Ben Irwin

Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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  • Higher Education
    Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8367
    Fax: 816.983.8000
    University Anderson University, B.A., Social Studies Education, 2007 Member of football team; Valparaiso University, M.S., Sports Administration, 2011
    Law SchoolValparaiso University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012 Merit Scholarship, Research and teaching assistant
    Admitted2012, Indiana; 2013, Missouri

    Ben concentrates his practice on educational issues confronted by principals, superintendents, boards of education and others with administrative responsibilities. In addition, he advises educational institutions on compliance and governance issues involving students and teachers.

    Before joining Husch Blackwell, he worked in the Office of General Counsel for Valparaiso University in Indiana. There he prepared responses to discrimination complaints filed against the university; drafted and negotiated contracts; met, interviewed and advised school officials on legal matters; and ensured that the university remained in compliance with current laws and regulations.

    Civic Involvement
    •Eastbrook High School, Marion, Ind., football and baseball coach, 2006-2009
    •Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, 2011

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    9.19.14 New Protections for Student Athletes: It's Concussion Season
    9.03.14 CDC Issues Guidance for Colleges and Universities on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
    8.12.14 O'Bannon vs. NCAA: What Does It Mean for Most NCAA Institutions?
    7.09.14 Supreme Court Decisions Impact Higher Education
    6.19.14 Issues in Higher Education Webinar: Combating and Addressing Sexual Violence Under Title IX

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    6.13.13 Husch Blackwell Strengthens Education Group with Ben Irwin
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    CDC Issues Guidance for Colleges and Universities on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
    Ben Irwin, September 5, 2014
    On August 29, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published recommendations concerning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how it affects institutions of higher education.

    O’Bannon vs. NCAA: What Does It Mean for Most NCAA Institutions?
    Ben Irwin,Michael E. Norton, August 18, 2014
    On Friday, August 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its decision in a case that has been followed for several years and referenced as often on ESPN as on network and cable news programs: O’Bannon vs. NCAA.

    Supreme Court Decisions Impact Higher Education
    Ben Irwin, July 15, 2014
    In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several key decisions that have - or may have in the future - implications for institutions of higher education. These rulings focused on the protection of digital information on cellphones, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the...
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    Ben Irwin

    4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
    Kansas CityMO 64112


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