New York Times on Counsel for the Accused on Campus

Colleges and universities, in their zeal to extinguish sexual assault on campus, have given rise to a novel legal specialty: Counsel for the accused.

There is nothing defensible about sexual assault. And although counsel for the accused might not seem like a novel idea, it is in these cases.

The unpleasant reality remains that anyone is free to accuse anyone of anything. When the accusation is sexual in nature, many in our society do not wait to hear the facts. Once you are accused of a sexual violation of any kind, by any one, life as you know it is over. Because of an accusation.

The New York Times has a fascinating piece about the attorneys who insist that laws that apply to women and victims also should apply to men and the accused. Read it here.

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