​Professional Activities and Affiliations

Faulkner Legal 

Speaker, University of Vermont Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, October 2018.  Janet will be speaking on the #MeToo movement, and on the intersection of Title IX and disability issues.


Panelist, Public Interest Law Foundation Education Law Program, Boston College Law School, April 2018.


Author, Accommodating Disabilities in the Title IX Grievance Process, United Educators EduRisk Blog, 2017.





Disability in a College Setting: Legal Considerations, presentation to Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA), 2017.


Copyright / Fair Use Film and Panel Discussion, Framingham State University screening of film ​Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use.  Following the film, Janet Faulkner served on a panel answering audience questions about use of third party video footage, voice, media and music in creative works, October 2016.  





Women and Justice Program, Boston Bar Association, 2016: visit by delegation of international attorneys coordinated by WorldBoston, under the auspices of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership program.  The lawyers' visit was part of the delegation's nationwide tour.


​​Speaker, Proposed Changes to Federal Overtime Rules and Mass. Paid Sick Leave Law, Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce, October 2015.


Panelist, Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities,

Mass. College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA.  Panel included representative from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, September 2015.


Guest, Exit This Way business radio show  Janet explained why establishing employment, leave,

and disability policies adds value to a business, and is a vital component of long-range planning.  2015.




Panelist, Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities, Massachusetts Bar Association, December 2014. ​ Panel also included representative of OCR, U.S. Department of Education.




Co-presenter, Annual Employment Law Update, Boston Bar Association College and University Section, 2014.


Speaker, New England Labor Counsel Annual Meeting, 2014. 


Title IX Coordinator Training, eight week program provided by National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA) 


National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Member


Boston Bar Association, Sustaining Member; Past Co-Chair, College and University Section; College and University Steering Committee Member, 2002 to present; Member, Labor & Employment and Tax-Exempt Sections


Editorial Board Member, Journal of College and University Law (JCUL), a refereed journal, 2006 to present.


Educause, Member


Higher Education Protection Network, Member: national association of professionals who seek to advance the interactions of higher education institutions with children & youth.  HEPNet promotes good practices for protecting vulnerable populations and providing appropriate programming and resources.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and New England AHEAD, Member


New York State Bar Association, Member; Labor & Employment Section, Solo & Small Firm Advisory Panel

Women's Bar Association, Member


Massachusetts College Personnel Association, featured presenter on Student Affairs


Co-Editor, Student Disciplinary Issues: A Legal Compendium (NACUA)


Mentor, In-House Counsel Symposium for Boston Law School Consortium


Janet Elie Faulkner also has volunteered for educational institutions at the K-12, collegiate, and law school levels as:


Board Member, Reading Education Foundation, 2014-2016 


Middle School Principal Screening Committee member, 2016


School Council member at high school, middle school, and elementary levels, 2011-16 


Cornell University Alumni Admissions Ambassador, 1987-present


Boston College Law School, Mentor and past supervisor for Semester-in-Practice Program