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Articles of Interest for Criminal Defense Attorneys and Their Clients, College Students and Their Parents, Athletes, and Title IX Advocates

False Accusations Under Title IX

Title IX is a federal statute that requires educational institutions that receive federal funding to ensure that sexual harassment and sexual violence do not interfere with their students’ education and well-being. Although enacted with the intention of protecting students, faculty members, and staff on campuses across the country, Title IX does not always operate that...

Does Title IX Apply to Events that Happened During an Academic or Summer Break?

Enacted in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment, in certain education programs and activities. Title IX protects not only students, but also faculty and staff members of qualifying educational institutions, whether they be enrolled in or employed by elementary or secondary schools, colleges or universities, private...

Does Title IX Apply if Both Parties Were Under the Influence of Alcohol?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects those who belong to certain education programs from discrimination based on sex, which includes both sexual harassment and sexual violence. Under the terms of Title IX, sexual encounters that take place without consent qualify as sexual assault. However, determining whether a party consented to sexual activity...

Does the Definition of Sexual Harassment Differ from School to School?

In 1972, Congress passed a comprehensive federal civil rights law known as Title IX, that prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, in education. This law applies to both students and staff of educational institutions and programs that receive federal funding, including not only local school districts, but also colleges, universities, and for-profit schools. To learn...

Are Campus Visitors Protected from Sexual Assault Under Title IX?

Enacted in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments offers protection to students, staff, and faculty from discrimination based on sex, including harassment and assault, in education programs or activities that receive financial assistance from the federal government. While this has historically been used by students to defend their right to be free of discrimination...
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Duffy Law’s full staff is working remotely and we’re fully operational during this health crisis. Colleges are still moving forward with their Title IX and disciplinary actions, and many state and federal criminal proceedings are ongoing. We’re here for you 24/7.