Penn Law Professors Slam New Sexual Assault Policies

New rules at the University of Pennsylvania are unfair to students accused of sexual violence, say some Penn Law School faculty members

A statue of Benjamin Franklin, founder, rests on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, Pa.

Photographer: MIKE MERGEN

A group of law professors at the University of Pennsylvania signed a letter that attacks the school’s new sexual assault policies. The letter, dated Feb. 18, says that Penn’s procedures are unfair to students accused of sexual violence, who may be subjected to “serious, life-changing sanctions” without getting a real chance to defend themselves.

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