathos
General Counsel
Chi Omega Fraternity

Mercy Roberg

Director, Office Of Professional Education:
Mercy Roberg  


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Hilton Orlando