University of Tennessee Pharmacy Student Sues School Over Discipline for Social Media Posts

Kimberly Diel, a University of Tennessee pharmacy student, recently filed a first amendment lawsuit against the school, alleging the university expelled her because she posted on her private, personal social accounts the school deemed too sexual.  The pharmacy school complained that this was “unprofessional.”  It is all too common that professional schools or special programs… Continue reading University of Tennessee Pharmacy Student Sues School Over Discipline for Social Media Posts

House Committee on Education and Labor: On the Basis of Sex: Examining the Administration’s Attacks on Gender-Based Protections

House Committee on Education and Labor In this congressional subcommittee hearing Samantha explains why the new regulations are not an attack on gender-based protections, but rather are an effective means of protecting all students’ ability to receive an education.

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

Universities and “Free Speech” Issues: What to Know During the George Floyd Protests

With widespread protests around the nation in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, free speech of and on campus is once again at the forefront.  Even though almost all schools are now closed, and almost all speech and the actions of students and faculty are now taking place… Continue reading Universities and “Free Speech” Issues: What to Know During the George Floyd Protests

Suit Over Student’s Expulsion Hinges on Freedom of Speech

Private School’s Prerogative | Connecticut Law Tribune The Gunnery Incorporated (“The Gunnery”) breached its contract with a student plaintiff by arbitrarily and capriciously expelling him without following its own rules set forth in its Disciplinary System, alleges a lawsuit filed on March 11, 2020, which was responded to by the defense in a motion to dismiss… Continue reading Suit Over Student’s Expulsion Hinges on Freedom of Speech

Curse Words on Campus

Suit Over Student’s Expulsion Hinges on Freedom of Speech, Private School’s Prerogative | Connecticut Law Tribune Can a private high school expel a student for using profanity? The Gunnery School has been sued for expelling one of its students over his use of profanity. The student’s attorneys say this was unfair, but the school says… Continue reading Curse Words on Campus

When a judge tells you twice in one week that you are violating students’ constitutional rights, it may be time to listen.

A federal court in Connecticut handed the University of Connecticut a stinging rebuke yesterday, holding that the university likely violated an accused student’s due process rights when it ignored exculpatory evidence and prevented him from questioning witnesses in his sexual misconduct case. This is the second time in a week that U.S. District Judge Michael Shea has… Continue reading When a judge tells you twice in one week that you are violating students’ constitutional rights, it may be time to listen.

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical marijuana is legal, students disciplined for using it are taking their schools to court. College officials argue they could lose federal funding for failing to follow… Continue reading Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine?

  Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical cannabis challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical cannabis is legal, students disciplined for using it are taking their schools to court. College officials argue they could lose federal funding for failing to… Continue reading Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine?

US college students expelled for using medical marijuana in legal states are suing their schools for ‘health discrimination’

Colleges across the US are being sued by former students who were expelled after testing positive for marijuana The students say they have medical cannabis cards and live in states where the drug is legal  Medical marijuana is currently legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia  Students are caught between differing state laws,… Continue reading US college students expelled for using medical marijuana in legal states are suing their schools for ‘health discrimination’