FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Anna Kinsinger
513-445-9600

SYMPOSIUM TO ADDRESS REPRESENTATION OF STUDENTS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

Leading attorneys will gather for the first time to discuss due process and others issues raised by the response to colleges and universities to allegations of sexual assault on campuses.

Washington – A Washington, DC, symposium on October 17, 2014 will address the responses of colleges and universities to the growing problem of sexual assaults campuses.

The Symposium will feature leading attorneys with experience in handling student conduct hearings at various stages, as well as attorneys who handle subsequent litigation against educational institutions.

In the wake of the April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and an unprecedented groundswell of student activism across the country, the U.S. Department of Education has been actively investigating colleges and universities for their handling of sexual assault complaints. Educational institutions are scrambling to retool their investigative efforts and hearing processes in order to meet burgeoning pressure from the federal government and the court of public opinion. Attorneys representing those cast into the student conduct hearing process have witnessed the dangerous effects this phenomenon has had on the rights of both male and female students.

The program is titled: Representing Students Accused of Sexual Assault: Due Process, Tort, Contractual, and Title IX Considerations.

One of the conference speakers, Joshua Adam Engel, said “This Symposium is an opportunity to share strategies and experiences with colleagues who have guided students through the process and have represented them in criminal investigations, student conduct hearings, and state and federal court.”

The Symposium is open to attorneys and non-attorneys. For attorneys, approval for continuing legal education credits will be sought in New York, California, Virginia, and Ohio.

Online registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/representing-students-accused-of-sexual-assault-tickets-12896595063

For more information, contact Anna Kinsinger at 513-445-9600 or kinsinger@lycurgusgroup.net.

Location:

DLA Piper LLP (US)
500 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC

Cost:

$225 – Pre-Registration
$250 – Registration at Door

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome
9:45 – 10:45 History of Title IX, Kimberly C. Lau, Esq.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Investigations, Joshua Adam Engel, Esq.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Legislative Update, E. Everett Bartlett
1:30 – 2:30 Trial Experience, Charles B. Wayne, Esq.
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15 Panel Discussion led by Michael K. Allen, Esq.
4:15 – 5:00 Open Discussion Forum