Title IX Statement

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW TITLE IX STATEMENT

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, states: “No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance for education activities, MSL is required by Title IX to ensure that all its education programs and activities are free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Additionally, various Massachusetts laws prohibit discrimination in institutions of higher education on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or marital status. See e.g., G.L.c. 151C; G.L.c. 149 § 105A-C; G.L.c. 272 § 92A, 99.

MSL has reaffirmed its commitment to far-reaching equality in MSL’s Non-Discrimination Policy, which is applicable to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors. MSL’s Title IX Director is responsible for overseeing the development of sexual misconduct policies, insuring compliance with Title IX and relevant federal and state regulations, and investigating Title IX complaints alleging student sexual misconduct. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns about and complaints of non-compliance (including complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct), should be directed to the Title IX Director. MSL’s Sexual Assault Policy appears on page 37 of MSL’s 2016-2017 publication entitled “Student Guidebook and Frequently Asked Questions.”

Some acts of sexual misconduct may also constitute violations of criminal law and require mandatory reporting to the Andover Police Department, e.g., sexual battery, indecent exposure, sexual abuse, etc. In such instances, please refer to MSL’s Sexual Assault Policy described above and contact both the Title IX Director and the Andover Police Department at (978) 475-0411; http://www.andoverps.net/police/.

You may also direct inquiries about the application of Title IX to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.

The current Title IX Director is Dean Michael L. Coyne, 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA 01810; (978) 681-0800; coyne@mslaw.edu. If you would prefer to contact a Title IX administrator who is a woman, please contact Assistant Dean Diane Sullivan, 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA 01810; (978) 681-0800; dianes@mslaw.edu.

Massachusetts School of Law's Mission

military logoMassachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.

To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.
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Massachusetts School of Law's Mission

military logoMassachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.

To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.