2019 Schedule - National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Session — Pirate Cruise Meet & Greet
Join us on the dock, for a boat ride and the sunset. You can purchase tickets here for yourself, your family and friends!
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Boot Camp: Higher Education Law and Policy Foundations
Peter Lake, Oren Griffin, Kimberley Timpf

This boot camp focuses on the fundamentals of higher education law and policy. The presenters will not focus on “hot” topics or recent trends, and is geared toward non- lawyers. It 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.


Boot Camp: Title IX Investigator Training – Certification of Completion**
Jennifer Hammat, Taylor Sinclair, Brent Ericson

Join this session to explore the latest issues in Title IX adjudication. The session will offer perspectives from presenters who work daily on Title IX investigations.

Clery Act Update
S. Daniel Carter

The CLERY compliance will cover upcoming legislative changes and developing policies to properly implement them.
S. Daniel Carter will talk about the latest developments in Congress to update CLERY as part of the Higher Education Act reauthorization (PROSPER Act, CASA, etc...).

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch on your own

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Boot Camp: Higher Education Law and Policy Foundations
Peter Lake, Oren Griffin, Kimberley Timpf

See morning session description.

Boot Camp: Title IX Investigator Training**
Jennifer Hammat, Brent Ericson, Taylor Sinclair

See morning session description.

Greek Life
Beth Stathos, Timothy Burke

This session’s speakers will analyze the specialized legal issues surrounding Greek life on campuses.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Book Discussion and Networking Session with Oren Griffin, Investigating College Student Misconduct.
Oren will be signing books! Books will be available for purchase.

Light hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.


Friday, February 1, 2019

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Scholar’s Breakfast with Neal Hutchens & Jacob Rooksby
Join Neal Hutchens and Dean Rooksby for breakfast and a discussion regarding the next edition of The Law and Higher Education.

Get a behind the scenes look into producing a book of this size and what trends they see emerging in higher education through the court systems.

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Title IX Regulatory Update
Jennifer Hammat, Debbie Osgood

During this session, the experts will walk you through Title IX policy and the impact it has on campus climates. They will also offer a variety of perspectives that will help any new or seasoned employee.

The State of Affirmative Action – DOJ and the Harvard Litigation
Laura Rothstein, Bill Thro

This session will look at the past, current and future state of affirmative action. It will include an overview of the Harvard litigation and likely outcome, the policy implications for any changes, and what this might mean in higher education.

Student Mental Health and Wellness
Kimberley Timpf, Jahanna Azarian

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
40th Panel Celebration
Chuck Carletta, Deborah Hunter, Brent Ericson, Gordon Gee (video), Oren Griffin, Cathy Cocks, Laura Rothstein, Jacob Rooksby, Beverly Ledbetter, Peter Lake, Will Creeley, Mercy Roberg, George McClellan (moderator)

Join us for a celebration of the 40th anniversary of our interdisciplinary law and policy conference. Join a courageous crew —people just like you— who have done extraordinary things to make higher education safe, compassionate, transparent, accountable, and authentic.Lunch will be served.

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Kangaroo Courts? Due Process and the College Court Novation
Jim Newberry, Charlie H. Rose, Bill Thro, Cathy Cocks

Fundamental fairness should be the cornerstone for any student grievance procedure. This session will discuss the current and emerging trends regarding due process. Presenters will share their perspectives on the considerations to be taken when developing your procedures so that they are fundamentally fair, in compliance with laws such as Title IX, and fit the mission and philosophy of your institution.

Privacy, FERPA, and the GDPR: Fundamentals and Latest Developments

Jacob Rooksby, Anne Bilder, Erin Kastberg, Alexander Bilus

A perfect panel presentation for new-to-higher education and experienced professionals alike, this presentation will begin with a conversation on student privacy issues, include an update on FERPA, and end with an overview of the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


The presentation will open with an overview of privacy – specifically what college and university administrators should know about privacy laws and their application to the higher education industry. Panelists will cover the basics of privacy law, issues surrounding privacy that have been making headlines in the recent years, and will help attendees discern what is the proper role for the university/college regarding different privacy contexts.
The panel will then provide a high level review of the basic legal precepts behind FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Law). Panelists will provide attendees with an overview of the Act (what is FERPA, what does FERPA cover, etc.) and how a college/university should handle a FERPA-related request from a student. Additionally, panelists will succinctly highlight some recent developments to help colleges and universities understand how this area of the law is developing.


In addition to the FERPA update, panelists will also provide attendees with an overview of GDPR basics. Specifically, the panel will address how the GDPR has impacted American-based colleges and universities with students, employees, and alumni in or from the EU. The panel will outline practical steps colleges and universities should implement in order to remain compliant, including the creation of data inventories, policies and procedures for handling data subject requests, and changes to contracts with vendors that have access to an institution’s data.

Higher Education Reauthorization Act and Legislative Updates
Johnathan Tarnow, John Przypyszny

This session will review the major higher education regulatory and policy developments under the Trump Administration, including multiple negotiated rule makings and shifts in sub-regulatory guidance.

5:00 PM – 6:11 PM
Sunset Celebration - See you on the beach!

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

General Counsel Breakfast (invitation only)

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Disability Law Workshop (Part I)
Laura Rothstein, Jim Kessler, Courtney Cioffredi

eSports: Emerging Law and Policy Issues
George McClellan, Ryan Arnett

This presentation provides an overview of some key the issues affecting the emerging world of eSports such as gambling, intellectual property protections, online streaming rights, and contract management.

The Future of Dispute Resolution in Higher Education: The Rise of Mediation
Richard Birke, Cathy Cocks

The new Title IX regulations are a canary in the coal mine and signal an increasing role of mediation in higher education. Is your department ready? Richard Birke, the Executive Director of JAMS, and Cathy Cocks, President of ASCA, will lead a discussion about how to better integrate alternative dispute resolution techniques into our industry.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Keynote Speaker Presentation with Craig Chanoff
Lunch will be served.

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Disability Law Workshop (Part II)
Laura Rothstein, Jim Kessler, Courtney Cioffredi

Litigation Ground Zero: Tips for Leaders in Time of Crisis
Brent Ericson, Jim Haggerty, John Carns

First Amendment and Free Expression Critical Issues: Religious Liberties, Speech Zones, Controversial Speakers, and Employee Speech
Bill Thro, KB Melear, Will Creeley, Lou Guard

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Crystal Ball Predictions
This session will review the major higher education regulatory and policy developments under the Trump Administration, including multiple negotiated rule makings and shifts in sub-regulatory guidance.
Moderated by KB Melear.
Light hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Litigation & Risk Management Update in Higher Education including SCOTUS Update
Debbie Osgood, Susan Deniker, Jean Demchak, Michael Raupp

Employment Law Critical Issues
Oren Griffin, Joshua Bosin, Erika Royal

Challenges & Opportunities in Executive Placement in Higher Education
John Kroger, Bobby Colόn, David Armstrong

This session will address the executive placement process for both institutions of higher education and from the applicant’s perspective for those who wish to run institutions of higher education.


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Keynote Speaker Presentation with Judge Ken Starr
Lunch will be served.

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Litigation & Risk Management Update in Higher Education including SCOTUS Update
Debbie Osgood, Susan Deniker, Jean Demchak, Michael Raupp

Student engagement around the world: Stakeholder considerations
Charles P. Rose, Elizabeth Brenner, Ros Thackurdeen, Heath Boice-Pardee

This session will review study abroad case law, including the 2018 verdict, Munn v. Hotchkiss School. It will reconsider the status of state and federal legislative efforts, particularly in light of the midterm elections. And it will discuss what pre-travel safety tools currently exist, what tools may exist in the future and how a broadened stakeholder base is shifting the conversation about student safety.


Employment Law Critical Issues Part II
Oren Griffin, Joshua Bosin, Ericka Royal
This session is part two of the morning session, new cases and new issues in higher education employment will be addressed.

Monday, February 4, 2019


7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Title IX Athletics
Jody Shipper, Jahanna Azarian

Jody Shipper, a cofounder of Project IX, Inc., and the Center’s Jahanna Azarian will be hosting a discussion on Title IX compliance within university athletic programs. This is a great opportunity to learn more about developing effective solutions to prevent and better respond to gender based bias within university athletic programs, from one of the nation’s leading experts in Title IX.

Crisis Management & Threat Assessment
Jim Haggerty, Gene Deisinger


This session will provide for an interactive and collaborative discussion regarding challenges & opportunities in building an effective framework and processes for threat assessment and management, and strategic approaches for enhancing crisis management and communications. The session will discuss the myths and realities of threat and crisis management, including practices to avoid and things to do. The facilitators are experienced professionals, with focused practice in their respective fields for more than 25 years each.

*Schedule subject to change.

**Title IX Investigator Training Certificate given upon completion of both sessions.

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