Bullying, hazing among topics at higher ed law conference

Bullying, hazing, social media and other key issues of higher education will be discussed at this year's 17th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University of North Texas. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, the two-day event is considered the premier higher education law conference in Texas.

The conference takes place March 25 – 26 (Monday – Tuesday) in UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd., and is sponsored by UNT's Center for Higher Education and UNT's College of Education, among others. For conference fees and other information, visit /HElawconference. Register online.

The conference is aimed toward public and private college and university professionals, as well as attorneys who advise them. Speakers focus on areas such as student legal issues, First Amendment rights, technology dangers, FERPA and free speech.

"All of us in higher education work in dynamic and challenging legal environments, in which new issues are always coming to the fore, and in which relevant rules and laws are always in development," said Marc Cutright, associate professor of higher education and director of the Center for Higher Education at UNT. "Our aim is to recognize and anticipate these issues, and to help answer the basic question, 'What should I do?'"

In addition to the Bullying on Campus session presented by Lynn Rossi Scott of Brackett and Ellis, P.C., other topics include:

  • Consensual Relationships on Campus – Presented by W. Scott Lewis of the National Center for Higher Ed Risk Management in Colorado
  • Hazing on Campus and Legal Ramifications – Presented by Kim Novak, independent consultant
  • The Repercussions of Penn State – Presented by Josephine Potuto of University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Social Media and Athletes – Presented by Eric Bentley of the University of Houston

For program information, contact Marc Cutright at 940-369-7875 or Marc.Cutright@unt.edu. For registration questions, contact the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning at 940-369-7293 or Jordan.Williams@unt.edu.

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