DEBATE: Were the New Title IX Regulations Needed? Will They Result in Fairer Disciplinary Proceedings?

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The Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society held a virtual debate between Samantha K. Harris, Esq. and Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. on whether the recently devised Department of Education Title IX regulations were needed, and if so, whether the revised regulations will result in fairer Title IX disciplinary proceedings. 

Ms. Harris argued that the revised regulations were needed and that they will help ensure that both the accused and accuser are treated fairly during Title IX proceedings. Mr. Sokolow argued that the revised Title IX regulations overreach, overprotect due process at the expense of victims' rights, and undermine the equitable purposes of Title IX itself. 

  • Samantha K. Harris, Esq., Senior Fellow, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education & Counsel, Mudrick & Zucker, P.C.'s national Campus Discipline and Title IX Practice
  • Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., Chair, TNG
  • Moderator: David R. Struwe, Esq., Litigator, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
  • Introduction: Matthew J. Hank, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC & President, The Federalist Society, Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.