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
3/11/20 at 6pm CT / 7pm 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. 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.

Scott SchneiderScott Schneider

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.

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.

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

February 17th

Next Session     

March 2nd

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