Register now for Title IX and Transgender Students, 7/25, 11 am – 12 pm, 1.0 substantive credits Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education, 1.0 Substantive Credits, $59, live with faculty. Course to be held at the Nucleus Legal Education Office, The Land Title Building, 100 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19110.
The purpose of this continuing legal education program is to introduce attorneys to the basics of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to transgender students, which is the subject of the U. S. Supreme Court case Grimm v. Gloucester School Board, which was argued before the U. S. Supreme Court in March 2017. The CLE will explain:
- Grimm v. Gloucester School Board and similar litigation regarding transgender students and Title IX.
- how the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the agency and department charged with implementing Title IX, has explained the responsibilities of educational institutions and the programs and policies that they need to have in place to be in compliance. This will include a review of OCR’s “substantive guidance documents”—the Dear Colleague Letter of 2016 that outlined “a school’s Title IX obligations regarding transgender students and explain[ed] how the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) evaluate[d] a school’s compliance with these obligations,” and the Trump Administration’s Dear Colleague Letter of 2017 that rescinded the 2016 Dear Colleague Letter.
Presenter: Sheilah D. Vance, Esq., principal of the Law Offices of Sheilah Vance and Vance Education Law Solutions, is a former Title IX Coordinator. She is also an Affiliated Consultant with The NCHERM (National Center for Higher Education Risk Management), where she assists higher education organizations and K-12 schools in complying with Title IX of the Education Amendments. Vance is also an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law, where she teaches the Education Law Seminar.