Legal Issues Conference

MAY 9

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Check-in
Courtyard Starkville MSU at The Mill
5:00 PM
Mixer - Hors d'oeuvres
Courtyard Starkville MSU at The Mill

MAY 10

The 2018 MSU Legal Issues Conference will take place in the Colvard Student Union.
7:15 – 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast
Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union
8:15 AM
Conference Welcome & Announcements
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

    Regina Hyatt, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
    Thomas Bourgeois, Ph.D., Dean of Students
    Mississippi State University
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Getting the Information You Need: Data Collection under Clery
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
    Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director
    Clery Center
10:15 – 11:45 AM
University Title IX Compliance in the Age of Regulation/Due Process
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
    Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
    Stetson University College of Law
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking Foster Ballroom U, Colvard Student Union
1:00 – 2:15 PM
Concurrent Session I
  1. The Future of Fraternities and Sororities: Issues and Trends
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Kim Novak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    NovakTalks
  2. Setting Priorities: Lessons Learned from Clery Act Program Reviews
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director
    Clery Center
  3. First Amendment Case Law Update: Learning from the Past to Predict the Future
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Will Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  4. Forecast! How the Trump Administration May Shape Higher Education Policy in the Next Three Years and Beyond
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
    Stetson University College of Law
2:30 – 3:45 PM
Concurrent Session II
  1. Prevention is a Process NOT a Program: Applying a Prevention Framework to Your Education Efforts in Fraternity and Sorority Life
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Kim Novak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    NovakTalks
  2. Rescind, Review, and Rebalance: Title IX and Campus Violence in a New Era
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Melissa Nunn, Title IX Coordinator
    Mercer University
  3. Lessons Learned from a Fraternity and Sorority Student Death at LSU
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Angela Guillory, Associate Dean of Students & Director for Greek Life
    Louisiana State University
  4. First Amendment Rights and Social Media
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
    Stetson University College of Law
4:00 – 5:15 PM
Concurrent Session III
  1. Public Safety Considerations when Managing a Controversial Free Speech Event on Campus (Gators Not Haters)
    Room 231, Colvard Student Union
    Darren J. Baxley, Deputy Chief
    Kenneth Allen, Director of Emergency Management
    University of Florida
  2. Fraternity and Sorority Conduct: Generating Outcomes that Matter
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Kim Novak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    NovakTalks
  3. Separate and Distinct: Clery Act Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director
    Clery Center
  4. Questions and Answers about Free Speech
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Will Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  5. ADA Accessibility and Accommodations: Beyond the Basics
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Brett Harvey, Director of Title IX and EEO Programs
    Mississippi State University
5:15 PM
Time on your own
6:30 PM
Social
Upstairs at Tyler (downtown Starkville)

Heavy appetizers provided

MAY 11

8:00 – 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast
Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union
8:45 – 9:30 AM
Legislative Update: State and Federal Lawmakers and Campus Speech Rights
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

    Will Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
9:45 – 11:00 AM
Extreme Expression: Managing Protests, Controversial Speakers and Activism on Campus
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
    Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
    Stetson University College of Law
11:00 AM
Special Topics
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Conference adjourns immediately following special topics.