Sex, Lies and Justice: A Discussion of Campus Sexual Assault, Title IX Compliance, and Due Process

Currently, 95 colleges and universities are under federal investigation for alleged violations of Title IX based on the mishandling of sexual assault complaints on campus. Academic institutions have ramped up efforts to investigate sexual assaults, and the Obama Administration has announced a task force to tackle the issue and make campuses safer. Meanwhile, some have expressed concern that the due process rights of the accused are not always sufficiently protected. Can universities crack down on sexual violence without violating the due process rights of either the accused or the accusers? How can schools follow through on the promise of Title IX so that women can function as equals in the academic environment while maintaining fairness in the investigation and prosecution of the accused? What would a model policy for dealing with campus sexual assault look like? 
  • Ari Melber, Chief Legal Correspondent and Co-Host of "The Cycle," MSNBC
  • Alexandra Brodsky, Founding Co-Director, Know Your IX; Editor,; Student, Yale Law School
  • Seth Galanter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
  • Hon. Nancy Gertner, (Ret.) Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Fatima Goss Graves, Vice-President, Education & Employment, National Women's Law Center
  • Meredith Raimondo, Associate Professor and Title IX Coordinator, Oberlin College