Samantha HarrisTelling new students that they may be 'taking up space' in a class conversation because of their identity seems like a great way to chill conversation before it begins... that is not a good look on @USDLawSD
SB 697, California's "Yes Means Yes" law, is a terrible bill. But it's a necessary one.
Samantha Harris@asymmetricinfo That's exactly the idea -- Ezra Klein said it back in 2014 when he wrote that men "need to feel a cold spike of fear when they begin a sexual encounter": vox.com/2014/10/13/696…
It's the "you've gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet" theory of sex crime prosecution. :-(
The American Bar Association wanted to change the definition of consent in criminal sexual assault cases that closely mirrors the definition used by college and universities -- but criticism from due process advocates stopped the process.
The ruling delivered something of a legal victory for due process on campus, while denying any significant relief to the plaintiff himself.
Samantha HarrisFirst Circuit becomes second fed'l appeals court in the country to recognize at least a limited right to cross-examination for students facing serious campus disciplinary charges-- my latest for @TheFIREorg
A Tiananmen Square anniversary drew the ire of Chinese government officials at New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology.
Samantha HarrisChina pressures NZ univ. to cancel Tiananmen Square commemoration; claims it respects free speech and assembly but not "forces attempting to change the political system of China." Um... political change is the point of most free speech and assembly.
Last month, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced that Ronald Sullivan, a professor in the law school, would no longer serve as faculty dean of Winthrop House, a residential dorm at Harvard. Sullivan was the first African American to serve...
A judge held that Northern Michigan University may have breached its contract with a student throughout his sexual misconduct disciplinary proceedings.
Samantha HarrisUnaware he could be accompanied by an attorney, unrepresented student cooperates with administrators in the hopes that it will lead to a lesser sanction... then gets expelled. Students facing serious allegations should not be representing themselves.