2017 NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference

December 10 – December 12, 2017
JW Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

The Student Affairs Law Conference is an exciting event focusing on recent legal trends in higher education law and policy development and the needs of your campus.

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About

Student affairs professional practice is affected daily by changing laws that require educators to stay at the forefront of a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.  At this conference, expect to gain skills that will build upon your capacity to address pressing legal issues while learning about the most recent trends in higher education law.  Join your colleagues to connect your campus' needs with information and approaches to address pressing legal issues in student affairs and higher education.  

Selected presentation topics include:

  • Protest, and the First Amendment on campus
  • Mental health
  • Managing risk and liability
  • Sexual assault and compliance
  • TItle IX
  • Equity and Inclusion policies for college campuses

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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Schedule

The schedule will be updated continuously. 

Sun, Dec 10

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop
Navigating the Current Landscape of Complex Issues Facing Student Affairs Practitioners: Legal, Policy and Practical Considerations
Bill Fischer, vice president for student development, University of Dayton
John Lowery, department chair and professor student affairs in higher education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Program Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
Today’s Higher Education Climate
Jonathan R. Alger, J.D. , President, James Madison University
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
Follow-Up Discussion with President Alger|
Jonathan R. Alger, J.D. , President, James Madison University
OCR Update: What to Expect from OCR Under the Trump Administration
Debbie Osgood, Partner, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltc.
Changing of DACA Legislation and Reform
María Blanco, executive director, University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center, University of California - Davis, School of Law
3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
OCR Update: What to Expect from OCR Under the Trump Administration
Debbie Osgood, partner, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltc.
Reducing Risk When On Campus Racial Tensions Rise
Lourdes E. Wydler, Partner, Marrero and Wydler
Sanctuary Campuses – What are they? What are the implications? What you need to know
Grant Azdell, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Randolph-Macon College
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Debrief with Presenters
5:35 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Conference Reception

Mon, Dec 11

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Plenary
How to Hope for the Best and Prepare for the Worst
Cissy Petty, Vice President for Student Affairs, Loyola University New Orleans
Arnel Cosey, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Delgado Community College
Kurt Keppler, Vice President for Student Affairs, Louisiana State University
Thomas V. Skinner, General Counsel, LSU
Leo C. Hamilton, General Counsel, Louisiana Community and Technical College System
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Behavioral Assessment & Intervention Teams – A how-to approach to creating them or making them more effective
Grant Azdell, Vice President for Student Affairs, Randolph-Macon College
Concealed Carry On Campus: Considerations and observations from the Dean of Students and General Counsel
Tom Pennington, general counsel, AR Tech University
Amy Pennington, Dean of Students, AR Tech University
Free Speech alongside Institutional Risk: A Case Study and the Changing Tide of Activism
Neal Hutchens, Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi
Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi
10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Hazing: Considerations and observations from the Dean of Students and General Counsel
Tom Pennington, general counsel, AR Tech University
Amy Pennington, Dean of Students, AR Tech University
Navigating Sexual Assault on Campus Amid Changing Federal Regulations
Jill Dunlap, Director for Equity, Inclusion and Violence Prevention, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Title IX Investigations and Updates: Legal Updates and Practical Advice in the ever changing world of Title IX
Josh Zugish, senior associate legal counsel, Colorado State University
11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Debrief with Presenters
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Conference Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
ADA/Section 504
Josh Zugish, senior associate legal counsel, Colorado State University
The Future of Suicidal Risk Management: Beyond Emotional Support Animals and Involuntary Withdrawals
Brian J. Mistler, executive director, student health and wellbeing services, Humboldt State University
Support with Emergency Aid: Promising Policies and Practices to Bolster Undeserved Students
Omari Burnside, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NASPA
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
FERPA: Student Privacy and Student Affairs Practice
John Lowery, Professor and Department Chair,Indiana University of Pennsylvania
National Trends in Demand, Utilization, and Capacity for Mental Health and other Basic Needs in Context: Changing Demographics and Opportunities to Improve Retention
Brian J. Mistler, executive director, student health and wellbeing services, Humboldt State University
Support with Emergency Aid: Promising Policies and Practices to Bolster Undeserved Students
Omari Burnside, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NASPA
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Debrief with Presenters

Tue, Dec 12

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Closing Plenary Session | What a year!
What a year!
Dana Scaduto, General Counsel, Dickinson College
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Follow-Up Roundtable for Senior Level Administrators
Dana Scaduto, General Counsel, Dickinson College
The State of State Campus Speech Laws
Neal Hutchens, Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi
Free Speech and Supporting Students in Campus Housing
Tess Barker, Chief of Staff, University of Michigan-Flint
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Debrief with Presenters

Registration

Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information. 

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Registration Fees

Early-Bird
03/27/2017 to 10/09/2017
Regular
10/09/2017 to 11/10/2017
Late / On-Site
11/11/2017 to 12/10/2017
Member
$550
$650
$750
Non-Member
$750
$850
$950

Pre-Conference Workshop

Early-Bird
03/27/2017 to 10/09/2017
Regular
10/09/2017 to 11/10/2017
Late / On-Site
11/11/2017 to 12/10/2017
Member
$65
$85
$105
Non-Member
$65
$85
$105

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Membership Services Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1183

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171

Policies

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is October 2, 2017, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. 

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to [email protected] prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected]

Speakers

We are pleased to introduce you to our featured speakers.


  • Jonathan R. Alger, J.D.

    Jonathan R. Alger, J.D.

    President
    James Madison University

    Speaker Bio

  • Grant Azdell

    Grant Azdell

    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    Randolph-Macon College

    Speaker Bio

  • Tess Barker

    Tess Barker

    Chief of Staff
    University of Michigan-Flint

    Speaker Bio

  • Maria Blanco

    Executive Director
    University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center, UC Davis School of Law

    Speaker Bio

  • Omari Burnside

    Omari Burnside

    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

  • Arnel Cosey

    Arnel Cosey

    Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
    Delgado Community College

    Speaker Bio

  • Jill Dunlap

    Jill Dunlap

    Director for Equity, Inclusion and Violence Prevention
    NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

  • Bill Fischer

    Bill Fischer

    Vice President for Student Development
    University of Dayton

    Speaker Bio

  • Leo C. Hamilton

    Leo C. Hamilton

    General Counsel
    Louisiana Community and Technical College System

    Speaker Bio

  • Brandi Hephner LaBanc

    Brandi Hephner LaBanc

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Higher Education
    The University of Mississippi

    Speaker Bio

  • Neal Hutchens

    Neal Hutchens

    Professor of Higher Education
    University of Mississippi

    Speaker Bio

  • Kurt Keppler

    Kurt Keppler

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Louisiana State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin Kruger

    Kevin Kruger

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

  • John Wesley Lowery

    John Wesley Lowery

    Department Chair and Professor Student Affairs in Higher Education
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Speaker Bio

  • Brian J. Mistler

    Brian J. Mistler

    executive director, student health and wellbeing services
    Humboldt State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Jayme Naquin

    Jayme Naquin

    Director of Risk Management
    Loyola University New Orleans

    Speaker Bio

  • Debbie Osgood

    Debbie Osgood

    Partner
    Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltc.

    Speaker Bio

  • Amy Pennington

    Amy Pennington

    dean of students
    Arkansas Tech University

    Speaker Bio

  • Tom Pennington

    Tom Pennington

    associate vice president and counsel to the President and professor of Legal Studies
    Arkansas Tech University

    Speaker Bio

  • Cissy Petty

    Cissy Petty

    vice president for student affairs and associate provost
    Loyola University New Orleans

    Speaker Bio

  • Dana Scaduto, J.D.

    Dana Scaduto, J.D.

    General Council
    Dickinson College

    Speaker Bio

  • Lourdes E. Wydler

    Lourdes E. Wydler

    Partner
    Marrero and Wydler

    Speaker Bio

  • Josh Zugish

    Josh Zugish

    senior associate legal counsel
    Colorado State University

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2017 NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to [email protected] by November 1, 2017. Questions? Contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected].

Venue

JW Marriott New Orleans


JW Marriott New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

All conference activities will take place at the JW Marriott New Orleans

The conference block to reserve your room at the group rate for the JW Marriott New Orleans is now closed. 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
504-613-2888
$179 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    New Orleans is serviced by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The JW Marriott is approximately 13 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Taxis and Shuttles
    For more information about taxi and shuttle service, please visit the Transportation & Parking page of the MSY website. The estimated taxi fare is $36 one way. The airport shuttle is approximately $24 one way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information about rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Transportation & Parking page of the MSY website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in New Orleans in December are in the mid-60s F during the day and mid-40s F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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