How do I appeal a Title IX case in South Carolina?

To best understand how to appeal a Title IX case in South Carolina, it's good to have a brief understanding of what Title IX is. Title IX is a federal civil rights law which is intended in part to prevent and address campus sexual misconduct. If a party is found responsible at a South Carolina college or university for a Title IX charge or violation and is consequently sanctioned, that party, the accused, would have the right to appeal. If the appeal right is provided to one party, the appeal right is provided to both. So the complainant, the accuser that is, would also have the same right. A accused respondent that is may appeal, for example, based on new evidence, a disproportionate sanction, a procedural error or defect which led to an unfavorable outcome. Because of what's at stake in a Title IX case and the nature of the appellate process, it's important to have the help of an experienced attorney advisor helping through the process.

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