About Jules C. Irvin-Rooney, J.D.
Julie (Jules) Carter Irvin-Rooney, J.D. 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 higher education law, reproductive justice law, and sexuality & the law. Within these areas, her specialties are Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA, ADA, and Special Education issues. In her work as President of Title IX and Clery Act Consulting, she works as a legal analyst, legal consultant, advocate, and expert on Title IX and the Clery Act. In her work, she provides her expertise to a variety of educational settings (higher education and K12) on campus sexual assault prevention and compliance with federal guidelines. Ms. Irvin-Rooney has assisted students in filing Office of Civil Rights Complaints regarding Title IX compliance infractions. Additionally, she facilitates training for schools and advocacy groups regarding compliance issues, implements discussions of “best practices,” and advocates and educates via social media. She collaborates with domestic violence advocates, police officers, commonwealths’ attorneys, and other advocates for sexual assault survivors, especially related to campus sexual assaults (K-12 and higher education). She works as an advocate for survivors who need assistance and consultation in pursuing justice through both Title IX and the criminal justice system.
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. While in law school, Ms. Irvin Rooney co-founded and served as the director of the Initiative on Gender, Sexuality, and the Law, which led to her coordinating and organizing a Reproductive Justice Conference, assisted in fundraising for the Initiative, worked with both the undergraduate school of William and Mary, along with the law school to advocate for those sexually assaulted and/or harassed. Furthermore, she designed learning seminars and small-group meetings for Deans and advisors regarding compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act.
Ms. Irvin-Rooney received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond where she was graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications Studies and Sociology. In addition, she earned her Master’s degree in English: Rhetoric and Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Irvin-Rooney has taught English and writing at the high school and community college levels. Her background in education fueled her belief that students need strong advocates in their lives and that curriculum, in both K-12 schools and higher education, should include conversations regarding consent, body autonomy, resources for those who have been sexually assaulted or raped, resources and a further explanation of sexual harassment, and information regarding due process rights for those who have been accused of sexual assault or rape and the accuser. She firmly believes that strong sexual assault and sexual harassment policies should be present for all students, and that all faculty, staff, and students should be appropriately trained so that they can possess an understanding to create proactive responses to the campus sexual assault problem, not just reactive responses.
She strongly advocates that Title IX coordinators, counselors, teachers/professors, and other resources for survivors should be expertly trained in the “best practices,” not just “minimum guidelines” and have a working relationship with law enforcement and prosecutors, and truly understand how not to re-victimize a survivor of sexual assault and/or rape.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX and Clery Act Consulting, LLC was founded by Jules C. Irvin-Rooney in 2014. It is an affiliate of The Irvin Law Firm.
Jules Irvin-Rooney has worked on women’s rights issues since she was in college in 1999. She has known about sexual assault and harassment in schools since she was in high school. She holds a strong belief of equality and of fair treatment and that belief has dominated her philosophy in throughout her life. After working as a teacher and a community college professor, then attending law school, Jules was perplexed with how many women and men she knew who had encountered sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime—especially while in school. Each and every story resonated with Jules, as she too, is a survivor.
Title IX and Clery Act Consulting, LLC strives to empower survivors, activists, institutions, and community members (law enforcement officers, non-profits, prosecutors) to fully address sexual violence in the community. […]