Practical Guide to the Current Balancing Act in Title IX Sexual Violence Enforcement

June 5, 2014
Rowan University Title IX Summit
Glassboro, NJ

As colleges and universities struggle to comply with the increasingly demanding requirements for swift adjudication of sexual violence complaints, claims by respondents are on the rise. Expelled students are suing institutions under a variety of theories, all essentially based on the fact that they believe they were denied their right to present a defense. Issues of notices, timing and right to counsel have all been raised by these lawsuits and have administrators trying to navigate the correct path in what are, already, complex and high stakes cases, often lacking in definitive evidence.

In this presentation, Kevin Scott will provide practical advice on how to set forth manageable and fair expectations for both the complainant and respondent, which will enable the administration to use their wisdom and judgment to enhance the process.