2015-05-27

2015 NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference

December 10 – December 12, 2015
Washington, D.C. (Washington Hilton and Heights Executive Meeting Center, Washington, D.C.)

The Student Affairs Law Conference is an exciting event focusing on recent legal trends in higher education law and policy development and the needs of your campus.

About

Student affairs professional practice is affected daily by changing laws that require educators to stay at the forefront of a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.  At this conference, expect to gain skills that will build upon your capacity to address pressing legal issues while learning about the most recent trends in higher education law.  Join your colleagues to connect your campus' needs with information and approaches to address pressing legal issues in student affairs and higher education.  

Selected presentation topics include:

  • Social media, protest, and the First Amendment on campus
  • Mental health
  • Managing risk and liability
  • Sexual assault and compliance
  • Affordable Care Act implementation

Tracks will be available for beginning and intermediate-level professionals.  Workshops will be available for Vice Presidents of Student Affairs.

 

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2015 NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Mid-Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • New Professional

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Schedule

This is a draft schedule and will continue to be updated.

Thu, Dec 10

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Top 10 Higher Education Legal Issues
Jeffrey C. Sun, Professor of Higher Education, University of Louisville
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary
Art Coleman, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Education Counsel
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Student Employment under the Affordable Care Act: Issues and Considerations for Student Affairs Leaders
Steven Bloom, Director, Federal Relations, Office of Government Relations, American Council on Education | Andrew Morse, Director for Policy Research and Advocacy, NASPA
Supporting LGBTQ Students in a Shifting Legal Landscape
Karen Miksch, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Higher Education, University of Minnesota
VPSA Follow-Up Session with Art Coleman
Art Coleman, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Education Counsel
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Evening Plenary: Naughty or Nice?: Practice Tips in Addressing Social Media Legal Issues
Jeffrey C. Sun, Professor of Higher Education, University of Louisville | Karen Miksch, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Higher Education, University of Minnesota | Kerry Brian Melear, Associate Professor of Higher Education
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Evening Reception

Fri, Dec 11

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Plenary: College in the Crosshairs: The changing landscape of concealed carry legislation and the implications on practice
Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Mississippi | Kerry B. Melear, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OCR Audit Preparation: Reviewing and Navigating the Fraternity and Sorority Life Compliance Questions
Jason Casares, Associate Dean of Students, ASCA President Elect, Indiana University
Sexual Assault on Campus: Understanding the Legal Landscape
Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, University of Minnesota-Duluth
VPSA Session: Follow-up discussion related to Concealed Carry Implications
Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs | Kerry Brian Melear, Associate Professor of Higher Education
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break
1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
FERPA Updates
Leroy Rooker, Senior Fellow, AACRAO
Managing International Study Risks and Security in Uncertain Times –Trends and Developments
Dennis Black, Vice President for University Life and Services, University of Buffalo
Supporting LGBTQ Students in a Shifting Legal Landscape
Karen Miksch, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Higher Education, University of Minnesota
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ADA Updates: Accessibility and Accommodations
Josh Dermott, Associate Counsel, Georgetown University | Linn Jorgenson, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Disability Services, George Mason University
Student Employment under the Affordable Care Act: Issues and Considerations for Student Affairs Leaders
Steven Bloom, Director, Federal Relations, Office of Government Relations, American Council on Education | Andrew Morse, Director for Policy Research and Advocacy, NASPA
Planning for Protests and Other First Amendment Expression
Rhonda Beassie, Assistant General Counsel, Texas State University System
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
VPSA and Speaker Reception

Sat, Dec 12

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Attorneys in the Student Conduct Process
Jason Casares, Associate Dean of Students, ASCA President Elect, Indiana University
Using the Preponderance of Evidence Standard in Campus Conduct Process
Jennifer Waller, Executive Director, Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
State Legislative Developments on Campus Sexual Assault: Considerations for Safety, Inclusion, and Equity
Andrew Morse, Director, Policy Research and Advocacy, NASPA
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Future of Higher Education Law
Dennis Black, Vice President for University Life and Services, University of Buffaol | Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA | Rhonda Beassie, Assistant General Counsel, Texas State University System
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Assessing and Updating Your Title IX Policy
Tess Barker, Chief of Staff, University of Michigan-Flint
Successfully working with your General Counsel
Renee DeVigne, Associate Dean for Student Academic Development, George Washington University School of Law

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Top 10 Higher Education Legal Issues

Thursday, December 10th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Many new regulations, laws, and court decisions impact our practices and shape our policies. Often, these responses are reactionary to one legal change or issue; that is, these changes take place absent a larger context. This session starts with the larger context. Specifically, it examines the Top 10 Higher Education Legal Issues that have started or are starting to transform our policies and practices. These emerging legal issues are nested within the topics of campus safety, privacy, free speech, equity and inclusion, and employment. The goal is for participants to discover techniques and strategies focused on legal prevention and risk management.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

General Council members of the institution and ASCA members are able to register at the member rate. Please use the code when registering: 2015LAWCONF-ASCA

Registration Fees

Early Bird
07/01/2015 to 10/14/2015
Regular
10/15/2015 to 11/14/2015
Late
11/15/2015 to 12/10/2015
NASPA Member
$555
$655
$755
Non-Member
$755
$855
$955
NASPA Student Member
$250
$300
$350
Pre-Conference Workshop
$85
$105
$115

Questions?

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1171

Policies

View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is October 14, 2015, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org.

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to events@naspa.org prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org

Speakers


  • Tess Barker

    Tess Barker

    Chief of Staff
    University of Michigan-Flint

    Speaker Bio

  • Rhonda Beassie

    Rhonda Beassie

    Assistant General Counsel
    Texas State University System

    Speaker Bio

  • Dennis R. Black

    Dennis R. Black

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Buffalo

    Speaker Bio

  • Steven M. Bloom

    Steven M. Bloom

    Director, Federal Relations, Office of Government Relations
    American Council on Education (ACE)

    Speaker Bio

  • Jason Casares

    Jason Casares

    Associate Dean of Students, ASCA President Elect
    Indiana University

    Speaker Bio

  • Art Coleman

    Art Coleman

    Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    Education Counsel

    Speaker Bio

  • Josh Dermott

    Josh Dermott

    Associate Counsel
    Georgetown University

    Speaker Bio

  • Renee DeVigne

    Renee DeVigne

    Associate Dean for Student Academic Development
    George Washington University School of Law

    Speaker Bio

  • Linn Jorgenson

    Linn Jorgenson

    Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Disability Services
    George Mason University

    Speaker Bio

  • Brandi Hephner LaBanc

    Brandi Hephner LaBanc

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    University of Mississippi

    Speaker Bio

  • Kerry Brian Melear

    Kerry Brian Melear

    Associate Professor of Higher Education
    University of Mississippi

    Speaker Bio

  • Karen Miksch

    Karen Miksch

    Associate Professor, Coordinator, Higher Education Programs
    University of Minnesota

    Speaker Bio

  • LeRoy Rooker

    LeRoy Rooker

    Senior Fellow
    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

    Speaker Bio

  • Jeffrey C. Sun

    Jeffrey C. Sun

    Professor of Higher Education
    University of Louisville

    Speaker Bio

  • Jennifer Waller

    Jennifer Waller

    Executive Director
    Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)

    Speaker Bio

  • Lisa Erwin

    Lisa Erwin

    Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students
    University of Minnesota Duluth

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at the 2015 NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all 3 pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to skesek@naspa.org by November 6, 2015. Questions? Contact Szymon Kesek by phone at 202-903-0657 or via email at skesek@naspa.org.

Gold Level

Venue

Washington Hilton and Heights Executive Meeting Center


Washington Hilton and Heights Executive Meeting Center
Washingon, DC

The Washington Hilton has arranged special room rates for conference attendees starting at $189/night (including 20.25% local and state taxes). Reservations must be made by Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events. To make reservations, please call 202-483-3000 and request the NASPA room block.

Please Note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a first night room deposit within 14 days after the guestroom is confirmed by the hotel (but no later than the cut-off date). Personal checks, money orders or valid major credit card will be needed for the deposit. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to the day of arrival at no charge.

Book Your Hotel Now

For hotel questions, please contact:
Lucy Fort
lfort@naspa.org | 202-719-1171

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Washington Hilton and Heights Executive Meeting Center
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
202-483-3000
$189.00+tax, Single / Double
  • Travel

    The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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