Office of the General Counsel

Legal Updates

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First Amendment and Ten Commandments: The Ministerial Exception

The ministerial exception is a doctrine of constitutional law that provides religious employers, including certain colleges and universities, with a complete defense to many employment-related causes of action.

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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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