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Led by General Counsel Steve Sandberg, 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.

Legal Updates

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What You Need to Know about the Proposed Title IX Regulations

Students accused of sexual misconduct would gain greater protections and colleges investigating complaints could face reduced liability under sweeping new regulations proposed on Friday by the U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. The long-awaited rules would replace the Obama administration's Title IX guidance, which had called for more-aggressive enforcement of the ... Read More

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Appeals Court Remands GSU Copyright Case ... Again

Although Georgia State University has been embroiled in a bitter copyright controversy with academic publishers over its electronic course reserve program for more than a decade now, the case shows no signs of coming to a resolution anytime soon. In October 2018, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ... Read More

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Department of Defense's New Cyber Strategy Will Significantly Impact Contract Awards

The Department of Defense recently released its 2018 cyber strategy, which has significantly evolved since its last release in 2015. Just like the DoD expects quality from its suppliers, it also expects suppliers' products and services to be secure. Renewed focus on cybersecurity During the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber ... Read More