Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Higher Education and Title IX Law

Nyemaster Goode lawyers represent universities, colleges, and other educational institutions in negotiating the rapidly shifting and wide spectrum of complex laws and regulations governing these institutions.

Our Attorneys:

Our team of higher education lawyers includes experienced litigators in Title IX and related areas; corporate governance counselors; advisors to various sensitive privacy matters; and specialists in immigration, employment, and benefits issues. Our attorneys are among the few Iowa-based private-practice members of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. We are the sole Iowa member of the ELA Higher Education Council.  We partner with clients to identify and resolve issues facing academic institutions. From small private colleges to major public research institutions, we make every effort to provide our clients with fast, professional, and cost-effective legal services.

Our Practice:

Our lawyers represent clients in higher education matters throughout Iowa and surrounding states.  As a full-service law firm, we offer our education-related institutional clients a complete range of services. The types of matters our lawyers handle include:

  • Advising institution boards, management, and administration on governance, risk management, and policy issues
  • Institutional compliance counseling related to the Clery Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Title IX, Title VII, the First Amendment, disability laws, and guidance from the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”)
  • Counseling athletic departments on compliance issues related to conference and NCAA rules and obligations
  • Advising athletic associations and conferences on compliance and legal issues
  • Investigating allegations of institutional or student misconduct and noncompliance
  • Serving as outside counsel on a wide range of regulatory and daily legal issues, including labor and employment, immigration, intellectual property, insurance coverage, nonprofit governance, and student disciplinary issues
  • Assisting with all employer-side aspects of immigration issues
  • Advising clients on employee benefits and 403(b) plans


Alert - Title IX Back-to-School Checklist (August 17, 2016)

Alert - Four Action Items in Observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month (September 29, 2016)

Alert - Is Your Institution Ready for Student Unionization Efforts? (October 11, 2016)

Alert - Delayed Reporting of Sexual Assault is Having a Moment (October 28, 2016)

Alert - What We Can Learn From The Rolling Stone Verdict (January 4, 2017)

Alert - Prepare For Moving Away From a Preponderance of the Evidence Standard in Title IX Investigations (March 29, 2017)

Alert - The Lesson in Garrison Keillor's Narrative Control Over His Sexual Harassment Investigation: Prepare a Communication Plan (January 31, 2018)

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