What is it like being a leader at a university? What are some current business and legal issues faced by universities? Join us as Ms. Avis Russell, General Counsel of University of District of Columbia (UDC), takes us through her own professional journey and how she helps UDC navigate business and legal challenges. The webinar will benefit not only professionals and businesses in the academic industry, their vendors and suppliers, but anyone interested in gaining insights to rapidly changing and evolving organizations such as universities.
The webinar will survey the range of legal issues, such as what happens when contracts relating to federal grants for research need to be drafted; the university opening a new mixed-use building and the commercial tenants all needing leases; a student organization wanting to advocate for rights of immigrant communities in D.C.; a business wanting to use the university’s logo on its marketing material; international students having questions about work authorization.
In addition, Ms. Russell will discuss:
Her career progression
Her role and responsibilities of a General Counsel; General Counsel in higher education
The impact of COVID 19: 2020-2022 and beyond
Outside counsel supporting the General Counsel
The role of a university lawyer as a valuable facilitator for university work
If a CLE existed in University/Higher Education Law – what would it consist of?