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Vassar College Prevails in Respondent’s Title IX Lawsuit
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo, Marjorie J. Peerce, and Carolyn A. Pellegrini A judge in the Southern District of New York recently granted summary judgment to Vassar College in a case brought by a former student accused of sexual assault, [ enhanced version... Read More

This Is Real Law: The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Support Women’s Rights
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Real Law Editorial Team

In a recent article, The Huffington Post challenged its readers with a simple test. It consisted of viewing three videos on YouTube. “Watch these,” wrote Morra Aarons-Mele , founder of Women Online , “and consider how you feel about... Read More

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Title IX Guidance
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

On April 24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a guidance package that reminds educational institutions of their responsibilities under Title IX. This guidance package, issued approximately one year... Read More

Department of Education Releases Updated Guidance for Title IX Compliance
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On April 24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a “guidance package” to further assist educational institutions in understanding their Title IX obligations. The package consisted... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight – Voter ID Controversies Cloud 2016 Elections
Posted on 22 Sep 2015 by State Net

While media attention focuses on the presidential campaign, courts are making changes in voting laws in ways that could impact election outcomes in 2016 and beyond. Under the banner of combating voter fraud, Republican-run legislatures have in the... Read More

DOJ Enters into ‘Landmark’ Settlement with Law School Admission Council
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a “landmark” consent decree with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to resolve allegations of “widespread and systemic” violations of the... Read More