Kimberly Lau Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Ed Article, "Is a Fair Title IX System Possible?"05/18/2021
Title IX and College Discipline practice leader Kimberly Lau spoke with Chronicle of Higher Education about the complicated nature of the question: Is a fair Title IX system possible?
Excerpt"The government aside, colleges increasingly fear the lawsuits and negative attention that can result no matter which outcome they reach in a case, Lau said. 'Sometimes that makes for really odd and strange decisions by the school, ones that don’t really make sense,' Lau said. There’s an attempt to please both sides: A sexual assault that caused physical harm, for instance, might result in a one-semester suspension.
Given that students and colleges want different things out of it, it’s hard to imagine an ideal Title IX process, Lau said: 'I don’t know if all of those interests can really be perfectly balanced.'"
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