CYCLE by Saul Washington DC Presentations

What’s Trending in Title IX: The Rescission of the 2011 DCL, the Latest in Title IX Litigation, and a Close Look at Specific Title IX Issues Currently Facing Colleges and Universities

In early September 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reiterated plans, first announced by high-ranking officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education, to reorient the Government’s current rules and guidance related to Title IX and civil rights enforcement at colleges and universities. This presentation will highlight for presentation attendees the notable policy and procedural changes and legal developments relating to college and university Title IX compliance adopted, thus far, by the Trump Administration and will address how colleges and universities can ensure fair processes for all parties involved in student conduct proceedings and follow applicable law and guidance.  Additionally, this presentation will explore other additional changes the Trump Administration may have in mind for college and university Clery Act, Title IX and civil rights enforcement going forward.  

Faculty Free Speech on Campus

While the legal parameters of the exercise, by students and visitors, seem reasonably clear (and the political parameters are anything but), the institution’s ability to control verbal and non-verbal speech by its faculty presents more complex issues. This session will explore the institution’s rights qua employer and, for public institutions, discuss the application of Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 410 (2006) and its progeny. This presentation will examine the extent to which notions of academic freedom impose limits even beyond the 1st Amendment.

New Unlawful Presence Memo and Impact on Students 

There has been an important change in USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) policy that can create significant problems for students studying on F, J and M non-immigrant visas.  As of August 2018, those students who fail to maintain their student status will begin to accrue unlawful presence if they: (1) no longer pursue a course of study; or (2) engage in unauthorized activity. Accruing unlawful presence status can have dire consequences for students, of which will be examined during this presentation.