Last-Minute Department of Education Memo Says Title IX Does Not Protect LGBTQ Community

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com On January 8, 2021, less than two weeks before the change in presidential administrations, and one day following the resignation of the Secretary of Education, the U.S. Department of Education issued a memorandum stating...
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Employer Vaccine Mandates

Tara K. Burke, Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C. Tara K. Burke is a Knowledge Management Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C. a law firm focused on workplace law with offices in major cities nationwide.  Tara has been monitoring the employment law...
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Gruver Lawsuit Against LSU May Finally go to Trial

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Max Gruver died as a result of hazing fueled by alcohol poisoning in 2017. But the civil case brought by his parents has yet to even be scheduled for trial. Now it certainly appears...
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CDC Links COVID-19 Cases to Fraternities and Sororities

Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.linder@manleyburke.com As colleges and universities across the country begin to welcome back students and resume classes for the spring semester, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued two reports related to the spread...
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A New President: What Does It Mean for Fraternities and Sororities?

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com On January 20, 2021, the Biden/Harris administration will be sworn in. With the change in administrations, some have wondered how this may impact fraternities and sororities.          While this can be somewhat difficult to...
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Secretary of Education Resigns Days Before Inauguration

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Betsy DeVos, the often-controversial Secretary of Education, announced her resignation in a one-page letter to President Trump on January 7, 2021. She left office just 12 days before the Biden Harris administration will be...
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Court Upholds USC’s Deferred Recruitment Even Though USC Knows It Violates Associational Rights

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Two years ago, the University of Southern California (“USC”) instituted a deferred recruitment program that prohibited fraternities and sororities from recruiting new members from among the freshman class until those students had completed twelve...
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A New Supreme Court Justice: What Does It Mean for Sororities and Fraternities?

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com On October 27, 2020 Amy Coney Barrett became a new Association Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States when she assumed the seat previously held by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many...
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Indiana University Uses Student ID Cards To Track Student Movements

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com In 2018, Indiana University (“IU”) launched an investigation into allegations of hazing by the Beta Theta Pi chapter on campus. It ultimately resulted in sanctions against the chapter. What is now apparent, based on...
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“Off-Campus” Does Not Always Mean “Off the Hook”

Ilana L. Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.linder@manleyburke.com In April 2015, Joseph Koch, a student at Kean University, was injured when he was shot by another individual while both were guests at a party at an off-campus house occupied by several...
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