College Lawyers Say Title IX Process Must Be Fair to Both Parties

Monday, June 26, 2017

Leslie Gomez, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Institutional Response Group, discusses Title IX in The Chronicle of Higher Education. A large number of cases involve determining whether the victim was too incapacitated to give consent, Leslie said. But colleges are also now considering whether the accused — or a sober, reasonable person in the same circumstances — would have known the accuser was incapacitated, she said. "Clearly defined policy provisions, a robust investigation by an experienced investigator, and a balanced and fair approach to the issues are critical to gathering reliable information, applying clear legal standards and policy definitions, and reaching equitable outcomes," said Leslie.

To read the article, click here.


Leslie M. Gomez

Vice Chair, Institutional Response Group

(215) 665-5546


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