Title IX Advisor Program

Students will serve as advisors to parties involved in proceedings in which a complaint has been filed in relation to alleged conduct covered by Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, and/or by UT Handbook of Operating Procedures 3-3031 (Prohibition of Sexual Assault, Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Sex Discrimination). Students will help parties prepare for investigative interviews; identify and submit relevant evidence; review pre-hearing investigative reports and submit comments concerning those reports; and, in some cases, prepare for administrative proceedings before a Title IX hearing officer or University disciplinary body. Students also may help parties appeal disciplinary determinations. Students will work in teams, and students selected as team leads may appear with parties in Title IX hearings, where they will be responsible for asking direct and cross examination questions on behalf of their advisee. The law school’s advisor program will be available to complainants and respondents involved in Title IX proceedings, but student volunteers may choose to participate in the program only as complainant-advisors or respondent-advisors.

Organization

Title IX Project, Mithoff Pro Bono Program

The Title IX Project is an internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, operated in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin Title IX Office.

Project Details