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Issues in Higher Education | Legal Considerations and Best Practices for Diversity Hiring Initiatives in Higher Education

March 22, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

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Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Affirmative action is not a concept unique to college admissions – it is also a major point of emphasis for hiring in higher education. But how do an institution’s interests and goals for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce intersect with its separate legal obligations and restraints, particularly with respect to non-discrimination laws? Join Husch Blackwell for a discussion of diversity hiring initiatives, potential issues to consider and best practices for implementing these strategies.


  • Overview of affirmative action hiring strategies
  • Discussion of legal obligations with regard to diversity hiring plans, including constitutional and Title VII considerations
  • Suggested best practices for adopting and executing affirmative hiring initiatives

Mary Deweese, Attorney
A.J. James, Attorney

Who Should Attend
General counsel and higher education industry leaders, board members, senior administrators, deans, department chairs and faculty.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit and HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resources Management recertification credit.

Questions? Contact Andrea` Reid at 314.345.6656.


Mary E. Deweese

Senior Associate

A.J. James

Senior Associate