Can my college pursue a case against me for sexual misconduct that takes place overseas?

The short answer to that question is yes. It's important to distinguish between cases that are being adjudicated under your school's Title IX policy versus that are being adjudicated under the school's college sexual misconduct policy. Due to the final Title IX rule that went into effect August 14th, 2020, schools will not be able to pursue alleged acts of sexual misconduct that took place overseas under Title IX.

The schools are free to pursue any alleged acts against a respondent that did take place overseas under their own sexual misconduct policies. Because of that, it's very important that you have an experienced attorney advisor to help you navigate the process so that you could be making the best decisions from as early as possible in the case if you're dealing with a sexual misconduct case.

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