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Awareness Week 2023 - Sexual Assault on Campus & Title IX: Balancing the Interests of the Victim and the Accused

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Please join the Quinnipiac University School of Law Human Trafficking Prevention Project—along with the Connecticut Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Foundation—for our first panel of Awareness Week 2023: “Sexual Assault on Campus & Title IX: Balancing the Interests of the Victim and the Accused.”

Passed in 1972, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education; more specifically, Title IX protects students from sexual assault and sexual harassment. Over the past three presidential administrations (i.e. Obama, Trump, and Biden), Title IX regulations and enforcement have seesawed, and today Title IX has become the focus of fierce debates as to how to protect students from sexual violence while providing due process protections for those who have been accused.

To explore these debates, and to identify areas of possible consensus, we have invited three experts—each working within the Title IX framework but from distinct vantage points—to share their perspectives and experiences. The panel will begin by exploring the basics of how Title IX works: the actors, the process and procedures, and concepts like “affirmative consent” & “restorative justice.” Panelists will then be asked to identify areas where the Title IX framework is working effectively and also to highlight areas ripe for reform.

Our panel features:
• Felice Duffy, Founding Partner, Duffy Law.
• Elizabeth Conklin, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Accessibility, and Belonging, and
University Title IX Coordinator, Yale University.
• Nicole Fournier Gelston, General Counsel, University of Connecticut.

o Brittany Eckard, Training Co-Chair, Human Trafficking Prevention Project, Quinnipiac University School of Law; former Dean of Students, Cogswell College, San Jose, California.
o Emily Costanzo, Associate Attorney, Duffy Law.

Attorneys admitted in Connecticut may claim up to two CT CLE hours for attending this event.

For more information and to register, please click the link below.