Campus Sexual Assault Investigations Need Greater Fairness for All Parties, Trial Lawyers Group Says

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'The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has released a White Paper on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations aimed at improving the process employed by universities to address campus sexual assaults.

Concerns over sexual assaults on college campuses had prompted the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to issue a Dear Colleague Letter, as well as a subsequent 2014 clarification, significantly expanding the federal government’s interpretation of Title IX by establishing new procedures for colleges and universities to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

"Members of law school faculties have opined that the accused in such assault cases are being denied fundamental rights."

State and federal court cases also similarly highlighted concerns about fairness during the investigative process.'

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