Sexual Assault

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Central Administration

Law School Examined Peer Title IX Policies When Crafting Procedures

When a faculty committee at Harvard Law School convened to craft a new set of sexual harassment procedures for the school last fall, they examined existing processes at peer institutions, according to Law professor John Coates, who chaired the committee.

Student Groups

Law Students Discuss Treatment of Rape Law in Criminal Law Courses

Unlike most other criminal law subjects, sexual assault is an issue that law students are more likely to have personally encountered and should be approached with more sensitivity, according to law student Lana R. Birbrair.

Central Administration

Federal Bill Would Regulate Colleges’ Handling of Sexual Assault

New federal legislation on sexual violence could change the way the University reports, advises, and assesses its approach to cases of alleged sexual violence.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Dershowitz Denies Allegations in Law Record Op-Ed

In an op-ed in the Harvard Law Record, law school professor Alan M. Dershowitz again denies allegations of sexual misconduct.


Harvard Finalizes Sexual Assault Climate Survey

The survey, which is a localized version of an Association of American Universities survey that 28 schools will issue this spring, will ask student respondents a range of questions on sexual misconduct and affirmative consent.


Quinn, Activists Lead Discussion on Sexual Violence

Former New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn joined members of undergraduate advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better in detailing goals to modify the University’s sexual harassment policies.


With Staff Doubled, OSAPR Operates at Capacity

After receiving increased funding and expanding staff, OSAPR faces extra demand from expanded services offered across the University's schools.

Harvard Law School

In Memo, Law Profs Pushed for Title IX Procedural Changes

The 20 faculty members submitted the memo to a faculty committee that Dean of the Law School Martha L. Minow tasked last fall with creating new Law School-specific Title IX procedures following widespread faculty discontent over Harvard’s central framework.

UC Meeting - Alison Johnson

Professors Praise New FAS Sexual Harassment Procedures

Professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences say new procedures clarify the boundaries between the school's different constituencies.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

Controversial Conversations

“To be reason through these challenging subjects is a big part of what it is lawyers do in our society,” Law professor Jeannie C. Suk said at a panel on whether rape law should be taught in law classes on Wednesday in Pound Hall.The well-attended event featured several students sitting on the floor.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

Law Professors Argue for Teaching Rape Law

Laws regarding rape should be taught in criminal law classes at Harvard Law School despite its potential to trigger psychological trauma, two Law professors argued Wednesday.

Last Chance
Harvard Law School

Today in Photos (02/04/2015)

Provost Alan Garber

Provost Alan Garber

Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 enters University Hall to attend the semester’s first meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The body voted to add a new Ph.D. program and learned that two students were dismissed for sexual misconduct in December.

Sexual Assault Policy Meeting

Title IX Activists Shift Priorities

Activists say they will focus on more actively pushing to ensure that Harvard's policy is clear and properly implemented, rather than only arguing for its strict inclusion of affirmative consent.

Provost Alan Garber

Two College Students Dismissed for Sexual Misconduct

The cases were the last reviewed under the school’s interim sexual harassment policies and procedures, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said at Tuesday's meeting of the Faculty.

9/11 Memorial

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall