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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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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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5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision

The gasps heard in higher-education circles around midmorning on Thursday were not, as anticipated, expressions of dismay. Rather, with the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II), the mood among higher-education leaders was one of apparent shock -- and delight. Many had ... Read More

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DOL Implements New Sex Discrimination Rules for Federal Contractors

On June 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor adopted a final rule updating sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors. The final rule details the obligations under Executive Order 11246 (as amended by Executive Order 13672) for federal government contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors. Originally issued by President ... Read More

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