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DOJ Enters into ‘Landmark’ Settlement with Law School Admission Council

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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The allegations...

Department of Education Releases Updated Guidance for Title IX Compliance

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 of a Dear Colleague letter, a letter to Title IX...

This Is Real Law: The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Support Women’s Rights

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 the state of women’s rights in our country.”...

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Vassar College Prevails in Respondent’s Title IX Lawsuit

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 available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The plaintiff...

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Title IX Guidance

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 after OCR’s lengthy clarification of its April...

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight – Voter ID Controversies Cloud 2016 Elections

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 last several years passed a slew of stringent voter...