In Campus Rape Tribunals, Some Men See Injustice: Colleges Land in Legal Minefields as They Balance Rights of Accuser and Accused

April 10, 2015

By Valerie Bauerlein at The Wall Street Journal

DURHAM, N.C.—Last spring, Duke University expelled Lewis McLeod, a senior, for allegedly sexually assaulting a freshman woman in his room after meeting at a bar.

The woman had told Durham police Mr. McLeod had sex with her when she hadn’t wanted to. He said it was consensual. Police investigated but didn’t charge him.

A Duke University disciplinary panel didn’t find he gave her alcohol or used force. But the panel concluded it was “more likely than not” the woman didn’t agree to sex and was too intoxicated to consent. Regarding a degree, Duke lawyers later said: “Mr. McLeod is not entitled to that honor...

Schools: Duke University