Conference participants

Schedule - National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Schedule - National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Boot Camp: Higher Education Law & Policy Foundations
Speakers: Peter F. Lake, Oren Griffin
Lake Eola

This one-day boot camp focuses on the fundamentals of higher education law and policy. The presenters will not focus on “hot” topics or recent trends. This workshop is geared toward non-lawyers and will feature lectures, drills, problem analysis, and close with a question-and-answer segment — all designed to improve your understanding of basic principles of higher education law and policy. Come ready to learn about:

• The law of campus safety;
• Core civil rights of students and employees;
• Regulatory law and policy;
• Governance in higher education;
• Fundamentals of employment law;
• How to work with lawyers, the legal system and legal materials;
• And more!

(Lunch on your own)


9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Boots on the Ground: Campus Issues In Light of the New Administration
Speakers: Jen Day Shaw, Timothy Kessler-Cleary, Angela Coleman
Lake Mizell


Join this session for a boots on the ground discussion on what is happening on campuses around the nation. This session will focus on what you see happening and discuss best practices. It will also serve as problem solving session, for situations that you may have not yet encountered, or seen for the first time.

(Lunch on your own)


4 – 6 p.m.
Networking Event
David’s Club

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017


8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast Mingle
Lake Foyer


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Session: Impact of Immigration Policies on Higher Education
Lake Nona

Join this session to discuss what impact immigration policies will have on higher education institutions in the next four years. 


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Litigation Update Workshop
2016: A Year of Litigation.
Speakers: Adam Jussel, Dave Armstrong, Jean Demchak, Noah Welte
Lake Eola

Back for 2017, the speakers will cover significant cases, regulations, and legal trends that have shaped the last year, and will continue to impact the work for university administrators, their counsel, and their communities. The session will highlight risk management, Title IX and student conduct administration, the Supreme Court and shifts in regulatory landscape, and a view from the President’s desk. Attendees are expected to come ready to engage in a vibrant discussion with our speakers and their co-attendees regarding these challenging topics!

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary Lunch - The Good News about Saying Goodbye to the Millennials
Orange E-F

As campuses finally adjusted to the Millennial generation, it is time to welcome the next Generation initially called Gen Z or iGen. Our plenary shares ways this generation is similar and different from the Millennials and how we need to prepare to meet the expectations of this new generation. Here is a hint – think – safety, urban, career focused, and technology integration most people over 40 will never understand.


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FERPA
Speaker: Jacob H. Rooksby, M.Ed., J.D., Ph.D.
Lake Nona


This session will demystify FERPA, using interactive case studies & questions to help cover common FERPA do’s and don’ts. If you are new to higher education or just looking for a brush-up, you'll be in the right session.

2:45 - 4 p.m.
IP and Higher Education Institutions
Speaker: Jacob H. Rooksby, M.Ed., J.D., Ph.D.
Lake Nona


IP can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This interactive session will cover common copyright, trademark, patent, and social media conundrums in higher education, offering practical tips and best practices for protecting the institution and its commitment to the public good.

1:30 - 4 p.m.
The New Administration and the Higher Education Act
Speakers: John Prypyszny, J.D.; Jonathan Tarnow, J.D.
Lake Mizell

Part I: Higher Education Trends and Initiatives in 2017

This part of the session will discuss how Republican control of both the White House and Congress is likely to affect federal education policy discussions, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and other postsecondary goals and initiatives.

Part II: U.S. Department of Education Update

What does the change in Administration mean for the U.S. Department of Education, both in terms of new leadership and regulatory priorities? This part of the session will focus on potential impacts to the Department’s postsecondary activities of the last eight years, including possible revised approaches to matters of institutional accountability and oversight, transparency, educational innovation and the role of non-traditional providers, Title IX enforcement and other matters.



1:30 - 4 p.m.
Litigation Update (cont’d) and Title IX Case Update
Speakers: Adam Jussel, Dave Armstrong, Jean Demchak, Noah Welte
Lake Eola


Continued from the morning session.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017


8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast Mingle
Lake Foyer


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Fundamentals of Title IX
Speakers: Chief Justice Barajas (Ret.), Eric Butler, Debbie Osgood, Paul Caruso
Lake Eola


Join this team of experts as they walk you through the fundamentals of Title IX. This group will offer a variety of perspectives that will help any new or seasoned employee.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Disability Law Workshop
Speakers: Laura Rothstein, James Kessler, Taylor S. Parker
Lake Mizell


This presentation and full day program will provide an overview and historical reflection as well as an opportunity to focus on some of the most significant and important recent developments that should be given a high priority by higher education administrators and policymakers. The approach of the presentation is to encourage institutions to ensure that their policies, practices, and procedures related to individuals with disabilities provide a balanced approach to what MUST be done, what CAN be done, and what SHOULD be done. Rather than approaching these issues as a “check-list” of actions to be taken to “comply” with federal and other requirements, higher education institutions that take a holistic and proactive and good faith approach to these issues should “de facto” be in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Study Abroad Transparency
Speakers: Charles P. Rose, Elizabeth Brenner, Ros Thackurdeen, Johnathan Kassa
Lake Nona


Join this forward thinking conversation with higher education leaders, actively engaged in research involving the study abroad field. This session will cover study abroad regulation at state level and what can be done at the federal level.
Participate in engaging discussions about what measures need to be taken, today and in the future to provide data, transparency and increased safety in the study abroad field.

12 - 1:30 p.m. Plenary Lunch - The Branding of the America Mind
Orange E-F


Join us for lunch and a book talk on Jacob H. Rooksby’ newest book, The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why It Matters, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book is available for purchase on Amazon and copies will also be for sale and signing at the conference.

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Title IX Investigator Training Part 1
Speakers: Julian Williams, Laura Dunn, Kelly Hodges
Lake Eola


Join this session and part two on Sunday to delve into what makes a great investigator. This session will offer perspectives from three presenters who work daily on Title IX investigations.

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Disability Law Workshop (cont’d)
Speaker: Laura Rothstein, James Kessler
Lake Mizell


Continued from the morning presentation.

1:30 – 4 p.m.
Employment Law
Speakers: Joshua Bosin, David Santeusanio
Lake Nona

This employment law session is designed to provide attendees with practical information about key labor and employment law and policy developments, as well as how institutions are likely to be affected this year. Topics will include the major wage and hour changes for employers regarding Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations and the case rulings affecting graduate student unions.

5 – 6 p.m.
Crystal Ball Session, Awards, and Networking Event
Orange E-F

Join experts in higher education law as they predict the 2017 year!

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017


8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast Mingle
Lake Foyer

8 - 9 a.m.
General Counsel's Breakfast (ticketed event)
Lake Lucerne

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Constitutional Law and Higher Education Workshop
Speakers: William E. Thro, J.D., Jim Newberry, Will Creeley, Beverly Ledbetter, Neal Hutchens, KB Melear
Lake Eola


Constitution Day is designed to give a general overview of the constitutional issues confronting public university administrators and attorneys. Each session involves a brief overview of the topic, an in-depth talk show conversation, and an opportunity for questions from the audience. Topics to be covered include:
1. Constitutional Protection for "Hate Speech"
2. Due Process for Individuals Accused of Sexual Assault
3. Religious Rights for Students, Employees, and Organizations
4. Institutional Academic Freedom (refusals to cooperate with federal immigration officials and ability to engage in government speech)
5. Privacy
6. Guns
7. Panel Discussion on the Constitution and Campus

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Chief Compliance Officer Training
Speaker: Lorna Fink
Orlando 4

This session will take you through the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Compliance Officer. It will also delve into the many pitfalls a COO can encounter on campus, involving conflicts of interest and campus administrator conflicts, specifically how to deal with an administration that is not compliant.


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Title IX Investigator Training Part 2
Speakers: Julian Williams, Laura Dunn, Kelly Hodges
Lake Nona


Continued from the Saturday afternoon presentation.

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Constitutional Law and Higher Education Workshop (cont’d)
Speakers: William E. Thro, J.D., Jim Newberry, Will Creeley, Beverly Ledbetter, Neal Hutchens, KB Melear
Lake Eola

Continued from the morning presentation.

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Impact of Title IX on Greek Life and Religious Colleges
Speakers: Tim Burke, Beth Stathos, Julie Valentine
Lake Nona

Join this team of presenters as they walk you through the specialized legal issues surrounding Greek life and religious colleges.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Threat Assessment
Speakers: John Dunkle, Julie Valentine, Paul Caruso
Lake Nona

Join this session to learn about the newest developments in Threat Assessment on college campuses, best practices and how to move forward with safe and effective learning environments.



9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Advanced Title IX Workshop
Speakers: Gina Smith, Leslie Gomez
Lake Eola

This session offers in-depth training for Title IX teams

**Anticipated Schedule - Check for weekly updates and details as we add program speakers and session descriptions. Program is subject to change based on speaker availability.

 

SAVE THE DATE! BACK TO THE BEACH!

New Location: Clearwater Beach, FL Wyndham Grand

2018 - February 1 - 5

2019 - January 31 - February 4

2020 - January 30 - February 3

Registration Pricing:

Main Event Feb. 9-13, 2017
Early registration: $850.00
until Oct. 31, 2016.
Individual Rate: Regular $999.00
starting Nov. 1, 2016.

The following events are not included in the main event purchase price.

K-12 Administrators Training

Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Higher Education Law and Policy


*If you are bringing a team of 3 or more please call the Office of Professional Education for discounted pricing.