In this update to her original course, attorney Samantha Harris provides an overview of the unique setting of campus judicial proceedings, addressing the role an attorney might play in helping a student accused of sexual misconduct obtain a fair hearing on campus.
Attorneys asked to assist in such cases may wonder why colleges are handling these cases to begin with, and may be uncertain of what assistance can be provided 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.
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.
Very interesting topic, well presented
Very interesting and timely topic, great presentation!
Excellent presentation. Well presented.
Another great program from FIRE attorneys. Would definitely like to see more of these.
An Outstanding presentation of the issues in Title IX cases.
I really learned a lot about Title IX and this was amazing! WOW! I want to watch this again next year to see if the courts have done anything different Thank you!
Good review of relevant points of agreement/disagreement that determine if a complaint will survive MTD plus more of surviving an MSJ.
Informative and timely lecture for any lawyer
Excellent and timely presentation. Helpful examples of differing school policies and identification of issues such as due process. One of the better classes.
Very timely presentation
Excellent course. So informative.
Ms. Harris is an excellent presenter. Great subject matter!
Excellent. She was great speaker and could cite lots of helpful and relevant cases. She gave very good practical advice.
Excellent and thorough coverage of this important topic!
great presenter; informative and inspiring presentation
Really interesting and really well put together. A top CLE.
Very good presentation!
Excellent program- very valuable!!
This program was excellent. Interesting, substantive, informative and thought-provoking. Well worth the time.
Presenter was the most effective I have encountered on lawline.
Best program I've seen so far. Would love to watch it again.
One the best Lawline presentations I have attended. Very informative and an excellent delivery of information.
Extremely knowledgeable, one of the best CLE's I've seen recently.