Law and Policy for Colleges and Universities Conference

October 26

The University of Southern California's Center for Education, Identity, and Social Justice will host a one-day conference for higher education administrators, leaders, and scholars to address law and policy issues related to social justice and intersectionality that inform and impact colleges and universities. The purpose of the conference is to help institutions identify gaps in their policies and practices, specifically related to Title IX, free speech and protest, health and wellness, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Following the conference, the Center will create a report outlining how higher education institutions can be proactive in addressing critical issues that impact students, staff, faculty, and ultimately institutional survival. 

The conference will feature keynote speakers Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and Director of Girls for Gender Equity, and Michael A. Olivas, the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at the University of Houston. 


  • Early bird rate for first 100 attendees: $475
  • Regular registration: $550

Registration includes continential breakfast and lunch, evening networking reception, two keynote presentations, expert panels, and post-conference report. Onsite registration is not available, and capacity is limited. For institutional group rates, contact the Center directly at socialjustice@usc.edu or (213) 821‑4619. 

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