After UVA Fiasco, Some Colleges Consider Providing Lawyers to Students Accused of Sex Assault

April 16, 2015

By Valerie Richardson at The Washington Times

Dozens of state legislatures are rushing this year to crack down on college sexual assault, but only a few of them are also moving to protect the rights of the accused.

This includes Arkansas, where students now have the right to bring an attorney when appealing a nonacademic suspension or expulsion, thanks to legislation that became law last week. The North Dakota legislature is expected to follow shortly with its own bill allowing students the right to retain lawyers in disciplinary hearings...

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