Student Sexual Misconduct Posts
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 18 and 19, the Council reviewed drafts for several projects, with the following outcomes:
In “The Takedown of Title IX: Inside the fight over federal rules on campus sexual assault,” The New York Times highlights the tension between addressing sexual assault allegations and ensuring the due process rights of the accused during campus proceedings.
On October 26, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence hosted a hearing-style Task Force Round Table on Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses.
At its meeting in New York City on October 19 and 20, The American Law Institute’s Council reviewed drafts for eight projects, with the following outcomes:
The U.S. Department of Education released an interim Q&A for schools to reference when investigating and/or adjudicating federal campus sexual misconduct allegations.
California colleges vow to press on against sexual assault despite any federal rollback in protectionsTeresa Watanabe and Rosanna Xia
California educational leaders vowed Thursday to press on with aggressive action against campus sexual assault despite any future rollback of the federal guidelines that have prompted universities to crack down on the problem.
Title IX and Procedural Fairness: Why Disciplined-Student Litigation Does Not Undermine the Role of Title IX in Campus Sexual AssaultErin E. Buzuvis
This Article examines the recent spate of disciplined – student cases in an effort to harmonize Title IX compliance with the procedural rights of students who are accused of sexual assault.
Higher education institutions may soon be asked to reconsider how they comply with Title IX obligations when a student or employee files a sexual assault complaint.
The Eighth Circuit’s ruling does not address whether a non-student may sue under Title IX, but instead finds that the plaintiff’s allegations fail to state a plausible claim to survive dismissal.
The ABA presented a panel titled “Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Balancing the Rights and Interests of the Accused and the Victim” at its Annual Meeting in San Francisco.