Season 3 Episode 6: Sexual Violence and Title IX Investigations


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Both universities and K-12 school districts are obligated to respond to complaints of sexual harassment or sexual violence promptly and thoroughly. But beyond that, additional administrative requirements can sometimes be controversial. What standard of proof should apply to a proceeding that could result in an expulsion for the accused student? Should cross-examining the accuser be permitted or does this ultimately risk violating the victim's rights? What input should the public have into these regulations?

Continuing our discussion of Title IX, Ben Chojnacki joins Lisa and Miriam to talk through some of the more controversial regulations issued by the Office for Civil Rights during current and previous administrations. Join us to explore these and other high-profile topics related to sexual violence investigations in our schools and universities.

For this episode, Miriam and Lisa are joined by Ben Chojnacki, an attorney at Walter Haverfield who often advises educational institutions about their Title IX obligations. We practice law at Walter Haverfield in Cleveland Ohio and we welcome your suggestions and comments. Please check us out at:

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