Good Law | Bad Law #128 - Should Campus Sexual Assault Proceedings Be Fairer To The … Accused? w/ Adam Zucker
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Adam Zucker to discuss Title IX and the removal of the Obama era “Dear Colleague” letter.
The US constitution guarantees a few things to all citizens, the right to a trial, the right to an attorney, and the notion that all people are innocent until proven guilty. Those rights help ensure all people are treated fairly and get their fair chance. The problem is, this only applies to the criminal justice system; in the world of colleges and universities, students aren’t guaranteed these rights.
Adam Zucker believes students that have been accused of sexual assault or other crimes aren’t getting a fair shake. Adam and Aaron discuss due process and what that means as far as academia. Throughout the episode, Adam explains how students can be kicked off campus, removed from classes and expelled from school, even if they’ve been found not to have committed any crimes.
The Trump administration received a lot of criticism for their removal of the Obama era guidance known as the “Dear Colleague Letter” but Adam believes it was a step that needed to be taken to give fairness to the person accused. This is a fascinating discussion between Aaron and Adam and we hope you enjoy!
Host: Aaron Freiwald
Guest: Adam Zucker
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