How do appeals work under the Title IX Final Rule?

Appeals under the Title IX Final Rule would have to be allowed to both parties, the complainant and the respondent. The Title IX Final Rule specifically states that Title IX case or a finding of responsibility can be appealed on the grounds of a procedural irregularity or defect, on the grounds of newly discovered evidence that could impact the outcome, or if there is bias or a conflict of interest of, say, the Title IX coordinator or other parties involved in the case. Schools are also, under the Title IX Final Rule, allowed to provide other appealable grounds, as would be otherwise appropriate to the circumstances and at the school's discretion in that regard. Whatever rights are afforded to one party during the appeal process would have to extend to both parties.

If you're facing a Title IX case at any stage, including the appeal stage, having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally in helping to navigate and understand the process.

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