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Title IX and Education Law: Home


This is a very brief “starter’s version” research guide on Title IX as it relates to CASA and Title IX reform generally. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and in fact there are more extensive guides on the subject available online. This guide is useful as a starting point for beginning a serious conversation on modifying Title IX procedures at the University of Missouri.


Throughout the guide you will find a (small) variety of useful materials. On this landing page you have the overview and introduction. Clicking on the tabs at the top of the page will take you to similar pages with different materials and hyperlinks. The Legal Information page contains primary legal sources, such as cases and the actual text of laws and bills. The Secondary Authority tab contains law review and peer-reviewed journal articles discussing Title IX and proposed changes through the years. The Relevant Sources tab contains a number of materials useful to the conversation as it relates to the University of Missouri, including the procedures and rules which control Title IX Hearings at Mizzou. Finally, the Media tab contains a number of stories which are related to Title IX reform in the news.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide is not designed for lawyers. However, it is designed for those who will have an impact on policy changes, such as the Board of Curators. The guide is created for individuals who want to understand the legal challenges and ramifications facing Title IX changes, and who wish to continue on with their own research. For most participants in the conversation, the materials contained in the packet provided to the Board of Governors should be all they need. But if you wish to conduct more of your own in-depth research, this is the place to be. What I’m getting at is, if you’re not interested in legal research and very dense case law opinions, you probably won’t get much use from this guide. If you’d like to read cases and law review articles, you’re in the right place. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

About the Author

Ryan Nely is a third year law student at the University of Missouri, graduating in May of 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy/Religion from Truman State University in May of 2013. He is the President and Founder of the Student Chapter of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Assistant Managing Editor in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.

This guide was inspired by Ryan’s dedication to public service and passion for the career of prosecution. After graduation he hopes to work as a prosecutor, and has devoted his time in law school to honing his skills as an advocate. As a law student Ryan has worked in the prosecution clinic and family violence clinic, clerked for prosecuting attorney’s offices during both summers, and served as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Trial Team coached by Interim Vice Chancellor Chuck Henson. Ryan hopes to prosecute domestic violence criminal cases, and his motivation to research the subject of this guide is best summarized by the preamble to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct reminding lawyers of their special responsibility for the quality of justice, and the motto of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys stating the role of prosecutors: “to seek justice.”


This guide has been created in support of Professor Daily's Education Law class for Spring 2016. The contents of this guide should not be taken as legal advice or as the work product of Mizzou Law librarians or professors.