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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 will Utah schools, colleges do in case of a coronavirus outbreak? - Deseret News

Melanie Heath, spokeswoman for the Utah System of Higher Education, said all public colleges and universities are monitoring COVID-19 and potential impacts to their campus communities. "Each institution is unique -- whether they have on-campus housing or not, what their facilities' capabilities are, what their online course structure looks like -- ... Read More

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Education Department Creates Coronavirus Task Force

DeVos made the announcement during her appearance before the appropriations committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss the Trump administration's proposed budget. Mitchell "Mick" Zais, the deputy secretary, will lead the task force. A spokeswoman for the department said in an email that the group will "lead the agency's continuity ... Read More

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Education Department investigation finds University of Southern California violated Title IX

In addition to requiring USC to "overhaul its Title IX processes," the agreement with the department's Office for Civil Rights also mandates that the university "conduct a formal review of current and former employees to determine if they responded appropriately to notice of possible sex discrimination" and submit to monitoring ... Read More