Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Location
Cyberspace | Via Zoom

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2020

Virtual Higher Education Legal Conference

Join us for the 2021 Higher Education Legal Conference, the annual opportunity to hear from leaders in higher education about the emerging legal issues impacting their institutions. This two-day virtual conference brings together college and university in-house legal departments, administrators, and firm practitioners to discuss the complex legal needs of higher education institutions in a changing world.

Registration for the conference includes access to both days of the conference: Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th. It will be hosted in a virtual format via Zoom – all attendee links will be provided within 24 hours of the conference’s scheduled start time.

Thank you for your support of this conference. Please contact Daniel Tillman at dtillman@bostonbar.org if you have any questions or concerns.

LIVE SESSIONS

DAY ONE – MARCH 24

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

The State of Campus Roundtable: Considering Speech on Campus in Divisive Times

  • Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten – President, Simmons University
  • Moderator: Jonathan Albano – Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Brian Burke – Senior Counsel, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Shawn Newton – Associate Dean of Students, Suffolk University; Independent Consultant, Newton Consultancy Group

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Can We Stay or Do We Go: Student Immigration and Study Abroad Issues

  • Moderator: Laura Covey Kanner – Director, International Student & Scholar Advising, Lesley University
  • Corey Blackmar – Associate Director, Internationalization Initiatives, Emerson College
  • Elizabeth Goss – Goss Associates

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Legal Considerations for Remote Learning in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Moderator: Katrina Chapman – Counsel & Director of Compliance, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Michael Bertoncini – Principal, Jackson Lewis
  • Daryl Ford – CIO, Roger Williams University
  • Steven McDonald – General Counsel, Rhode Island School of Design
DAY TWO – MARCH 25

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

The New Title IX Regulations: Does Reality Match Expectation?

  • Moderator: Philip Catanzano – Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Elizabeth Canning – Campus and Workplace Solutions
  • Rachael Pauze – Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs, Wheaton College
  • Monica Shah – Partner, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Program Note:
This program is live-only

Personnel and Perseverance: A Look at Employment Issues Facing Higher Education Today

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Program Note:
This program is live-only

The Board, the General Counsel, and Effective Governance

  • Moderator: Thomas Hyatt – Partner, Dentons; Specialist & Senior Fellow, AGB Consulting
  • Rita Colucci – Vice President & General Counsel, Salem State University
  • Rob Lutts – Board Chair, Salem State Board; President & CIO, Cabot Wealth Management
  • Ralph C. Martin, II – Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Northeastern University

PROGRAM NOTE

Our final two sessions on Day Two will not be recorded – please join us live for:

Personnel and Perseverance:  A Look at Employment Issues Facing Higher Education Today

The Board, the General Counsel, and Effective Governance

Meredith Ainbinder
Vice President & General Counsel
Emerson College

Philip Catanzano
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight LLP

Thomas Dorer
General Counsel
Suffolk University

Gretchen Groggel Ralston

Gretchen Groggel Ralston
Associate VP, Associate General Counsel & Title IX Coordinator
Simmons University

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Shirin Philipp
Vice President & General Counsel
Lesley University

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Destinee N. Waiters
Associate General Counsel
Suffolk University

Pricing

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS

  • Boston Bar Members: $325
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $275
  • In-House Members: $275

NON-MEMBERS

  • Standard Non-Member: $425
Not a BBA member? Contact us at membership@bostonbar.org to join today.

 

Discounted group rates available by request. Contact Ashley Young at ayoung@bostonbar.org for more information.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Higher Education Legal Conference, please contact Maggie DeMoura at mdemoura@bostonbar.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR TOP LEVEL SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
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Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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