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.
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. The Title IX Certification program has just opened its first session.
Professor Friedman is a 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, was published by LSU Press in 2009.
Partner, Husch Blackwell
Chief Instructor and Curriculum Consultant, Title IX Compliance Certification Program
Scott Schneider is a long-time adjunct member of the Tulane University School of Law faculty where he teaches courses on Title IX, Higher Education Law, and Employment Law. He is also a partner in the Austin office of Husch Blackwell LLP and a member of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group where he regularly assists education entities with complex legal issues, including particularly sensitive matters like institutional response to sexual assault. He is a prominent litigator, as well as a sought-after advisor on Title IX, training programs, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, and risk management within student affairs.
Scott also provides expert witness testimony on matters dealing with institutional response to allegations of sexual misconduct.
He is nationally recognized for his contributions to news media, including NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, CBS News, and The Wall Street Journal.
Scott has provided training or delivered presentations for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s Gehring Academy, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, EDUCAUSE, and various associations of independent schools.
Scott has been retained by the National Center for Campus Public Safety to serve as a faculty member for its Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication training program for campus officials. Scott is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent and has been selected for Best Lawyers in America in Education Law.
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.
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