Joining a growing trend, New York enacted a law in 2015 to combat sexual violence on college campuses. While that purpose is laudable, the “Enough is Enough” law strikes an unwise balance between the desire to protect students from criminal acts and the need to protect innocent students from false accusations. Governor Andrew Cuomo touted the law as “the […]
Category: Sexual Misconduct
Colleges Settle Federal Lawsuits by Students Expelled on Sexual Misconduct Charges
Disciplinary Measures for Sexual Misconduct Charges Come Under Review I have previously written about a state court decision striking down a public college’s disciplinary procedures as fundamentally flawed and unfair. More recently, two private colleges have made out-of-court settlements in increasingly common federal lawsuits brought against them by students disciplined or expelled over allegations of […]
Should College Transcripts Report Accusations of Sex Offenses?
New York Universities Must Report Sex Offenses in College Transcripts Virginia and New York in 2015 became the first states to require academic transcripts from their colleges to show whether a student has been disciplined for sexual assault, but other states have considered following suit, and some members of Congress support a federal law to […]