Legal Insurrection: UConn Must Pay $63,000 to Victim of Title IX Kangaroo Court

Featured in Legal Insurrection One way to make colleges stop using kangaroo courts is to make it financially painful for them. Nearly a year after a male student and University of Connecticut jointly submitted a plan to end his litigation against the school for its sexual misconduct investigation, the judge in the case has figured out UConn’s… Continue reading Legal Insurrection: UConn Must Pay $63,000 to Victim of Title IX Kangaroo Court

Denton Record-Chronicle: Music professor files suit against UNT for alleged retaliation over racism accusations

Featured in Denton Record-Chronicle A University of North Texas music professor filed a lawsuit against the university for violating his constitutional rights. The suit comes after UNT said it would remove Dr. Timothy Jackson from his position at the head of a music theory journal, defunding the journal itself as well as the research center… Continue reading Denton Record-Chronicle: Music professor files suit against UNT for alleged retaliation over racism accusations

New Title IX Rules Retroactive: Doe v. Rensselaer Polytechnic University

The new Title IX rules instituted on August 14, 2020 guarantee more due process rights to both the accused and to accusers.  Still, colleges and universities that fought the new regulations tooth and nail, wish to keep applying their old rules as long as they can.  Recently, the United States District Court, Northern District of… Continue reading New Title IX Rules Retroactive: Doe v. Rensselaer Polytechnic University

R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staunch Feminist Supporter of Title IX Rights

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died September 18, 2020 at the age of 87, was famous for her staunch feminist support of Title IX rights—including the due process rights that protect the accused and alleged victims alike. The justice, fondly known in pop culture as “Notorious RBG,” has left a legacy of advocating… Continue reading R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staunch Feminist Supporter of Title IX Rights

National Review: Universities Circumvent New Title IX Regulations

Published on nationalreview.com For years, universities have denied basic procedural protections to students accused of sexual misconduct. Despite the seriousness of such allegations, schools routinely condemn students as responsible without so much as a hearing or the opportunity to confront their accusers. This was supposed to change when the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations… Continue reading National Review: Universities Circumvent New Title IX Regulations

Syracuse University Can’t Hide Student Advisor Records Simply by Assigning “Therapists” To Be Advisors: Lessons for Accused Students and Victims Alike

Read the decision: Order to Disclose Campus Advisor Records The US District Court for the Northern District of New York has just ordered Syracuse University to hand over the records of a campus “advisor” who gave procedural advice to the complainant in its Title IX proceedings after the judge found that portions showed the disciplinary… Continue reading Syracuse University Can’t Hide Student Advisor Records Simply by Assigning “Therapists” To Be Advisors: Lessons for Accused Students and Victims Alike

Can Fraternities Be Required to Admit Women Under Title IX?

In February 2019, three female Yale students, Anna McNeil ’20, Ry Walker ’20 and Ellie Singer ’21, filed a lawsuit against Yale University, arguing that fraternities should be required to admit women and nonbinary students under Title IX as well as the Fair Housing Act. In May 2019, an on-campus group named Engender, which fights… Continue reading Can Fraternities Be Required to Admit Women Under Title IX?

Five Big Myths About Title IX and Your Education Rights

When issues of gender discrimination arise in the school system, discussion of Title IX isn’t far behind. From athletics to classrooms and across other extracurricular departments, Title IX is a pivotal piece of legislature that protects your right to be free from gender discrimination.  Title IX is part of the 1972 Education Amendment, enforced by… Continue reading Five Big Myths About Title IX and Your Education Rights

New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures

The Friday before most college students headed home for Thanksgiving break (November 16, 2018), the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education released new regulations governing Title IX.[1] A draft of the proposed regulations had been released at the end of August, and bits and pieces of their substance had been leaked over… Continue reading New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures

Your Client Is Involved in a Campus Sexual Assault Case. Now What? New Rules Could Be in Play

Attorney Allen quoted on an article published in the Connecticut Law Tribune Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled tentative changes to Title IX, which affect sexual assaults and misconduct on school grounds and campuses. The proposed changes will not be made permanent until public hearings can be held. Article published in the Connecticut Law Tribune