New Title IX regulations
Updated: Jun 9
Controversial changes are going into effect for Title IX, a Federal law prohibiting sexual misconduct in higher education. The changes strengthen the rights of the accused, and make it harder on victims. The changes include
less protection for off-campus harassment,
more than one administrator investigating and deciding the case,
expanded access to evidentiary documents,
a narrower definition of sexual harassment,
a higher burden of proof,
a presumption of innocence,
the right to a live hearing, and most importantly
the right to cross-examine the accuser, with a lawyer or advisor.
Our firm has substantial civil rights and criminal defense experience. Victims may sue colleges for non-compliance. Whether you are a sexual assault survivor or a falsely accused student, contact us for a free consultation.