Cycle By Saul - Covering Your Campus's Legal Education

Cycle by Saul: Covering Your Campus's Legal Education

The Higher Education and K-12 Schools Practices of Saul Ewing are delighted to offer an educational CLE series, CYCLE by Saul – Covering Your Campus’s Legal Education. CYCLE by Saul is a legal education series offered in a bi-monthly webinar or in-person,  on-site format for in-house counsel and senior management of higher education and K-12 institutions. CYCLE programming focuses on the unique nuances and legal challenges associated with operating a higher education or K-12 institution. Topics covered include litigation (such as Title IX), labor and employment, real estate, contracting issues, hazing policies and more. 

Have a specific topic you would like us to cover or looking for a dedicated in-house presentation, catered to your institution's needs?

Our attorneys are happy to cater a presentation to your institution specifically, should you like a more personalized approach. For information on our in-house training offerings, or to share future topic suggestions for the CYCLE webinar series, please contact Shannon Lombardo. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jim Keller, Partner and Chair, Higher Education and K-12 Schools Practices:

Expanding the CYCLE by Saul offering to a webinar platform allows a broader audience access to thought leadership specific to the important and nuanced legal challenges associated with operating higher education and K-12 institutions. We are excited to offer this platform to our contacts in the education industry.

Past Webinars

Recordings of our 2019 CYCLE by Saul webinars are available upon request. If you are interested in receiving a recording of a particular webinar and supplemental materials, please contact Shannon Lombardo at, and note the webinar you are interested in. Please note that CLE credit is only available for participants of the live presentation.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What Educational Institutions Across the U.S. Should Know

The GDPR is a major privacy law instituted by the European Union that has effects on institutions around the world, including those in the United States. If GDPR applies to your institution, actions such as creating data inventories, modifying privacy notices, instituting policies and procedures for handling data subject requests, and making changes to vendor contracts are key steps to ensure compliance. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Assistance Animals and Service Animals on Campus: Key Considerations and Navigating Difficult Issues in Accommodating Students

The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of assistance animals and service animals on collegiate and K-12 campuses around the country. There is no shortage of legal issues related to these animals, and these issues reach almost every corner of campus. For instance, there may be conflicts between those who need assistance animals and service animals, and students who do not prefer their presence or have their own health-based reason, like allergies, legitimizing why they cannot be around a particular animal. Understanding these important issues will help ensure that institutions are inclusive while avoiding litigation and government-enforcement actions. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Cannabis on Education Campuses: Updates and Considerations for College, University and K-12 Administrators

The cannabis legal and regulatory landscape continues to change on an almost daily basis. This constant state of flux raises a multitude of questions and concerns for administrators in colleges, universities and K-12 institutions alike. For example, most higher education institutions throughout the nation have policies in place that prohibit the possession, distribution, and consumption of marijuana on campus, as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). However, as states continue to authorize cannabis for medical as well as adult-use (recreational), institutions must determine how they will respond. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

How to Prepare for the Anticipated Impact of the New Title IX Regulations

Now that the notice-and-comment period has closed, the final Title IX regulations could be released as early as this fall.  Whether some of the more dramatic changes will be rolled back remains unclear.  But schools can and should begin to think through how they would implement the proposed changes, if required.  This hour-long webinar will identify the key decision points called for by the proposed regulations and offer practical takeaways for anticipated policy updates and implementation. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Information Technology Contracting: Understanding the Fine Print for Colleges, Universities and K-12 Schools 

Information technology contracts are a necessity for any educational institution. As colleges, universities and K-12 Schools continue to digitize their operations, the need to fully understand the dangers and pitfalls that can exist in the contracting process becomes increasingly important.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Demystifying Esports in Education: Emerging Trends and Implications to Consider at Your School

Electronic sports (esports), also known as competitive video and computer gaming, continues to see increasing popularity at both the professional and amateur levels.  With swift industry growth in the past year alone, there have been some apparent growing pains, especially related to the governance and regulation of esports at the collegiate level.

James A. Keller
Joshua W. B. Richards
James D. Taylor, Jr.