Higher Education Law
Trained. Tactical. Planned.
The Stewart Law Group Higher Education Law Team provides solutions to the complexities and challenges that colleges and universities encounter on a day-to-day basis. Members of our team are former educational leaders that understand the unique environment and needs of educational institutions. We provide higher education institutions with guidance on procedures, internal investigations, and training to educate students, faculty, and staff. In the event a matter must go to court, our team is prepared to defend our clients in employment disputes, allegations of civil rights violations, and contract discrepancies. Our mission is to be the answer in higher education law, so our clients can focus on their educational goals.
Higher Education Law Services:
- Campus Safety—Clery Act Compliance & Training
- Collegiate Athletics
- Commercial Litigation
- Fair & Impartial Investigation
- Health and Energy
- Institutional Response Group
- Internal Investigations & Risk Management
- Labor & Employment
- Name Image & Likeness (NIL) Consulting & Training
- NCAA Compliance & Training
- Risk Management
- Sexual Harassment Investigations & Training
- Student Affairs
- Title IX Investigations & Training
Who Are Our Prospective Clients?
- Academic Medical Centers
- Accrediting Agencies
- Community Colleges
- Fraternities & Sororities
- Independent Colleges & Universities
- Medical Schools
- Nursing & Allied Health Schools
- Proprietary Schools
- Public & Private Universities
- Regional Universities
- Religiously Affiliated Institutions
- Research Institutions
- Trade Schools & Associations
Meet the Team—From Athletes to Trainers to Attorneys
Founding Partner, Amy M. Stewart, brings a unique background to Higher Education with advanced resolutions within her clients’ needs.
In addition to her civil trial experience, she serves on the Anomaly Sport Group board, “Working to protect and educate athletes at all levels beyond their sport.” Amy negotiates employment contracts on behalf of university athletic directors, participated as a student advocate in Title IX investigations, and provides advice and counsel to aspiring coaches and professional athletes.
Andrew F. Rhoden brings a distinctive approach to higher education law with ten years of working as a football coach at both NCAA Division I institutions and the high school level prior to entering the legal realm.
Since his time in the legal realm, he has provided guidance and representation to universities around the country. Andrew has experience in litigation, corporate, and employment law matters, in addition to being a nationally certified Level Two Civil Rights Investigator.
He has developed training programs for higher education institutions such as sexual violence prevention; name image and likeness (NIL); the Clery Act; and protected civil rights areas such as Title VII and Title IX. Andrew’s experience in higher education law has led to him presenting regularly at universities and academic associations across the country, in addition to being a resource for media entities on various subject areas in the field.