Law and the Courts
September 30, 2015
Student-athletes are first and foremost students, and transforming them into paid professionals would harm the quality of their overall educational experience.
August 4, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a decision in the so-called Hotchkiss School “tick-bite case,” a study-abroad liability suit in which ACE submitted an amicus brief last year.
July 6, 2015
A federal appeals court has agreed that unpaid internships can be legal if the students are gaining an educational benefit from the work, a positive ruling for the ability of employers and higher education institutions to continue to offer students...
June 29, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has again agreed to hear a legal challenge to the race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin, first decided by the court in 2013.
May 22, 2015
Designed to map relevant issues about campus diversity and direct institutions to important resources that can help them understand these issues, develop effective policies and mitigate legal risk.
May 15, 2015
Letter to Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the S. 590, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), introduced by Sen. Claire...
April 30, 2015
Issue brief on the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights new guidance package on campus Title IX coordinators. The brief summarizes aspects of the new guidance and flags selected points that OCR has not previously conveyed.
A group of higher education associations, including ACE, released this statement on the introduction of the PATENT Act in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
April 1, 2015
This memo addresses provisions in the Campus Accountability and Safety Act relating to matters such as confidential advisors; climate surveys; Clery Act reporting obligations; agreements with law enforcement agencies; definitions; and terminology.
February 23, 2015
The National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will present a webinar next week on how to assess a compliance program on your campus.