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Led by General Counsel Michael Orme, the Office of the General Counsel is a team of attorneys that represents the legal interests of Brigham Young University and the other higher education institutions affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Department of Education Issues New Guidance on Disclosure of Student Medical Records

HIGHLIGHTS: Through a Dear Colleague Letter addressed to the higher education community, the U.S. Department of Education has released "significant guidance" on the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the release of student medical records generally, and specifically in the context of litigation. When evaluating ... Read More

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N.C.A.A. Moves Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Anti-Gay-Rights Law

The N.C.A.A., responding to a contentious North Carolina law that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, will relocate all championship tournament games scheduled to take place in the state over the coming academic year, the organization announced Monday night. Among the events affected is the Division ... Read More

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Updated Clery Act Handbook Released

The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (the "Handbook"), which provides important guidance for institutions as it relates to their compliance with the Clery Act's safety and security requirements, was recently revised and a new version (the 2016 Edition) released by the United States Department of Education. This valuable ... Read More

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