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Round-up: Sexual assault on college and university campuses




Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a bill on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.
Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a bill on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.
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California lawmakers are considering proposals to create a more uniform approach for  dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses.

Earlier this month, a former UC San Diego student accused of sexual assault fought back in court and won — marking what is believed to be the first judicial ruling in recent years that a university failed to provide a fair trial in a sexual misconduct case.

Do colleges have the capacity to investigate and handle sexual assault cases properly?

Guests:

Mark Hathaway, private defense attorney in Los Angeles who has represented students and others accused of sexual misconduct

Savannah Badalich, UC President’s task force member on preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual assault and founder of advocacy group 7,000 in Solidarity, and sexual assault survivor

Kurt Chirbas, LA Times reporter covering higher education