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Title IX Regulatory Changes Forthcoming

The Department of Education has formally announced plans to issue a new Title IX regulation and indicated in an online regulatory database that it would publish the proposed rule in May of 2022. A reminder that the proposed rule is not the final rule, meaning that it will go through the comment and review period […]

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Keep Moving

Title IX professionals knew this was coming. We expected to hear that there would be significant changes yet again in the Title IX world…but that doesn’t make it any less overwhelming. May 6, 2020 feels like just yesterday. We were all furiously combing through 2000-plus pages of the “new” Title IX regulations and preamble. We […]

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Lessons From LSU

Years ago, I wrote a blog on the lessons learned from one University’s high profile external investigation into its handling of sexual assault cases.  Five years later, in the wake of the LSU investigation, these lessons remain relevant. Early March, Husch Blackwell released its investigation into LSU’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints, finding a serious […]

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New Title IX Religious Exemption Regulations

The Department of Education issued a new rule, effective November 23, 2020, that “codifies how an educational institution may demonstrate that it is controlled by a religious organization for purposes of Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)(3).” This new rule will be codified in the Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. § 106.12(c), and includes the […]

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Putting Policy Into Practice Series: Blog Post 6

New Title IX Rules: OCR Does Not Require Retroactive Application, But Courts Might As universities, colleges and schools worked diligently over the summer to put new policies and procedures in place by the August 14 implementation deadline for the new Title IX regulations, OCR released a blog on the retroactivity of the new regulations. Issued […]

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