1 Substantive Credit. On September 22, the US Department of Education withdrew IX guidance–the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence–and issued as interim guidance, a new Dear Colleague Letter and Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. Educational institutions are in turmoil trying to assess what these actions mean for current Title IX programs and how the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will now monitor and decide compliance. How should institutions and their attorneys respond? This CLE will explain the new guidance as OCR looks forward to drafting and implementing new Title IX regulations.
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A former Title IX Coordinator, Sheilah Vance, Esq. maintains a private law practice, primarily concentrating in education law, estate planning/administration, probate and trusts. She teaches Education Law at Villanova University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor. She is an Affiliated Consultant with The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, working with colleges on Title IX, civil rights investigations, and policy review; and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Title IX Administrators. Vance is formerly Assistant Dean for Academic Support and legal writing professor at Villanova Law School, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and President and General Counsel of the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that focused on public school finance issues.
She has published and presented extensively on education law, legal education, family law, church law, and publishing law, including at conferences at Oxford University in England, the Association of Title IX Administrators, American Council on Education, National Bar Association, American Association of Law Schools, Education Law Association, Law School Admissions Council, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church Philadelphia and Delaware Conferences. She has been interviewed and featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN Radio and The Washington Post.
In 2006, Vance received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, a National Bar Association affiliate, for “exemplary service to the community through the practice of law” and “impressive personal accomplishments as an African American attorney.”
Vance has a JD from Georgetown University and a B. A. in Communications from Howard University.