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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

What constitutes "retaliation" under Title IX?

MOVING TO FRONT FROM DEC. 1--THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY COMMENTED, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OTHER TITLE IX EXPERTS ON THESE ISSUES

In my other academic field, philosophy, there has been much discussion of the move by the University of Colorado at Boulder to fire a tenured philosophy professor (David Barnett) for "retaliation" against a female complainant in a sexual assault case.  A university investigation found against a male graduate student in philosophy (with whom Barnett had worked); Barnett conducted his own investigation of the university's investigation, and sent the University Chancellor a 38-page report alleging mistakes and misconduct in the university investigation.  (A copy of this report has not been made public to my knowledge.)

So what constitutes "retaliation" under Title IX?  Can alleging a university investigation was flawed constitute retaliation?  How does "retaliation" under Title IX interact with the First Amendment rights of faculty and students?  Any insight from readers would be welcome.


December 4, 2014 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink | Comments (4)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Three finalists for George Mason Deanship

They are:  Henry Butler (longtime member of the George Mason faculty), Jim Chen (Michigan State, and the former Dean at Louisville), and my colleague Todd Henderson (Chicago).  While Todd is a natural for a Deanship, his inclusion is clearly an effort to politically diversify GMU by bringing in someone to the left of most of the current faculty!


December 3, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Legal historian Mark Weiner wins $100K Grawemeyer Award for 2015

Here.


December 2, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

Monday, December 1, 2014

Still more Posner on Posner...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

In Memoriam: Jean Braucher (1950-2014)

Henderson Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, Professor Braucher was a leading scholar in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy and commercial law.  There is a memorial notice here.

(Thanks to Keith Rowley for the pointer.)


November 29, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee

Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law.  


November 26, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech

Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean.  


November 25, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

"Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"

In Berlin in June.  There's also a call for papers.


November 25, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

Monday, November 24, 2014

Posner on Posner...

Retinal detachment

Alas, I suffered one on Friday (though now being treated), which has mostly thrown me off-line and off reading, though I'm gradually getting a reprieve.  But between that and the Thanksgiving break, there likely won't be much until next week.


November 24, 2014 | Permalink