An object of our critique is the bureaucratic tendency to merge sexual violence and sexual harassment with ordinary sex, and thus to trivialize a very serious problem.
We worry that the sex bureaucracy is counterproductive to the goal of actually addressing the harms of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
Before joining the faculty in 2006, she served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court, and to Judge Harry Edwards on the U. That oversight is not merely, as currently assumed, of sexual harassment and sexual violence, but also of sex itself.
Over time, federal prohibitions against sex discrimination and sexual violence have been interpreted to require educational institutions to adopt particular procedures to respond, prevent, research, survey, inform, investigate, adjudicate, and train.
The mark of bureaucracy is procedure and organizational form.
As the new school year began in earnest, widespread fears of a “rollback” of Title IX enforcement accompanied De Vos’s long-awaited policy speech, which was delivered on Thursday, at George Mason University.
Four feminist law professors at Harvard Law School have called on the U. Department of Education to revise the previous Administration’s policies on sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus.
In a memo submitted to the Education Department yesterday, they set out an agenda of fairness for all students, accusers and accused.
In recent years the Education Department has pressured colleges and universities to adopt overbroad definitions of wrongdoing that are unfair to both men and women, and to set up procedures for handling complaints that are deeply skewed against the accused and also unfair to accusers.
Phil 1999) where she was a Marshall Scholar, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J. Her book, At Home in the Law, was awarded the Law and Society Association's Herbert Jacob Prize for the best law and society book of the year. Saliently decriminalized in the past decades, sex has at the same time become accountable to bureaucracy.
She has written three books and many articles in scholarly journals and general media.
And critiques of law school teaching that point to a disproportionate adverse impact on the educational experience of women and minorities are of special concern to me — as a feminist, a teacher, and the first Asian woman to have been tenured at the school that formed my legal mind and opened my greatest opportunities.
This Essay on the occasion of Harvard Law School’s bicentennial is a reflection on the present connections and contradictions between our inherited pedagogical traditions, the desires and needs of students in a diverse law school, and aspirations for law graduates in a changing world today.
The past decade has seen a transformation of the way sex discrimination, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and just plain sex is legally regulated in the United States.