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Winter 2023 Virtual CLE Workshop: Student Affairs Legal Issues

Virtual Engagement Events Policy and Advocacy AVP or "Number Two" VP for Student Affairs

The legal and practical issues involving college and university students continue to grow in complexity and scope. Perennial issues such as student speech and protests, student organizations, admissions, and financial aid, are now joined by issues such as diversity and inclusion, Title IX, reproductive health issues, mental health issues, and others. The way forward for higher education institutions on these issues requires a strong, open, and direct relationship between campus counsel and student affairs colleagues. 

Against this backdrop, this workshop will explore a variety of student affairs legal issues and will dive into regulatory changes and executive branch actions, Supreme Court cases and evolving caselaw around the country, and changed attitudes and expectations on campus after a global pandemic. Workshop sessions will cover a range of important topics such as: 

  • Ethical implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
  • Legal issues surrounding DEI work
  • Shared ancestry and shared ethnicity under Title VI
  • OCR investigations in light of the Office for Civil Rights’ new Case Processing Manual 
  • Familiar student affairs topics, such as student organizations, campus housing, threat assessment teams and student at risk of self-harm, and more 

In addition to virtual panel sessions with an opportunity for live Q&A with the presenters, networking forums will allow participants to connect with one another to exchange ideas, pose questions, and share experiences and solutions on important topics with colleagues in an informal setting.  

Who Should Attend? 

This is an intermediate-advanced level program. Registrants will be presumed to have general knowledge of legal issues related to college and university students.  The program is directed to college and university counsel with responsibility for legal issues related to students. Campus administrators such as student affairs officials, Title IX administrators, compliance officers, and others with significant responsibility for or interaction with such issues will also benefit from the program, and after reviewing the program schedule, NACUA members may wish to invite such administrators to attend the program. 

Note: Unlike our webinars, workshops are not to be shared.  If other administrators on your campus are interested in attending, they must submit a registration and accompanying fee to attend.

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