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Practical legal solutions in public and private education law.

For more than a century, Husch Blackwell has been committed to the advancement of knowledge. Our Education law team has built a reputation as a leader in representing public and private institutions at all levels of learning, from preschool through graduate and professional education.

We advise clients on civil rights issues, technology, employment, land use transactions, student affairs and myriad other issues. Based on our thorough understanding of each institution’s unique culture and operations, we recommend actions that advance each client’s goals. We also provide outside general counsel to many educational institutions.

Learn more about our guidance to clients in the education sector:

Case Study
Black Leaders Advancing Quality Urban Education (BLAQUE)

We assisted in the formation of a new not-for-profit dedicated to improving the academic, economic, social, emotional and life outcomes of African-American children in public schools.

Alerts | June 22, 2021
NCAA v. Alston: Five Key Takeaways
White Papers | March 2021
2021 NCAA Compliance Report: The Changing Context of College Athletics

How to think about the coming year and the issues that will drive the conversation around college sports.

Podcast | October 15, 2020
HRW Higher Ground: Whaaaaat? And Why Now?
Blog | September 23, 2020
Updated Guidance on FEMA Public Assistance
Articles | November 21, 2018
University Business: A look into a hefty Clery Act fine in higher ed

Hayley Hanson and Ben Irwin describe a case study of a Clery Act violation that carried a high fine.

Webinar | August 17, 2021
Informal Resolution Training for Student Misconduct and Title IX Incidents on your Campus

Registration for this training has closed. For additional information, please contact Emily Schumacher.

Webinar | August 13, 2021
[POSTPONED] Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in K-12 Schools: Title IX Compliance and Response to Regulations

This training has been postponed until early 2022. Questions? Contact Morgan Buciumean.

Webinar | June 30, 2021
Issues in Higher Education | The New Frontier of College Athlete Name, Image and Likeness

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | April 22, 2021
Vaccinations, Testing and Other COVID-Related Issues for Public School Districts

Emerging Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | April 14 - 16, 2021
Speaker, Virtual Gulf Coast Campus Safety Summit
Webinar | March 25, 2021
Title IX Advanced Training
Webinar | March 9, 2021
Title IX Training 2021 - March 9th
Webinar | February 26, 2021
Title IX Advisor Training
Webinar | February 4, 2021
Possible Legal and Policy Changes Under the Biden Administration

Emerging Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | January 27, 2021
Title IX Training 2021 - January 27th
Webinar | January 22, 2021
2020 Title IX Regulations: Core Issues and Lessons Learned

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | December 15, 2020
Labor & Employment in Higher Education Year-in-Review 2020

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | November 24, 2020
Title IX Training for Advisors
Webinar | November 16, 2020
First Amendment Issues in Public Schools
Webinar | October 27, 2020
CARES Act and Student Funding Developments
Webinar | October 14, 2020
Title IX Training 2020 - October 14th
Webinar | September 21, 2020
Student Health on Campus

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | September 17, 2020
Beyond the Bathroom

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | September 11, 2020
Title IX Training 2020 - September 11, 2020
Webinar | September 3, 2020
Title IX Training 2020 - September 3, 2020
Webinar | August 17, 2020
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention on Campus in the COVID-19 Era

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | August 4, 2020
Title IX Training 2020 - August 4, 2020
Webinar | July 31, 2020
Clery in Light of COVID-19

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | July 23, 2020
Title IX Training 2020 - July 23, 2020
Webinar | July 2, 2020
Return to Campus Planning: Practical Considerations in the Age of COVID-19

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | June 30, 2020
Trademark and Copyright Issues in the COVID-19 Era

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | June 22, 2020
Return to Sport from COVID-19

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | May 18, 2020
Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your District

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | May 11, 2020
Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your Campus

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | April 21, 2020
COVID-19: Labor and Employment Issues in Higher Education

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | March 30, 2020
Before the New Title IX Rules Drop

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | March 3, 2020
First Amendment Religious Liberty Issues Affecting Public Education

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | February 27, 2020
Dismissed! Discipline in Healthcare Education Programs

Academic Medicine Webinar Series

Webinar | February 24, 2020
U.S. Department of Education New Regulations for 2020

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | January 28, 2020
Restorative Justice as a Response to Campus Misconduct

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | December 17, 2019
Alcohol and Other Drugs in Public Schools

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | December 5, 2019
Annual Higher Education Labor and Employment Law Update

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | November 12, 2019
403(b) Crunch Time

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | October 29, 2019
Faculty Handbooks: Common Issues and Practical Tips

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | October 24, 2019
Interassociation Recommendations: Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in College Athletics

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | October 23, 2019
Higher Education Seminar - Grand Rapids
Webinar | September 25, 2019
The Landscape for Higher Education: Greek Life Issues

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | September 2019
Ensuring an Accurate Census Count in 2020

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | August 27, 2019
They're Back! Addressing Student Health and Safety on Campus

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | August 12, 2019
When Expert Educators Become Export Violators

Academic Medicine Webinar Series

Seminars | July 31 - August 1, 2019
Title IX Workshop - DePaul University
Speaking Engagements | July 31-August 1, 2019
Speaker, "Title IX Training," DePaul University
Speaking Engagements | July 30-31, 2019
Speaker, "Title IX Training," Henderson State University
Speaking Engagements | July 29-30, 2019
Speaker, "Title IX Training," University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Seminars | June 17 - 19, 2019
College and University Presidents' Summit
Seminars | June 12 - 13, 2019
Title IX Workshop - Austin
Webinar | June 12, 2019
Spotlight on Admissions: Legal Considerations, and Dos and Don'ts

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | April 30, 2019
Buzzing Issues in Student Finance

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | April 12, 2019
Annual Higher Education Seminar - Chicago
Seminars | April 12, 2019
School Safety Symposium - April 12, 2019
Seminars | April 11, 2019
Title IX Foundations Workshop
Webinar | April 4, 2019
Student Discipline: Withdrawn Guidance and Best Practices

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | March 25, 2019
Service and Emotional Support Animals: Managing the Menagerie

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | February 21, 2019
Who's in Charge? Student Athlete Health through Independent Medical Care

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | January 29, 2019
An Interactive Analysis of Common Scenarios Under the FMLA and ADA

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | January 10, 2019
Title IX Workshop - January 10-11, 2019
Webinar | December 11, 2018
Ensure Your 403(b) Plan is in Compliance - December 11, 2018

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | November 1-2, 2018
Title IX Workshop - Nebraska
Webinar | November 19, 2018
New Proposed Title IX Regulations and their Effect on Your Campus - November 27, 2018

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | November 1-2, 2018
Title IX Workshop - Advanced Concepts in Resolving, Investigating and Adjudicating Sexual Misconduct

Higher Education Group Presents:
Advanced Concepts in Resolving, Investigating
and Adjudicating Sexual Misconduct

Webinar | October 29, 2018
Labor & Employment Law Update, October 29, 2018

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | 10/11/2018
Title IX Foundations
October 11, 2018

As institutions build sexual misconduct response teams in the face of shifting regulation and guidance, they must train investigators to respond to complaints while meeting institutional obligations and protecting the rights of all involved.

Webinar | September 26, 2018
Research Compliance:
Hot Topics in Education & Healthcare Settings
September 26, 2018

Please join the attorneys of Husch Blackwell for a presentation on research compliance issues relevant to Higher Education and Healthcare programs, particularly those in Academic Medical Centers.

Speaking Engagements | September 20, 2018
Speaker, NACUA webinar, Performance Evaluations

Whether your institution is public or private, large or small, or residential or commuter, your college or university likely has a performance evaluation process in place.

Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
News Releases | February 08, 2021
Husch Blackwell Ramps Up Washington, DC, Growth Plans
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

News Releases | August 18, 2020
Jenna Brofsky to Receive 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media Up & Coming Award

Brofsky was part of a team that in June launched a tool to help small and mid-market businesses return to their worksites during COVID-19 by developing Return-to-Work policies that comply with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | January 21, 2020
Janelle Carter Anderson Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Anderson brings a diverse background to her practice with service as in-house counsel to a global healthcare and technology education provider as well as a state university.

News Releases | January 15, 2020
U.S. Council for Athletes' Health and Husch Blackwell Announce Launch of Athletics Healthcare Compliance Platform

The platform operates as an all-in-one tool to assist with the delivery and execution of compliance requirements by all stakeholders in higher education athletic programs.

News Releases | January 13, 2020
Husch Blackwell Lands Two Healthcare Groups in Wisconsin

“That two prominent groups of lawyers from two different firms see the same potential and opportunity at Husch Blackwell speaks volumes about our firm’s commitment to Madison and the larger Wisconsin market,” said Paul Eberle, Husch Blackwell’s Chief Executive.

News Releases | November 19, 2019
Kirstin Salzman Recognized by Ingram's as Top Rainmaker

Salzman is recognized on this list of "top-performing female lawyers" in the Kansas City area.

Media Mentions | September 06, 2019
Law360: Lone Star Laterals
News Releases | September 05, 2019
Jody Rudman Joins Husch Blackwell's Austin Office
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 06, 2019
Austin Monthly Names 12 From Husch Blackwell as Top Austin Attorneys

The Top Austin Attorney listing was compiled through an online peer-voting process.

News Releases | July 29, 2019
Tyler Hibler Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Hibler, a litigator, has significant experience representing companies and individuals in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

News Releases | July 19, 2019
Demetrius Peterson Named to Centurions Leadership Program's Fall 2021 Class

The Centurions Leadership Program is a two-year immersion in leadership and community engagement activities.

News Releases | June 06, 2019
Aleks Rushing Named to St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Class

The 30 members of the 2019 class were chosen from nearly 300 nominations.

Media Mentions | April 2019
Ingram's 40 Under Forty: The 21st Class
Media Mentions | April 19, 2019
Daily Kos: Black Kos Week in Review
News Releases | April 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Host School Safety Symposium

The symposium, aimed at general counsel, superintendents, heads of schools, and board members of public and private schools in Kansas and Missouri, will take place at the firm's Kansas City office.

News Releases | March 22, 2019
Paige Duggins-Clay Named Austin Black Business Journal "Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyer"

Duggins-Clay was noted for “exemplifying the core values of the legal and civic profession."

News Releases | February 28, 2019
Seth Mailhot Joins Husch Blackwell's Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA Offices

Seth Mailhot, who has over 20 years of experience with all aspects of FDA regulation, brings to Husch Blackwell a practice that is broad in scope.

Media Mentions | February 11, 2019
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q4
News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | November 27, 2018
Inside Higher Ed: What the DeVos Title IX Rule Means for Misconduct Off Campus

Colleges are likely to continue investigating off-campus sexual misconduct with implications for classroom environment despite changes advanced in proposed Title IX rule, higher ed lawyers say. 

News Releases | November 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Mourns the Passing of Virginia Fry

Husch Blackwell mourns the passing of long-time partner and Executive Board member Virginia Fry.

Media Mentions | November 15, 2018
The Robotics Law Journal: AI a Necessity for Law Firms
News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | October 30, 2018
Husch Blackwell Names Julie Miceli as Chicago Office Managing Partner

Julie Miceli has been named Office Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell's Chicago office effective November 1, 2018.

Media Mentions | October 30, 2018
Chicago Business Journal People on the Move: Julie Miceli

Husch Blackwell names Julie Miceli Office Managing Partner in Chicago.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | October 22, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education: Federal Proposal to Redefine Gender Throws College Policies Into Uncertainty

Scott Schneider is quoted in an article about a Trump administration proposal to redefine gender and how it would affect Title IX protections at colleges and universities.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Testimonials John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University

"Husch Blackwell has transformed Northwest Missouri State University, literally in every phase of the game. When you talk about prevention-based, proactive, solid and practical legal advice, that is Husch Blackwell."

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Testimonials Kim Klockenga

“With Husch Blackwell, both parties are establishing a budget and both parties are working trying to achieve that budget. That’s a really great way to do business.”

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Testimonials Frank D. Upchurch III, Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch, PA

“As the St. Johns County, Florida, School Board attorney, I have worked closely with John Borkowski for several years on racial discrimination and compliance issues. John is a  lawyer’s lawyer. He is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. He relates well to his clients and regulatory staff. It’s been a privilege to work with him.”

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Testimonials Bob Swanson

“Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education webinars have been very well presented and the informal feedback afterwards has always been good.”

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Testimonials Dr. Clarence Green, Chief of University Police and Vice President of Culture, Northwest Missouri State University

“Northwest Missouri State University has used the Clery Compliance Toolset for more than four years and it has worked great! It expedites the process and has tons of model policy language built into the system. It also allows you to build your daily crime report. Great Tool.”

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Testimonials Webinar attendee

“Husch Blackwell always, always provides well-prepared presentations on varied topics related to Education overall with presenters highly qualified on the subject matter.”

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Testimonials Chancellor's Office, state university

"Husch Blackwell has a reputation of giving solid advice and supporting campuses through really difficult cases. I have a high level of confidence in the guidance and direction they provide."

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Testimonials Recent Higher Education webinar attendee

"I love listening to the attorneys at Husch Blackwell, they articulate their items in a simplified and easy-to-follow format."

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Case Study

Dr. Hill's vision was to improve educational outcomes for African-American children in public schools.

Read how Husch Blackwell turned her vision into reality

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