Milestone: 600+ Title IX/Due Process Lawsuits in Behalf of Accused Students

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'Over six hundred lawsuits arguing higher ed institutions deny students accused of Title IX-related offenses basic rights have been filed against higher ed institutions, according to Title IX For All's Title IX Legal Database.

Over six hundred lawsuits have been filed against colleges and universities in behalf of students accused of Title IX-related offenses. These numbers come from Title IX For All, an organization dedicated to tracking such lawsuits since 2013. The current count in their Title IX Legal Database , a clearinghouse of information on these cases aimed at assisting Title IX professionals and accused students, is 621.

Title IX-related offenses includes such offenses as sexual misconduct (including harassment, assault, and exploitation), dating violence (including threats of violence), and stalking. Litigants in these cases - 98% of whom are male - frequently content that universities deny accused students due process, act with gender bias, defame respondents, and breach contracts with students, among other claims. The wave of litigation was sparked in 2011 by a Department of Education guidance letter intended to spur educational institutions to respond more aggressively in behalf of reporting parties.'

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