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Harvard Law agrees to sex harassment resolution

December 30, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard Law School has agreed to revise its sexual harassment and assault policies and to review sexual harassment complaints dating to the 2012-2013 school year after U.S. education officials found the school in violation of federal law.

Under the agreement announced Tuesday, Harvard Law will notify students and employees about their right to file complaints and how to do so; pursue the criminal process in sexual violence cases; and submit sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints to the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.

The department investigated and determined that the school did not appropriately respond to two student sexual assault complaints.

The university said in a statement it is “deeply committed to fostering a campus climate that is free of sexual harassment, including sexual violence.” It also says it has already made changes.

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