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Harvard law Professors Condemn Campus Sex-Assault Policy

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A group of Harvard Law School professors condemned the university’s new sexual misconduct policy, saying it violates the rights of the accused and “departs dramatically” from current law.

Harvard’s procedures for deciding sexual misconduct cases “lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process, are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused, and are in no way required by Title IX law or regulation,” the 28 professors said in an open letter published late yesterday on the Boston Globe website. “We find the new sexual-harassment policy inconsistent with many of the most basic principles we teach.”