Due process: When the students surpass the masters -2
In the wake of six years of Dear Colleague's classroom kangaroo courts, FIRE starts a network of programs to help students advocate for each other in campus judicial proceedings.
From the article:
The Student Defenders program aims to “educate fellow students on their rights and options, advocate for fair and clear policies and procedures, and advise and counsel students in the university judicial process.”
Participants help students prepare their cases as they go through the disciplinary process, “actively advocate” for them in hearings if their institutions permit it, and serve as a “watchdog for due process and legal equity on campus.”