Title IX Education
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Instruction for busy professionals on current policy and law for Title IX compliance

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Title IX Certification Webinar
6/10/20 at 1pm CT / 2pm ET

Tulane Law School’s Title IX Certification programs are designed and taught by leading practitioners in the field of Title IX compliance. Our academic team for this program is uniquely equipped to educate and prepare administrators and attorneys to understand and successfully navigate the maze of complicated practical issues posed by this law.

Joel FriedmanJoel Friedman

Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction

Director, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Joel Friedman, a Tulane Law School faculty member since 1976, is also the school’s Director of Online Legal Education. He is the creator and director of the school’s two fully online programs: the Masters of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Degree in Labor and Employment Law and Title IX Certification programs. The M.J. program is now in its third year and has more than three hundred students and alumni.

Professor Friedman is an internationally recognized expert in employment discrimination law, labor law, civil procedure and mediation. He is the author of several law school texts on employment discrimination, civil procedure, and of the biography of the late federal Judge John Minor Wisdom, Champion of Civil Rights, which was published by LSU Press in 2009. 

Hayley Hanson,


Husch Blackwell Instructor,

Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Hayley is a leader of Husch Blackwell’s Education team with more than 20 years’ experience in education law She advises institutions on the compliance, governance and operational issues they face in these times of rapidly changing expectations and regulations. Her experience includes providing guidance on issues including Title IX sexual misconduct and gender equality, Clery Act, disability accommodation, and other discrimination.

Hayley proactively partners with institutions to prevent and address challenges through compliance programming and in-depth legal compliance audits. Her experiences with college and university compliance programs include legal compliance auditing of institutional systems, creating or revising policies and procedures, and guiding the development of compliance systems, as well as establishing and delivering institution-wide training programs.

Hayley applies her deep understanding of issues surrounding gender equity and sexual misconduct to guide institutions to prevent and respond to allegations of sex discrimination in their programs and activities. She has conducted investigations on behalf of institutions, guided numerous institutions in responding to U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights complaints, represented colleges and universities in Title IX litigation, and conducted legal compliance audits surrounding discrimination prevention response systems at a range of institutions.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D. 

CEO, Champion Women; Advocacy for Girls and Women in Sports

Instructor, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Nancy Hogshead-Makar is an Olympic champion, a civil rights lawyer, and CEO of Champion Women, a non-profit providing legal advocacy for girls and women in sports. Her focus areas include equal play, such as traditional Title IX compliance, sexual harassment, abuse and assault, as well as employment, pregnancy, and LGBTQ discrimination within sport.

Hogshead-Makar led an eight-year effort to protect athletes from sexual abuse in club and Olympic sports, that is, the 16 million athletes participating in sports not associated with schools. She galvanized the sport, child protection, and civil rights communities in support of the SafeSport Act, signed into federal law in 2018. She is currently engaged in U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee reforms that include governance reforms, transparency, sexual abuse enforcement, and budget realignment along with stronger gender equity protections.

Her book Equal Play, Title IX and Social Change, co-authored with Andrew Zimbalist, has received acclaim. She was the lead author of Pregnant and Parenting Student-Athletes: Resources and Model Policies, published by the NCAA.

Hogshead-Makar is a frequent keynote speaker and regularly contributes to shaping policy for girls and women. She has served on the NCAA Task Force on Gender Equity, and on the boards of Equality League, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the Aspen Institute’s Sport and Society, the One Love Foundation, and the World Olympians Association. For ten years she was the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Women. Sports Illustrated Magazine listed her as one of the most influential people in the history of Title IX.

Hogshead-Makar won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. She has been inducted into 11 halls of fame, including the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Julie MiceliJulie Miceli

Office Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell

Instructor, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Julie Miceli is the Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell’s Chicago office where her practice is dedicated to serving private and public institutions of higher education.

Julie has concentrated experience advising colleges and universities on legal issues related to campus safety, including Title IX, the Clery Act, serving minors, and emergency planning and response; financial aid, including Title IV compliance, loan servicing, and collections; as well as development matters, including fundraising, major gifts, and permissible use of charitable contributions.

She also provides legal counsel on issues and litigation related to faculty tenure, student conduct, disability accommodations, and employment issues. In addition, Julie has advised institutions on issues involving free expression and academic freedom, student privacy, contracts, and public/private partnerships. Julie also focuses on emerging legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives at the state and federal levels impacting institutions of higher education and provides risk management support to institutions through the development and review of institutional policies, procedures, and practices.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Julie served as the deputy general counsel for higher education and federal student aid at the U.S. Department of Education, and prior to that, as the chief of staff and special counsel to the general counsel for that agency.

Julie Jody ShipperJody Shipper

Managing Director of Grand River Solutions

Instructor, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Jody Shipper, JD, is a Managing Director of Grand River Solutions, a provider of equity, Title IX, and Clery consulting and technology solutions. She has been working in the field of higher education, Title IX, Clery/VAWA, and employment law and has conducted workplace and academic investigations for more than twenty years. Previously, she was the founder of Project IX, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with smaller or under-resourced campuses to provide support and advice regarding Title IX, VAWA, and gender-based harm.

Prior to those roles, Ms. Shipper served as a Title IX Coordinator and Systemwide Director for Title IX/VAWA/Clery and Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence for the University of California system, and as the Executive Director of Equity and Diversity for the University of Southern California. Ms. Shipper has conducted and overseen thousands of investigations and lectures extensively at universities and conferences throughout the United States on Title IX and equity laws, institutional responsibilities, and the implementation of best practices. Ms. Shipper received her JD from Hastings College of the Law and her BSFS from Georgetown University.

Daiquiri J. Steele

Forrester Fellow

Tulane University Law School

Instructor, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Daiquiri Steele, J.D., Ph.D., is a Forrester Fellow on the faculty of Tulane University Law School. She served as Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Alabama School of Law and taught employment discrimination, education law, equal educational opportunity, and legislation and regulation. She formerly served as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, where she provided legal counsel relating to federal investigations of discrimination involving the nation’s school districts, colleges, universities, and state educational agencies. She also served as a mediator for civil rights claims. She previously worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, where she assessed federal contractors’ compliance with employment discrimination laws.

Professor Steele serves as a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on the Future of Legal Education, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education, and Alabama State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She previously served as a Commissioner on the ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. She has also served as Diversity Director for the ABA Young Lawyers Division, a member of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, and Vice-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. She is also the Assembly Speaker and Chief Policy Officer for the Young Lawyers Division.

Professor Steele has spoken at many national, state, and local conferences on a variety of topics, including federal equal employment opportunity laws, sexual harassment and sexual violence, Title IX athletics, diversity in the legal profession, diversity pipeline programs, implicit bias, the use of statistical analysis in disparate impact cases, cyberbullying, and the responsibilities of postsecondary institutions concerning students with disabilities.

Joshua Zugish

Of Counsel for Ogletree Deakins

Instructor, Title IX Compliance Certification Program

Joshua Zugish resides in Savannah, GA and is Of Counsel for Ogletree Deakins, where he works with public and private institutions on a wide range of matters. Josh also counsels employers and provides litigation defense services. He is a former Senior Associate Legal Counsel with the Colorado State University System, where he provided counsel in all areas of policy and regulatory compliance, litigation, and institutional risk management. Josh has extensive litigation experience and has favorably resolved a variety of complaints involving the Office for Civil Rights and the EEOC.

Josh previously taught the Law of Higher Education for graduate programs at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado.


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Important Dates


Application Deadline

June 22nd

Next Session     

July 6th

Taught by leading practitioners in the field of Title IX Compliance

“I am so excited to be teaching in the Title IX program at Tulane. As a civil rights attorney and advocate for girls and women in sports, I am forever grateful to those who came before me, because I was part of the first generation that benefited from the passage of Title IX. These courses fill the gulf between what experts and laypeople know. Title IX compliance in athletic departments is relatively straightforward. The law should be readily accessible, but currently, it is not.”

—Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D. -CEO, Champion Women; Advocacy for Girls and Women in Sports

What students and the community say about Tulane University Law School

“Professor Shipper was excellent in delivering the lectures and live classes. Also, the material she selected was very current, and relevant. This is by far my favorite Certificate Course so far!”

—D. Horvath, November 2019