Latest Updates & News

High School Teacher’s Free Speech Rights Were Not Violated When School District Terminated Her for Disruptive Social Media Posts

A Massachusetts federal district court recently ruled that a school district did not violate its teacher’s First Amendment rights when it fired her for posting, reposting, or sharing several memes on social media. Read more here.

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Municipal Design-Build Authorization Act Effective January 1, 2024

The Illinois General Assembly recently enacted the Municipal Design-Build Authorization Act. The Act will go into effect on January 1, 2023. Read more here.

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Magnet School’s Student Admissions Policy Revised, in Part, to Increase Diversity, Faces Legal Challenges and Might be the Next DEI Case Before the Supreme Court

A group of Virginia area parents asked the Supreme Court to hear their complaints regarding their recent revision surrounding the student admissions process. Read more here.

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Higher Education Happenings, September 2023

Higher Education Happenings is a complimentary newsletter published by our attorneys in the firm’s higher education practice group.

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Supreme Court’s Student Admissions Decision Opens the Door to Lawsuits Challenging Employer DEI Initiatives

Employer DEI initiatives are facing challenges in light of the Supreme Court’s recent student admissions decision. Read more here.

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The Departments of Justice and Education Issue Guidance for Higher Education Institutions on Lawful Diversity and Equity Measures

The United States Departments of Justice and Education released written guidance to assist colleges and universities in understanding the decision to invalidate the use of race in student admissions. Read more here.

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Southeast Asian Heritage Month

Learn more abut Southeast Asian Heritage Month here.

2023 School Administrators’ Conference

In this era of rapid change, it is crucial for school districts to carefully consider the legal implications that affect decisions involving employees, students, and commercial transactions. Robbins Schwartz is excited to partner with LUDA to provide a full day of sessions on a range of legal issues facing school districts today.

2023 NAPIPA Leadership Conference

Robbins Schwartz is excited to sponsor this year's National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) annual conference. NAPIPA is a professional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting justice and advancing the interests of prosecutors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

Join us at the Cook County Bar Association Job Fair

Join us at the Cook County Bar Association job fair on July 18, 2023.

Robbins Schwartz is Pleased to Announce New Attorneys

Robbins Schwartz is pleased to introduce three new attorneys: Ellie Kozlowski, Elena Roper and Logan Sweeney.

Aaron J. Kacel Named Co-Chair of Northwestern Law LGBTQ+ Alumni Affinity Group

Aaron has been named Co-Chair of Northwestern Law LQBTQ+ Affinity Group. Read more about his efforts here.

Juneteenth – June 19, 2023

Let's honor and uplift those who fought for freedom and justice.

Department of Education Postpones Release of Amended Title IX Regulations, Gives New Target Date of October 2023

The release of the updated Title IX Regulations has been delayed until October 2023. Schools should be ready for potential changes and training.

U.S. Department of Education Issues Updated Guidance on Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education updated its Guidance on the often complicated issue of prayer and religious expression in public schools.

Higher Education Happenings, May 2023

Higher Education Happenings is a complimentary newsletter published by our attorneys in the firm's higher education practice group.