Registration for the 2018 LIHE Conference Ends Soon


Registration for the 2018 LIHE Conference Ends Soon

The deadline to secure your spot for the 2018 Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is quickly approaching, so don’t miss your chance to attend Oklahoma’s most feature-rich legal resource for higher education legal professionals.

The final day to register is Sept. 19.

LIHE is a fast-paced, one-day conference for higher education professionals and legal professionals working with institutes of higher learning that addresses the unique legal issues affecting higher education.

The 2018 LIHE Conference will take place on Sept. 19, 2018, on the University of Oklahoma campus and will feature legal experts from a variety of fields discussing a wide range of timely topics throughout the day, including FERPA, current issues in student behavior, threat assessment on campus, employment law, social media and immigration law. Ethics rules, mental health and copyright issues on campuses, veteran’s issues and Open Records and Open Meetings acts will also be discussed.

"Expect to take away practical advice on how to handle day-to-day issues that always arise, and also how to plan and prepare for the larger issues which, hopefully, never occur.”

“The LIHE Conference is an opportunity for members of the Oklahoma higher education community to gather together and learn from the experts and from each other about new and recurring legal issues on campus,” said Bob Anthony, General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. “The goal is for the attendees to gain new knowledge, both from the presentations and from networking with the other attendees, and to share that knowledge when they return to their campuses.”

The conference will kick off with an opening plenary session focusing on the First Amendment and free speech on college campuses, followed by break-out sessions that run throughout the day.

“A person attending the conference should give some thought as to which concurrent ‘break-out’ sessions would be most applicable to their work,” Anthony said. “From those sessions, they should expect to take away practical advice on how to handle day-to-day issues that always arise, and also how to plan and prepare for the larger issues which, hopefully, never occur.”

Anthony said he is looking forward to seeing the networking that occurs among the attendees. He is hopeful that the sharing of information among those in attendance will lead to the first, small steps toward developing solutions for the ever-changing issues that intertwine with higher education.

“It appears to me that the legal issues affecting higher education mirror, in a smaller and more constrained way, more than a few of the issues affecting the country in general,” he said, “so successful efforts to address those issues in the higher education context may be of some use in resolving them on a broader scale.”

For more information about the 2018 Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, visit pacs.ou.edu/lihe or contact (405) 325-3136. Enrollment will be limited to 300 participants, so register today.

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Myk Mahaffey

Michael Mahaffey holds degrees in journalism and psychology. He is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience writing for print and digital publications, including award-winning coverage of the rodeo industry. In his spare time, he writes fiction, in addition to tinkering with graphic design and photography.