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October 1, 2021

Early Bird Registration Deadline

November 10, 2021

Regular Registration Deadline

November 19, 2021

Hotel Reservation Deadline

NASPA Student Affairs Law & Policy Conference

In-Person Conferences Policy and Advocacy Public Policy Division

Student affairs professional practice is impacted daily by changing state and federal laws that require educators to stay at the forefront of a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape. At the The 2021 Student Affairs Law & Policy Conference, participants will engage with a diverse range of content experts and gain skills that will build upon their capacity to address pressing legal issues.

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The 2021 Student Affairs Law & Policy Conference event is centered on the most important current trends in higher education law and is a valuable learning opportunity for student affairs professionals ranging from housing to campus conduct professionals as well as mid- and senior-level administrators. Join us for this event to connect with colleagues and to connect your campus' needs with information and approaches to address current legal challenges affecting student affairs and higher education.   

Selected presentation topics include:

  • Federal laws and policies impacting students
  • First Amendment and free speech on campus
  • Supporting undocumented or DACA-mented students
  • Disability law
  • Protest and the First Amendment on campus
  • Managing student mental health
  • Sexual assault/Title IX and compliance
  • Intersections of policy and social justice concerns on college campuses
  • State level policy and laws impacting institutions
  • Marijuana policy
  • Conceal and carry
  • Free speech zones
  • Navigating conflicts between federal and state law
  • Risk management Fraternity and sorority life.


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship or NASPA Foundation Professional Development Access Scholarship, which can be used for this event.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


6/15/21 - 10/1/21
10/2/21 - 11/10/21
11/11/21 - 12/1/21


$650 $750
$650 $750 $850
Student Member
$250 $350 $450


If you would like to donate to the NASPA Foundation to provide more Professional Development Access Scholarships, please click the button below.

Donate Today! 
Registration Policies

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is November 30, 2021.  This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after December 1, 2021 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org .

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processes, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPAsection of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the drop down menu. Alternatively, email a request to membership@naspa.org to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in the event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Payment Policies

Changes in payment method or credit card after the initial payment is processed are NOT permitted, no exceptions. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.


NASPA Main Office 
Email: registration@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Jill Dunlap
Director for Research and Practice
Email: jdunlap@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext 1196


Dec 12
Dec 13
Dec 14
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Session I

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session II

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening Reception

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Plenary

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Concurrent Session III

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Session IV

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session V

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Plenary Session

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Session VI

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Closing Plenary Session

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session VII

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Round Tables/Ask The Experts

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Our premiere event focusing on recent legal trends in higher education law and policy development and

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Copley Place

Boston Marriott Copley Place 
Boston, Massachusetts

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Boston Marriott Copley Place starting at $199/night (not 

All conference activities will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. 

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Boston Copley Marriott Place at $199/night (not including 14.95% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Friday, November 19, 2021. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserving a room within our block by using the hotel's dedicated meeting website or toll-free telephone number not only benefits you; it also helps to support the conference. When you book within our conference block, you help NASPA keep meeting costs as low as possible and enable us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy, such as networking receptions, exhibit area coffee breaks, and off-site transportation.

Reserve Your Room Today
Hotel Room Rate/night
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Group Name: NASPA

$199 - Single/Double
$219 - Triple


Hotel Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be canceled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without any charge. Any reservations canceled inside that 72 hour window, will incur a 1 night room and tax charge.

About Boston, Massachusetts

We are so excited to bring this event to the great city of Boston, Massachusetts! We hope you will take some time to experience the many things the city has to offer.  Visit this website for more information on all that Boston has to offer during your stay. 


The Boston Marriott Copley Place is serviced by Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).  The hotel is approximatley 4.5 miles East of the airport.  Visit BOS Airport website for more information.  

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Lifestyle Transportation Inc.;on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 5 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 2.5 USD (one way)

Driving directions

Follow signs for Boston/Sumner tunnel. Pay the toll and stay in the right lane in the tunnel. Follow signs for Exit 26/Storrow Drive. After you emerge from the tunnel, take the second left exit to Copley Square/Back Bay. At the first light, turn right onto Beacon St. Follow Beacon St. for 4 blocks and make a left on to Exeter St. After 5 lights, Exeter St. ends at Huntington Ave. Turn right onto Huntington Ave. At the first light, under the sky bridge, make a U-turn to the left. The hotel entrance will be immediately on your right.


Off-site parking, fee: 42 USD daily

On-site parking, fee: 52 USD daily

On-site self-parking is available with in/out privileges for $52 per night.

Valet parking is currently not available.




The average temperatures in Boston, Massachusetts are around 42 degrees F during the day and 28 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may be colder temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.


If you have any sponsorship questions, please contact Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at fcomparato@naspa.org. For all the ways you can get involved with NASPA, please visit the Corporate Involvement Page.