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Jules C. Irvin-Rooney, J.D., M.A.

Jules (Julie) C. Irvin-Rooney, J.D., M.A. is a legal consultant and advocate. She serves as President of Title IX and Clery Act Consulting, LLC, an affiliate of The Irvin Law Firm.

Ms. Irvin-Rooney's concentration areas include education and higher education law, and her specialties are Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA, and Special Education issues. Working with both students and institutions, Ms. Irvin-Rooney strives to empower all to know their rights about sexual violence and Title IX. She provides her expertise and analysis to a variety of educational settings regarding K-12 and higher education on school sexual assault prevention and compliance with federal guidelines. Additionally, she facilitates training for schools and advocacy groups regarding compliance issues, and implements discussions of "best practices."

She leads through enacting change at the grassroots level with advocacy groups, non-profits, legislation, and interest group led discussions about sexual assault and violence against women. Further, she has been consulted for articles written in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, and Teen Vogue.

Ms. Irvin-Rooney holds a J.D. from William & Mary Law School where she was awarded the National Association of Women Lawyers Award along with the Dean's Certificate for special and outstanding service to the law school community. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Rhetoric & Communications Studies and Sociology. In addition, she earned her Master's degree in English: Rhetoric and Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ms. Irvin-Rooney said about her involvemet with SESAME, "Serving the community and creating change are two goals that I strive for in my career. Through my position on S.E.S.A.M.E.'s Board of Advisors, I know that I am working with a group of individuals who also share those same goals. With my background in education and law, along with the experience as a survivor, I join this non-profit with the hope of continuing the excellent advocacy work and support of necessary legislation. My expertise in Title IX and education law will allow me to assist S.E.S.A.M.E. in continuing to build strong alliances with fellow individuals and organizations working hard to change education so that it further protects our students. In turn, I'm excited to be a part of S.E.S.A.M.E., and I look forward to continuing to foster the relationships I have already started to build with this wonderful group!"

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Jules C. Irvin-Rooney, J.D., M.A.
President, Title IX and Clery Act Consulting, LLC
An affiliate of The Irvin Law Firm
501 Branchway Rd.
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 897 5035
jirvin-rooney@irvinlawfirm.com