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Practical Strategies That Harden Your Admissions Process to Avoid Being a Soft Target

By Edward Cramp, Partner, Higher Education Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP
This article outlines some simple and effective strategies colleges can employ for protection. A smart, defensive approach to admissions will deter most baseless student claims and defeat the few that get made.

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How Accommodating is Your College?

By Darren K. Sharp, Partner, Co-leader of the Higher Education Industry Team, Armstrong Teasdale
College students with disabilities are afforded legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (§504), including the right to seek reasonable accommodations from their schools to participate and succeed in their academic careers. This article addresses the more common legal accommodations provided under applicable federal statutes.

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Court Rules Students Training in Clinics are Not Employees Under the FLSA

By Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
In a decision relevant for any school that provides services to the public as a means to provide training for its students, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado recently ruled that such students are not employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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ED Issued its Final Rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment, and Then…

By Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
The final rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment was published on Nov. 1, and then … there was the election. Although we can’t be sure what the election will mean for the rule, schools should be prepared for a July 1, 2017 effective date.

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Web Accessibility in Education Must Be a Higher Priority

By Jennifer Flood JD, President and CEO, National Compliance Group
As schools expand into the online space by way of courses, content for classes, and even enrollment, those web properties and related material must be accessible to those with disabilities. This article will discuss the legal background, penalties for non-compliance and what we can do moving forward.

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