Office of the General Counsel

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Frequent Issues in College and University Audits

Compliance with federal tax laws may require universities to take another look at their unrelated business taxable income and executive compensation based on an IRS audit of thirty-four schools and an accompanying report issued in April 2013.

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Fisher v. University of Texas: Keeping the "Strict" in "Strict Scrutiny"

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of university race-conscious admissions programs.

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The Impact of the May 2013 Montana "Blueprint" on the Sexual Harassment-Related Obligations

Following a yearlong investigation of the University of Montana, on May 9, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued a joint letter that seeks to broaden the definition of sexual harassment and raises questions about compliance with Title IX.

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