Harvard Law School Settles On 4-Year-Long Title IX Case
Harvard University's law school has settled with the U.S. Department of Education on its longstanding Title IX compliance case over sexual violence.By Jake Godin | December 31, 2014
Harvard University concluded its four-year-long tussle with the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday over how the prestigious institution's law school handles sexual harassment and sexual assault cases.
The department's Office for Civil Rights came to the conclusion that Harvard's law school ultimately failed to comply with Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funding.
According to the OCR, the law school did three things wrong: It didn't let one person who filed a complaint equally participate in the way the case was processed, it did not properly train those who implement Title IX procedures and it used a "clear and convincing evidence" standard of proof.