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Texas Higher Education Law Conference focuses on latest legal issues

Experts from across the country will discuss best practices for preventing sexual violence on campus, legal decision making, issues related to student debt and other topics at the 18th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference at UNT. 

Considered the premier conference on higher education law in the state, the two-day event will take place March 24-25 at the Gateway Center.

Regular registration, which ends March 21, costs $285 per day and $360 for both days. On-site registration is $325 per day and $385 for both days. Cost for UNT employees/students is $107.50 per day and $195 for both days. Registration fee includes full breakfast/lunch buffets and conference flash drive with speaker materials.

The conference is aimed toward public and private college and university professionals and attorneys working on issues related to higher education.

This year’s topics include:

  • Bad Decision Making: The Heart of Most Legal Consequences — presented by Richard Rafes, founder of the UNT Texas Higher Education Law Conference and now interim dean of the School of Health Professions and Education at Utica College
  • Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students and Immigrants — presented by Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the University of Houston and author of Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts
  • Violence Against Women Act/Sexual Violence Elimination Act — presented by W. Scott Lewis, a partner in The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
  • Integrating Student Voices into Campus Safety Efforts — presented by Kim Novak, a national consultant and advocate for campus safety, hazing prevention, and student risk management
  • From Idea to Implementation: Practical Steps for Executing Your Institution’s Child Sex Abuse Prevention Plan — presented by Aaron Lundberg and Candace Collins of Praesidium, Inc.

The conference is sponsored by the UNT Higher Education Development Initiative and the College of Education, among others. 

- Ellen Rossetti, News Promotions

Posted on: Wed 12 March 2014

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