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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.

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California couple admits guilt in admissions scandal

Todd Blake will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Under the terms of Diane Blake's plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the court's ... Read More

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Can colleges enforce rules designed to prevent coronavirus spread? | Education Dive

"Virtually every institution I'm working with is at least considering something (like a waiver or contract)," said James Keller, partner and chair of the higher education practice at law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Philadelphia. Importantly, all students, faculty and staff are being asked to sign and follow the ... Read More

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At least 5 college athletic conferences nix fall sports amid coronavirus spike | Education Dive

Dive Brief: As verified coronavirus cases steadily rise in the U.S., some college athletic conferences and institutions are scaling back fall sports. "By limiting competition to other Big Ten institutions, the Conference will have the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions in real-time ... Read More