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University of Chicago Adds Lacrosse as Varsity Sport in the Wake of Title IX Complaint

This past January, the athletic department of the University of Chicago announced that women’s lacrosse would be advancing from a club sport to a varsity sport. This development is important for the women on the team, as they will now have access to trainers, coaches, and facilities that they did not previously have. In addition, …

Opioid-Related DUI’s Can Land College Students in Trouble with the Law AND Their School

For many people, the term “DUI” is synonymous with drunk driving, and understandably so. Much of the information put out by advocacy groups and public officials is aimed at informing would-be drunk drivers about the significant risks associated with driving under the influence of alcohol and the potential consequences that offenders may face. It is …

College Students Can Face Double Consequences for DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is against the law in all 50 states, though some laws refer to the offense as operating under the influence (OUI)1 or driving while intoxicated (DWI). While many people may consider DUI to be a relatively minor offense, the state can issue strict penalties such as fines, loss of your …

SCOTUS May Still Uphold Transgender Bathroom Rights in Schools

After the Trump Administration’s first swing at Title IX protections, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may still rule that the law requires educational institutions to allow transgender students to use the bathroom they associate with their gender identity. In the coming weeks, it’s certain that transgender students of all ages, their parents, …

The Future of Title IX Enforcement is Uncertain under New Administration

DeVos and Title IX Interpretation In her recent Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos stated it was “premature” to tell whether she would uphold the Title IX guidelines set out by the Obama Administration. While she did not explicitly answer in the negative, she and her family donated $10,000 to the Foundation …