Five years ago, the Office for Civil Rights issued the “Dear Colleague” letter that ushered in a period of unprecedented federal intervention into colleges’ internal disciplinary systems. In just those five years, students around the country have filed more than 110 lawsuits alleging that they were denied a fair hearing in campus sexual misconduct adjudications. These cases are now working their way through the courts. This is an overview of the past month’s developments, which include two settlements, a dismissal, a trial, and a number of new complaints.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris