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Bullying, hazing among topics at higher education 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. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, the two-day event is considered the premier higher education law conference in Texas.

The conference will be March 25-26 in the Gateway Center and is sponsored by the Center for Higher Education and the College of Education, among others.

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.

Marc Cutright, director, Center for Higher Education“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, right, associate professor of higher education and director of the Center for Higher Education. “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 – W. Scott Lewis of the National Center for Higher Ed Risk Management in Colorado
  • Hazing on Campus and Legal Ramifications – Kim Novak, independent consultant
  • The Repercussions of Penn State – Josephine Potuto of University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Social Media and Athletes – Eric Bentley of the University of Houston

For program information, contact Cutright, or 940-369-7875. For registration questions, contact the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning at 940-369-7293 or

-Ellen Rossetti, News Promotions

Posted on: Wed 20 February 2013

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