Lawyers Defending College Students Against Alcohol, Drug, Sexual Assault, Plagiarism and Other Violations in Colleges, Universities & Courts

April 2014

Res Ipsa Loquitor: Why You Need a College Student Defense Attorney

Res ipsa loquitur is a common legal doctrine referred to in negligence cases that might be understood as why you are liable even when you didn’t do anything.  “Res ips” – relies on your exclusive control over what caused the damage to make you responsible for all the bad things that might arise.  Think transporting dynamite and owning oil tankers.

Man in the Mirror

Two recent high-profile military prosecutions for sexual assault highlight problems with the military sexual assault system.  The military cases also hold a mirror  up to campus sexual assault prosecution systems.  

The reflection reveals troubling parallels and potentially even more troubling flaws in the college and university disciplinary code systems, than in the military system.