Engel & Martin partner Joshua A. Engel will ll be presenting on Title IX issues on July 25 & 26, 2017 at the 2nd Annual Title IX ExecuSummit. The event focuses on emerging issues and trends in Title IX litigation. Engel will focus on due
process issues involving students accused of sexual assault.
Engel’s presentation is: “Title IX Investigations: A View from the Outside: Due Process or Kangaroo Courts.”
This presentation occurs amidst a growing national controversy stemming from the Federal Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) threats to withhold federal education funds to compel colleges and universities to address “sexual violence” on their campuses. At the urging of OCR and other high-ranking officials in the Obama Administration colleges and universities are relying on Title IX to crackdown on alleged perpetrators. The result is that schools treat students accused of sexual misconduct with a presumption of guilt. The Federal government has instituted approximately 315 investigations of colleges and universities schools for possible Title IX violations, including notable schools such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago. Sexual assault survivor activists have used the Education Department’s public list of Title IX cases to spur community pressure on schools to make reforms and prioritize a response to sexual violence, and the assistant secretary of education who heads the department’s Office for Civil Rights, has told college officials that schools need to make “radical” change.
Engel & Martin have brought a large number of civil rights and Title IX lawsuits against colleges and universities nationwide, including the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University, the University of Houston, William and Hobart Colleges, the College of Wooster, Wright State University, and Bellarmine University. The firm is recognized for its experience and knowledge in this area. Engel has presented at a number of national conferences on the issue and is a frequent commentator in the media.
More information and registration information can be found at http://www.titleixexecusummit.com/