April 2, 2014
Federal Negotiators Agree to Allow Lawyers in Campus Sex-Assault Hearings
Should colleges be required to let students use lawyers in campus disciplinary proceedings?
That question sparked heated debate here this week as federally appointed negotiators drafted rules to carry out the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. At issue was a proposal that would allow students who report or are accused of a sexual assault to have an "advisor of their choice" by their side as their case plays out. At the end of the day on Tuesday, that proposed rule was largely