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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 serve as primary outside counsel and first point of legal contact to many educational institutions.

While we offer a diverse array of legal services, our Education practice can be broken down into our K-12 and our Higher Education teams. Our K-12 attorneys understand the unique issues facing elementary and secondary schools and provide counsel to both public and private institutions. We routinely offer guidance to elementary and secondary schools and their boards on topics from civil rights statutes to the unique reporting requirements when working with minors.

We also represent more than 250 higher education institutions, providing compliance, operations, and litigation legal services. Our team includes former in-house counsel at educational institutions, major corporations, and government agencies, such as the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. We regularly advise colleges and universities on student affairs, collegiate athletics and NCAA compliance, Title IX, Title IV, labor and employment matters, and corporate transactions.

Representative Experience

Higher Education

K-12 Education

Legal Updates | September 25, 2023
CFPB Spotlights Harms of Employer-Driven Debt
Legal Updates | 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.

Blog | September 23, 2020
Updated Guidance on FEMA Public Assistance
Legal Updates | July 1, 2020
ED Pushes Borrower Defense Reporting Q&A
Legal Updates | April 07, 2020
Title IX Considerations in the Era of COVID-19
Webinar | June 6, 2024
AI in Higher Education
Webinar | May 21, 2024
The Locus of Local Control
Webinar | May 1, 2024
Updates on Title IX Regulations
Webinar | February 29, 2024
Athletics on an Axis
Webinar | February 13, 2024
DE&I Changes and Challenges
Webinar | December 12, 2023
Hearing Officer Training - December 12, 2023
Webinar | November 28, 2023
Compliance 101
Webinar | November 8, 2023
Employee Speech and Religious Freedom
Webinar | October 5, 2023
Advanced Title IX and First Amendment
Webinar | September 27, 2023
Higher Education & Consumer Finance
Webinar | September 6, 2023
Informal Resolution Training
Speaking Engagements | June 5, 2023
Speaker, "Title IX and Athletics," MIAA Summer Meetings
Webinar | May 25, 2023
Hot Topics in Healthcare Learning
Webinar | May 10, 2023
Title IX Hearing Officer Training
Webinar | April 12 - 13, 2023
Title IX Athletics Equity
Webinar | April 5, 2023
The Tragedy of Student Deaths
Webinar | March 13, 2023
National PBI Coalition March Meeting
Webinar | February 8, 2023
Title IX Informal Resolution Training
Webinar | December 6, 2022
Title IX Compliance for Athletic Programs
Webinar | October 18, 2022
Title IX Hearing Advisors Training
Webinar | May 25, 2022
Issues in Higher Education | Search and Seizure on Campus

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Webinar | April 12, 2022
Breaking Down Clery Act Challenges
Webinar | January 27, 2022
Issues in Higher Education | Navigating the Changing NCAA and Legal Landscape of College Athletics

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

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
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

Media Mentions | July 17, 2023
NJCAA announces partnership with Husch Blackwell
News Releases | January 17, 2023
Rob Kukuljan Joins Husch Blackwell in Minneapolis
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
News Releases | September 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Expands Healthcare and Corporate Law Teams in California

Ericka Curls Bartling will join Husch Blackwell as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office, and Andrew J. Demetriou will join the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel, bolstering the firm’s capabilities and presence in California.

News Releases | May 02, 2022
Former Univ. of Missouri System General Counsel Joins Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Steve Owens has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as senior counsel in its Higher Education practice group after serving as the general counsel of the University of Missouri System for the past 14 years.

News Releases | April 01, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Healthcare Partners to Virtual Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Lisa T. Thomas and Bryan Stewart have joined the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group as partners.

News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
News Releases | October 25, 2021
Husch Blackwell Lands Leading Litigator Tracy Wolf

Tracy Wolf joins Husch Blackwell’s Dallas office as a partner in its Labor & Employment practice team and Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit.

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.

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.

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