Briefly 1.6 – Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education: Procedural Protections (Part Three)

This is Part Three of our three-part series on Title IX sexual misconduct proceedings. There is a debate across college campuses about how universities should handle sexual misconduct cases. In Part One, we looked at the proceedings generally, and in Part Two we specifically looked at the standard of evidence: what has to be proved before a person can be sanctioned. In Part Three, we’re looking at other policies utilized in Title IX proceedings: whether students should be entitled to a support person, what level of cross examination should be allowed, and what should be the definition of sexual misconduct?

We discuss these questions with Professor Daniel Hemel, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, Professor Katherine K. Baker, Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor Laura Kipnis of Northwestern University School of Communication, and Professor Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.

This episode of Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review, was produced by Kathryn Running, Tom Molloy and John Tienken. Music from Special thanks to the entire online team, including Grace Bridwell, Tom Garvey, and Noel Ottman, and our Editor in Chief Pat Ward and Executive Editor Kyle Jorstad. Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out Parts One and Two.