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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
An overcorrection on campus sexual assault policies?
An overcorrection on campus sexual assault policies?

Although colleges and universities are required by law to investigate and adjudicate sexual assault complaints by their students, they have shown to be woefully deficient in doing so. Currently, approximately 90 schools are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases, and the list is growing. Few disagree that the policies and procedures for preventing and prosecuting sexual assault on college campuses are badly in need of change, but the efficacy and fairness of recent reforms remain highly questionable. Some argue that the important and necessary goals of providing a better system for resolving these allegations, protecting...