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What Student Athletes Need to Know to Bring a Title IX Lawsuit Against Their School

Recent lawsuits have called attention to the high number of colleges and universities that are out of compliance with Title IX in their athletic programs. Figures from the U.S. Department of Education show that over 30% of Division I schools failed to meet financial aid requirements for female athletes and the percentage of schools violating …

How COVID Anxiety Makes Discipline Proceedings Even More Stressful for Students

In all of the discussion about the disruptive and damaging effects the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked on the nation’s students at colleges and universities, one facet often overlooked is the impact on students facing disciplinary proceedings or students who want to file a complaint with a school tribunal to obtain justice. COVID anxiety clearly increases …

New Regulations for Title IX – Here’s What to Watch For

The U.S. Department of Education celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of Title IX by announcing proposed regulatory changes designed to “restore crucial protections” that were “weakened under previous regulations.” What does this mean for students and staff who want to bring a claim or defend against allegations of wrongdoing? The proposed new regulations …

What are Some Actions That Are Considered Title IX Violations?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 includes broad language that continues to receive even broader interpretation as the years pass. Many students, staff, faculty, and their families are surprised at the range of conduct that is now treated as a Title IX violation. Lawyers for college students see no sign of this trend …