If you're a student at a college or university in Mississippi and you're facing a Title IX hearing, it's critical to take the necessary steps more in advance of the hearing itself, the school prepare a investigation report at a time prior to the hearing. Prior to it being finalized, it needs to be responded to as strongly and as effectively as possible. All necessary documentation, information and evidence would need to be included in that final investigation report. It may include text messages, social media posts, pictures, videos, witness statements, a toxicology report if consent is an issue, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination.
Once the report is finalized, it's presented to the hearing panel and it's reviewed in advance of the hearing so the panel has a strong sense of the case before the hearing even takes place. Attacking the accuser's credibility is key at the hearing itself. All questions would need to prepared in advance for the accuser, their witnesses, the accused, their witnesses, any potential expert witnesses. The opening and closing statement would have to be prepared in advance of the hearing. The panel itself would have to be considered if there's any bias or conflict. An attorney advisor can help maximize the prospect of success both in advance and at the hearing itself.