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At Long Last: What’s Included in the 2024 Title IX Regulations

Nearly two years after the Biden administration announced proposed new rules governing Title IX administration, the Final Rule has been released. The Administration announced an intention to build on the progress achieved over the more than 50 years since Title IX first entered the education landscape. While the Administration lauded the “tremendous strides in access …

ALERT: NEW TITLE IX RULES ISSUED APRIL 19, 2024

The Biden administration has introduced comprehensive changes to Title IX, aimed at reinstating protections for sexual assault survivors that were rolled back by the Trump administration. The new rules, effective starting August 1, also strengthen protections for pregnant women and LGBTQ students and expand the definition of sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender …

LSU Settles Lawsuit Alleging Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases—Results of Independent Legal Investigation Prove Pivotal

Although the details are not yet public, Louisiana State University recently settled a lawsuit filed by 10 women who alleged that the University failed to properly handle their sexual misconduct cases, reportedly agreeing to pay $1.9 million to settle the claims against the school. The lawsuit included allegations that to keep complaints against athletes from …

Former Nebraska Basketball Player Sues Former Coach For “Grooming”

In efforts to prevent instances of child sexual abuse, states and the federal government have started enacting criminal statutes prohibiting practices related to sexual “grooming.” Sometimes, these statutes come under criticism for ambiguity—it is not always clear when acts that encourage a minor to put faith in an adult are done with innocent intent or …

The Role of Title IX Coordinators

The scheme of regulations supporting Title IX requires all schools that receive federal funding to have at least one employee who is designated to serve as the Title IX Coordinator for that school. However many people are unclear about what the Coordinator is supposed to do and what to expect from the Coordinator. A complainant …