Pamela Bernard

Pamela Bernard

Vice President and General Counsel, Duke University

Pamela J. Bernard is Vice President and General Counsel of Duke University.  Ms. Bernard is responsible for a wide variety of legal issues, including student and employment issues, health law, research issues, tax-exempt organizations, athletics, corporate matters, and coordinating litigation for the University.  Prior to her appointment at Duke, she served as Vice President and General Counsel to the University of Florida.

Ms. Bernard is past President of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, a national professional association for higher education lawyers.  She served on its governing Board of Directors, numerous committees, and task forces over the past two decades.  She was awarded NACUA’s 2004 Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the field of higher education law practice.  Ms. Bernard is a frequent speaker on legal issues, and also has authored papers and other publications relating to higher education law.  From July 2007 to June 2011 she authored the “Legal Standpoint” column for Trusteeship magazine.

Opening General Session and Keynote Presentation | Title IX Updates

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This opening general session will focus on the anticipated final rule that the Department of Education is expected to publish during the fall of 2019 regarding institutions’ obligations for the adjudication of campus sexual misconduct under Title IX.  In the absence of a final rule, we will present a timely discussion of the state of […]