Title IX

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Fall 2012 Seminar
Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3015
2 classroom credits

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act promises “equal access to educational opportunities.” This seminar considers how Title IX has impacted educational opportunities in relation to sex equality on campus. After a brief look at the history of Title IX and its provisions on athletics, we consider its less well-known--but equally important--requirements regarding schools’ obligations to address campus sexual assault. Recently announced guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the enforcement arm for Title IX, focuses on what schools can and must do to prevent and address sexual violence on campus. In the seminar, we develop legal policy on implementation of the guidance as we explore Title IX’s potential to promote campus climates of sexual respect. Readings include cases, articles, and OCR decisions. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Subject Areas: Family, Gender & Children's Law , Criminal Law & Procedure .