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Attorneys are increasingly being asked to assist students in campus judicial proceedings, particularly those involving sexual misconduct. If you get such a phone call, you may wonder why colleges are handling these cases to begin with, and you may be uncertain of what assistance you can provide in this extrajudicial setting. While college judiciaries are not courts of law, students--particularly those at public universities--are entitled to some measure of due process, which campus courts do not always provide. This course, led by attorney Samantha Harris, will help attorneys gain an understanding of this unique setting and the role an attorney might play in helping a student accused of sexual misconduct obtain a fair hearing on campus.
I. Understand the legal and regulatory framework within which colleges are expected to adjudicate claims of sexual assault on campus
II. Identify law surrounding due process in campus judicial proceedings
III. Assess an overview of campus sexual misconduct proceedings
IV. Assist an accused student in on-campus proceedings
Samantha Harris is FIRE's Vice President for Procedural Advocacy. For more than 13 years, she has advised students, faculty, administrators, and attorneys on issues of free speech and due process on campus. She lectures regularly about students' rights at campuses and conferences around the country, including recently at the Judicial Conferences of the Third and Fourth Circuits. Ms. Harris has been published in Inside Higher Ed, the New York Daily News, Reason, The Washington Post, Vox, and other publications, and has represented FIRE on ESPN, Fox News, NPR, and more.
Ms. Harris received her undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University in 1999, and went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002. Following a clerkship with the late Judge Jay C. Waldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, she was a litigation associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP before joining FIRE in 2005.
Really enjoyed Samantha's presentation.
Fantastic delivery of an important subject.
Great review of a developing area of the law.
speaker was excellant
fascinating subject matter.
Speaker was very informed. She appears to love her substantive area.
As a retired law prof & longtime chair of the student discipline committee, I found your CLE course very, very good and informative. I give you a "5."
I found this presentation very helpful. Thank you!
Best instructor I've seen. She is knowledgeable and a great instructor who was able to cover a large amount of material effectively.
Concise information with excellent examples. Highly enjoyed this instructor.
Good course and speaker.
Extremely interesting and engaging.
Terrific presentation. Very well done lots of good tips. Great presentation. Very Well done. The speaker tackled a very complicated legal issue and gave helpful tips to solve the issues.
Very well done.
Fantastic, very informative, engaging speaker.
Great presenter and presentation.
Great course! FIRE is doing important work
I had no idea there was no real due process in these proceedings! Very interesting.
Comprehensive and informative.
Well prepared, objective presentation of contentious subject
Very well organized and clearly presented.
Excellent presenter on important topic
Excellent course. Definitely one of the most interesting in my 29 years of CLE courses.
Very well done
Samantha was the best speaker and had the best materials of any other course I've taken on law line.
Very effective presentation!
Good presentation; depressing description of the state of due process rights at universities.
Excellent. Maybe ask this speaker to do another course like this. I am guessing there might be some new case law she can cover.
Knowledgeable presenter, well done
Great great speaker!
In my opinion the speaker was well-organized in her presentation. Thank you'
Thought the session was very well done and informative.
excellent program, succinct, yet to the point, informative and very interesting material
Very interesting ... and Samantha's a very effective presenter!
As a college professor, I find this course a must.
Appreciated that the instructor gave contact info and encouraged lawyers to reach out with any additional questions.
Timely and valuable course.
This is one of the best CLEs I've taken.
very knowledgable faculty . interesting area of the law .
Very informative CLE
Really an exceptional presentation. Would love an update, though, in light of the DOE's September 22nd revoking of the original DCL.
I so appreciate the ease of use of this format for meeting my CLE requirements. Thanks!
very interesting to learn about student rights b/t public and private universities.
Interesting subject and good speaker
very useful course and knowledgeable faculty
She was an amazing presenter.
This course is excellent and timely with proposed changes in enforcement of Title IX cases
very informative - thank you
Would like more CLE like this.
Very strong presentation.
Excellent presentation. I especially like the pro bono suggestion.
Very interesting to someone with no background in this area.
She was fantastic
Fantastic. I find attorneys who work for outside interest groups often serve as excellent presenters.
Thank you for offering a class on this subject--very timely and important!
I would not only recommend this course to colleagues and friends, but I would also like to attend any other courses that Samantha may present.
Nice clear presentation
liked the delivery
Excellent Seminar!!! Speaker was great and gave so many practical answers and strategies!
Informative and interesting!
Outstanding, important and very timely. Great work.
Excellent program. Instructor was engaging and thoughtful, well-versed in the subject. Would watch other presentations by her, for sure.
Clearly presented, and the lecturer also spoke very clearly.
Fascinating CLE, very well presented.
Very interesting presentation.
Very interesting and informative
Well-presented and interesting.
One of the best presentations I have heard.
Excellent presentation on an area of present day uncertainty as to student's rights in sexual consent cases.
This presenter was the most knowledgeable I have seen so far. Very solid credentials and great command of the subject matter.
Thank you for this presentation. Listening to the opening case left me with my mouth hanging open! And the fact that the OCR changed standard without notice and comments is outrageous in a democratic country.
Very. Informative, raised questions I had not been aware of in college sexual misconduct proceedings.
I plan to recommend this course to college administrator colleagues.
This course was of the highest quality. Very concise survey of the subject matter, and useful.
Ms. Harris was great
Very good speaker
One of the best presentation i have seen on Lawline. Thank you.
Excellent presenter. Knowledgeable and interesting.
I know I always (or almost always) deliver all 4's, but I swear they are always earned!
Good presentation. Well paced.
Very good presentation.
good j ob.
interesting subject matter
Excellent presentation on complex area of law.
Very interesting. I'd like to see a follow-up as these types of cases progress through the courts.
unfortunately this has become a very real life important topic. i get calls all the time. thank you for having it
One of the best seminars on lawline.
The presenter was very good. She is clearly an expert and also organized her materials in such a way that it was easy to follow. Extremely well done.
As a university administrator, this course was particularly useful to me. I would like to see more university related issues discussed.
This was a good intro to the topic.
Very illuminating as to degree of discrimination that exists against te accused
excellent speaker, interesting tpic
Very clear and informative with respect to both legal and practical matters.
Great, great instructor. Would take more courses with her in a heartbeat.
very good discussion of relevant caselaw and policy concerns
Very eye-opening presentation on legal developments that can hardly be believed.
Great speaker, great presentation and great learning experience.
An eye-opening, well-paced program devoted to an interesting subject presented in an interesting manner. The speaker was clear, concise, knowledgeable and engaging. Agree with presenter that there exists a need for attorney education in this emerging area of law.
Really liked this instructor -very clear
Excellent and balanced approach to a difficult topic. I am outside general counsel to a university and really appreciated this as we try to balance both victim needs and the accused's rights.
Overview was well-done.
Excellent program! Samantha really knew her stuff and was both clear and concise.
Excellent presentation. Well-paced, interesting and very informative.
Very good program
The presenter was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and helpful in how she reviewed the case law..
Very interesting subject matter presented in an interesting manner.
Very good speaker
Outstanding presentation by Ms. Harris!
2nd program I've watched with a speaker from FiIRE and both have been excellent.
One of the best CLEs I have ever attended.
This was the best presentation I've watched in a long time and the only one recently for which I downloaded the materials. I hope this presenter does more programs, perhaps with updates as more caselaw becomes available.
Fascinating program about a very timely and interesting issue. Terrifying that granting anyone due process is even controversial.
Very informative course!
Very thorough and very interesting
Excellent presentation. Very effective speaker. Thank you.
An area of law that we attorneys need to become familiar with.
great course, and highly relevant for my particular work
THis was very well presented, well organized. I would like a follow up in greater detail.
Excellent presentation-- a lot of information on a hot topic.
Fantastic and very interesting CLE
Very clear and compelling speaker. Appreciate her suggestion to become involved on a pro bono basis.
excellent. consider giving a presentation to high school classes on this topic, perhaps with more info on right of the accuser as well.
This may be the best CLE I've ever taken. The subject matter was interesting. The speaker was clear, concise, knowledgeable and engaging.
An excellent presentation in an area I knew little about. I would highly recommend this course.
Great speaker - Great summary - One of best courses in a while - Good perspective
good program as to evolution of Title IX application.
Informative and well presented.
Very informative and relevant
Really good information concerning students rights.
The presenter covered a lot of ground - clear and precise
Best course taken in 3 year period! Si ply eye opening.
Among the best of presentations I have viewed at Lawline!!
Time flew-so much info packed into very interesting topic.
Excellent presentation of a complex subject.
Excellent presentation regarding a very troubling topic.
Incredibly informative and practical. Perhaps the best presentation on Lawline I have ever seen.
Great course. Interesting topic.
Very good cle
Great information and presentation. Easy to follow. Good energy.
The speaker was awesome!
Well organized and presented.
Well-organized, presented presentation, informative, helpful!
Presenter really knows her subject matter. Nice job!
GREAT PRESENTATION AND SPEAKER!! Excellent course, thank you!
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