Legal issues conference coming up next week

Mississippi State University is hosting its fifth annual legal issues conference April 27-29 on the Starkville campus.

In addition to a special pre-conference workshop on Title IX Compliance, the agenda for this year’s event features a variety of compelling topics. They include:

-- Free speech on campus and other First Amendment issues.

-- Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance and service/comfort animals on campus.

-- Veterans’ issues.

-- De-escalating student crisis situations.

-- Clery Act reporting and campus security authorities.

-- The Campus SAVE Act.

-- Responding to campus crisis.

-- LGBTQ issues.

Guest speakers this year include Rachel Gettler, lead attorney from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

The conference will be valuable for all levels of university practitioners from faculty to academic administrators.

The cost of attending the conference is $175 per participant. Registration takes place at 3 p.m. April 27, followed by dinner and the night program beginning at 6 p.m., and then ending before lunchtime on April 29. Taking place April 27 from 2-5 p.m., the pre-conference workshop on Title IX Compliance costs an additional $50.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged for the pre-conference workshop and regular conference. A registration form, along with speaker and other conference information, may be accessed online at

MSU faculty and staff members may be eligible for a registration discount code. For more information, contact Legal Issues Conference Chair Cat Walker at 662-325-0411 or

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Sasha Steinberg | Public Affairs

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