Professional Activities: Education

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Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations

Member of national team of attorneys drafting thoughtful and high-quality guidance on the Title IX regulations issued in May 2020.  The Joint Guidance is a free resource widely available to institutions large and small, public and private, urban and rural, well-resourced, and budget challenged.  It is hosted by the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Counsel's Involvement in Ongoing Discrimination Matters

Panelist, Higher Education Discrimination CLE, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), April 2019.  Practical guidance  for handling the ethical issues which arise for in-house and outside counsel in complex discrimination matters.

Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed: Understanding Root Causes & Developing Labor-Management Solutions

Panelist, Annual Conference, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education & the Professions, City University of New York

Speaker, University of Vermont Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

Janet  co-presented on the intersection of Title IX and disability issues.  She also facilitated a group discussion on the #MeToo movement.

Panelist, Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities

Massachusetts Bar Association,​ Boston and North Adams, MA.. Panelists for these CLE programs also included a representative of OCR, U.S. Department of Education.  The North Adams CLE program was co-sponsored Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Author, Accommodating Disabilities in the Title IX Grievance Process

article published by United Educators on its EduRisk Blog


Janet Faulkner's work in this area was cited by the National Council on Disability in its 2018 report, Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities

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Higher Education Protection Network (HEPNet), Member

National association of professionals who seek to advance the interactions of higher education institutions with children & youth.  HEPNet promotes good practices for protecting vulnerable populations and providing appropriate programming and resources.

Journal of College & University Law, Advisory Board member

JCUL is a peer-refereed law journal dedicated to issues of college and university law.  JCUL is hosted by Rutgers University School of Law.  JCUL previously was hosted by the University of Notre Dame Law School.  Janet has served on the advisory board, and on the editorial board of JCUL when hosted by Notre Dame, since 2006.

Presenter, Disability in a College Setting: Legal Considerations

Presentation to Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA)

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) & New England AHEAD, Member

Educause, Member

Educause is a nonprofit association and the largest community of technology, academic, industry, & campus leaders advancing higher education through the use of IT.

Panelist, Copyright / Fair Use Film Screening & Discussion

Framingham State University screening of film ​Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use. Following the film, Janet Faulkner served on a panel answering audience questions about use of third party video footage, voice, media and music in creative works.

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Co-presenter, Annual Employment Law Update, Boston Bar Association College and University Section

Cornell University Alumni Admissions Ambassador, 1987-present

Board Member, Reading Education Foundation, 2014-2016

Speaker / Mentor, Boston area law schools

Past presentations include Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation forum on careers in education law; Boston Law School Consortium panel on in-house counsel practice

former Middle School Principal Screening Committee member

former School Council member at high school, middle school, and elementary levels