How does Title IX govern campus sexual assault allegations?

 

Title IX of Federal Civil Rights Law that's intended in part to prevent and address campus sexual misconduct governs campus sexual assault proceedings and allegations because schools that receive federal educational funding are required to be in compliance with Title IX. Schools often vigorously and aggressively pursue Title IX cases against students because they want to remain in compliance with the Department of Education. If they are noncompliance, and if steps are taken, they can lose millions of dollars of federal educational funding. Title IX may be well-intended, but due to an unfortunate dynamic behind Title IX, a complainant's interests are often aligned with the schools and a respondent's interests are often considered last, if at all. That's why a respondent, an accused student that is, needs to have an experienced attorney advisor in his or her corner from the start of the process to protect their interests.

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