Education

HLGR’s Randy Geller on President Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order is of more political than legal importance, but colleges and universities should be aware of its...

HLGR’s Randy Geller to Present on Discrimination Issues in Higher Education

HLGR education attorney Randy Geller and Guilherme Costa, Vice President and General Counsel at Ithaca College, will be leading a discussion group for higher education lawyers about discrimination issues in a unionized environment at the National Association of College and...

Department of Education Issues New FERPA Guidance

By Randy Geller On February 12th, the U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center, issued a guidance document consisting of 37 commonly asked questions about the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”). The...

Proposed Title IX Rules – What’s Better and What’s Worse

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are a mixed bag for colleges and universities. In some ways, the proposed regulations adhere more closely to Title IX itself, which is generally a good thing for institutions of higher education.  In other areas, the draft simply substitutes one set of problems for another. Attorney Randy Geller discusses the proposed changes, and how these may affect educational institutions.

Proposed Title IX Rule Changes – How will Hearings Change?

By Randy Geller The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the U.S. Department of Education on November 16, 2018, addresses the requirement of a hearing head on – more or less. Not surprisingly, the answers differ for higher education...

Proposed Title IX Rule Changes – What are the new Due Process Protections?

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Title IX. The proposed rules, which materially differ from unofficial versions of the NPRM that had previously circulated, would be the first comprehensive regulations issued under Title IX since 1975. This is the first step in what is known as "notice-and-comment rulemaking." These are not final regulations, but the final regulations are likely to be substantially similar.

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