Higher Education

Burford & Ryburn, L.L.P.'s attorneys have experience in a variety of legal services beneficial to our college and university clients. Our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of the issues faced by colleges and universities today, and our legal representation reflects that sensitivity by providing practical, real world solutions to our clients' needs. At Burford & Ryburn, our goal is to help colleges and universities achieve their unique institutional goals and promote the mission of higher education.

The firm is involved in several organizations that support the mission of higher education including the Association of Title IX Administrators ("ATIXA") and the National Association of College and University Attorneys ("NACUA").

The firm's knowledge and experience includes institutional representation and defense in the following areas:
  • Title IX compliance
  • Independent Title IX investigations
  • Civil rights investigations and defense
  • Federal regulatory compliance
  • Campus political activity
  • Student activity release/waivers
  • Clery Act and campus safety
  • FERPA
  • Student and staff employment
  • ADA compliance
  • Animals on campus
  • Premises liability
  • Policy development and revision
  • Constitutional issues, including First Amendment and privacy
  • Texas Public Information Act