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Higher Ed Reauthorization on Campus Sexual Assaults

12.4.17

Scott Schneider, who heads up the firm’s Higher Education Practice, was quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article “Higher Ed Reauthorization on Campus Sexual Assaults.” A proposed update to the Higher Education Act recently introduced in the House would allow colleges to refrain from investigating sexual assault allegations while a criminal inquiry is under way if police or prosecutors request such a delay. 

Scott said that he expected in practice delays citing law enforcement requests would be extremely infrequent.

"At least in my experience, it is exceptionally rare for a prosecutor or a police department to say, 'stop, do not do any investigation until we are done with the prosecution of the case,'" he said, adding if it came to that, a campus could choose to suspend an accused student in the interim.

To read the full article, please visit Inside Higher Ed.

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