June 23, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Here at Thompson & Horton, we have a deep and personal knowledge of the importance of this law.

Our attorneys have benefited from Title IX’s requirement for equal treatment of female students in admissions to college, law school, and other professional schools and programs as well as in athletic programs at both the high school and collegiate level. As parents, we know our daughters will benefit from Title IX whether they strive to achieve in school or on the playing field.

While Title IX remains at the forefront of legal issues and culture wars impacting schools, we know there is still a long way to go in achieving its goals.

To honor the 50th anniversary of this important law and highlight the work that is still to come, in June 2022, Thompson & Horton will be hosting a Title IX webinar series.

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Join us every Thursday in June 2022 at 1:00 p.m. for a free Title IX Webinar. Register for the series by clicking any of the webinar names below.

JUNE 30: The New Title IX… Again: What You Should Know Now About the 2022 Proposed Title IX Rules

 

 

PREVIOUS WEBINARS
If you missed a previous 50 Years of Title IX webinar you can check out a recording below.

In the first webinar in T&H’s “50 Years of Title IX” series, our panel of Title IX attorneys examined some of the most recent developments in Title IX litigation. Holly, Ryan, Mia, and Jackie discussed the variation in how courts analyze whether a federal-funding recipient has “subjected” a plaintiff to harassment, issues surrounding actual knowledge and deliberate indifference, possible liability for schools based on the actions of non-student guests, and the emerging “heightened-risk” theory of liability. Along the way, the panel shared what surprised them in recent cases and made predictions about where the law is headed.
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What does Title IX require when it comes to collegiate and K-12 athletics? How has Title IX improved the female student athlete experience over the course of 50 years? What are some of the hot Title IX athletics issues today? In this webinar our attorneys discuss “Title IX athletics at 50” in a roundtable format and tackle such topics as competing definitions of “substantial proportionality,” recent trends in “the laundry list,” and how booster clubs complicate compliance efforts.
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In the third webinar in T&H’s “50 Years of Title IX” series, our panel of Title IX attorneys discussed the history of the courts’ and the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ interpretation and application of Title IX’s prohibition of discrimination “on the basis of sex” and how this has resulted in increased legal protections for LGBTQIA students. Katie, Taylor, and Jackie addressed the evolution of same-sex sexual harassment, gender non-conformance, and gender stereotyping claims under Title IX, as well as OCR’s current enforcement of Title IX in the context of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. The panel shared recent guidance and cases related to misgendering, gendered attire and grooming standards, and transgender students’ access to sex-segregated facilities that aligned with their gender identity. They discussed the unsettled issues of transgender students’ participation in athletics both in K-12 and under recently-adopted NCAA policies for university sports and where the law may be headed in the future.
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In the fourth webinar in T&H’s “50 Years of Title IX” series, Lisa Brown and Jackie Gharapour Wernz look back at Title IX from it’s introduction in 1972 up through its modern application in 2022.
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