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Supreme Court Allows High School Admissions Policy Designed to Promote Diversity

On February 20, 2024, the Supreme Court declined to review whether a Virginia high school’s 2020 revised admissions policy, which aimed at fostering student diversity, constituted racial discrimination. Read more about the revised policy in our latest law alert.

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ISBE Model Bullying Prevention Policy Now Available

Public Act 103-0047 was recently passed, adding new requirements to schools’ bullying prevention and response obligations. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

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Refresher on Educational Support Staff RIF Procedures and Updates to Teacher Non-Renewal/RIF Deadlines

As the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, school districts are gearing up for staffing needs in 2024-2025 and beyond. Check out our latest in brief for a refresher on educational support staff RIF procedures and more.

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Professor’s Complaint That University Demoted and Disciplined Him Because of His Anti-DEI Statements and Blog Post Turned Away by Supreme Court

A professor was demoted and disciplined by his university for anti-DEI statements and blog posts. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

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Supreme Court Allows West Point to Consider Race In Its Admission Policy

The Supreme Court has decided that West Point can continue to take race into account as a factor in its admission policy. Read more about the decision in our latest law alert.

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Federal Judge Oral Argument Orders Challenges as Sex and Race Discrimination

A judicial conduct complaint was recently filed against three federal judges alleging that their standings orders constitutes discrimination against race and sex. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

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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.

Catherine R. Locallo Receives Honorable Gerald L. Sbarbaro Mentoring Award

Catherine R. Locallo recently received the Honorable Gerald L. Sbarbaro Mentoring Award from the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Read more about her recent accomplishments here.

Frank B. Garrett III Named Top 100 Lawyer in Illinois by the National Black Lawyers

Frank B. Garrett III has been recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer in Illinois.

2023 Elections Infographic

Key dates and requirements for elected officials.

Ramadan

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