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Title IX Rights of Accused Students Violated

Posted by Steven Sherick | Oct 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently reported that Wesley College had violated the Title IX rights of students accused of sexual assault.  

Among the violations found by OCR were:  

     1) The school would impose interim suspensions before interviewing the accused student.

     2) The college failed to provide the student with a copy of the information contained in the incident report before the hearing.  

     3) The college did not provide students with a full opportunity to present witnesses and evidence at the hearing.

OCR found that the college's disciplinary process was not administered equitably and deprived accused students of due process in violation of Title IX.  Wesley College entered into a consent agreement to rectify the violations.  The entire press release is here OCR: Accused's Title IX Rights Violated

If you have questions or need representation regarding a student disciplinary matter, please contact Sherick and Bleier.  We have been representing students accused of Code of Conduct violations for more than 25 years.  

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Steven Sherick

Areas Of Practice 100% Criminal Law DUI/DWI State Bar Certification Criminal Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1991 Bar Admissions Arizona, 1979 U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1979 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S. Supreme Court, 1985 Education University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona Juris Doctor with Honors Law Review: University of Arizona Law Review, 1977 - 1978 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona B.A. - 1976 Major: Government Representative Cases United States v. Walsh, 873 F.Supp. 334 (D.Ariz. 1994) United States v. Amador-Galvan, 9 F.3d 1414 (9th Cir. 1993) United States v. Dominguez-Villa, 954 F.2d 562 (9th Cir. 1992) United States v. Grandstaff, 813 F.2d 1353 (9th Cir. 1987) United States v. Grandstaff, 807 F.2d 851 (9th Cir. 1987) State v. Peters, 1989 Ariz. 216, 941 P.2d 228 (1997) State v. Lamberton, 183 Ariz. 47, 899 P.2d 939 (1995) State v. Bernal, 148 Ariz. 149, 713 P.2d 811 (Ariz. App. 1985) State v. Noriega, 142 Ariz. 474, 690 P.2d 775 (1984) Professional Associations And Memberships Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice National Association of Criminal Defense American Association for Justice Federal Bar Association Pima County Bar Association Pro Bono Activities The Justice Project, 1999 - Present The Partnership Foundation


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