Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Southern New Hampshire University, Gustafson Center | Manchester, NH
10:00 AM - 2:45 PM (lunch included)
Registration at 9:30 AM; Program starts at 10:00 AM

$109 for first registrant, $99 for each additional registrant from the same campus.

Presented by Members of Drummond Woodsum's Higher Education Team:


We know that it can be hard to keep up with legal developments in higher education! 
The Drummond Woodsum team tracks the ever-changing legal landscape and is
skilled at clearly translating legal concepts into practical advice you can use on
your campus immediately. 

This program is intended for higher education leaders from across your institution. 
We will cover a range of hot topics in higher education law so that you can feel
confident that you have the up-to-date information you need.

About the Program:

Responding to Bias & Civil Rights Complaints
In our morning workshop, we will explore effective responses to civil rights complaints and bias incidents that arise on your campus. We’ll cover the range of federal and state laws that govern discrimination claims, improve your understanding of what is required to rise to the level of a civil rights violation under the law, and discuss best practices for policies and procedures to have in place. We’ll also outline effective response strategies when complaints are made, including key tips and guidance in conducting and overseeing effective investigations.

Hot Topics and Trends in Higher Education Law
During this informal lunch discussion, we will cover key hot topics in higher education law this fall, including:

  • Title IX rule-making
  • Recent court decisions on student mental health
  • Important updates regarding international students and other immigration issues
  • Free speech issues
  • Affirmative action in college admissions

Leveraging Electronic Student Records
This afternoon workshop will help you feel confident with best practices in electronic student records. As technology proliferates, sometimes it is easy to get a little confused about how these new systems interact with FERPA and other laws and regulations around student records. We’ll help you think about the range of technologies that you need to consider when devising strong policies and procedures, help you strategize about appropriate information sharing around campus, and cover best practices in documenting your interactions with students (and families!).
Drummond Woodsum’s Higher Education Group serves colleges and universities across New England.

We take pride in providing sound and practical advice that draws upon decades of legal experience, as well as leadership roles on campuses and at the U.S. Department of Education. 

We work as a team to track the ever-changing landscape of higher education law to ensure clients receive up-to-date insights and guidance. We enjoy working with campus leaders to develop creative and cost-effective legal and consulting solutions to challenges facing your campus.

Our highly-regarded training programs help minimize risk and ensure that your administrators, faculty and staff have the knowledge they need regarding the complex laws, regulations and best practices in higher education.