Campus sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation present serious challenges to gender equity at colleges and universities. While survivors of assault, harassment, and discrimination may have both formal and informal support structures provided through their school, friends, and family, they often lack advocates whose only job is to advocate for their interests in adversarial or quasi­-adversarial proceedings. Under new Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education mandates, complainants must be allowed to have attorneys present; yet most students cannot afford attorneys and most schools are unable to provide them.

HALT is a law student run organization developed to fill this gap and provide personal, long-term advocacy to victims of campus sexual harassment and assault. HALT law-student advocates are provided extensive training on OCR mandates, school policies, and a trauma-informed approach to individual cases.

A Partner of Know Your IX.

 

Questions? Contact the 2018-2019 Board:

President: Rebecca Prager (rprager@jd19.law.harvard.edu)

Senior Board: Ariana Bloom (abloom@jd19.law.harvard.edu), Katherine Fite (kfite@jd19.law.harvard.edu), and Kate Peiffer (kpeiffer@jd20.law.harvard.edu)