Inside Higher Ed quotes Sokolow on college defense strategies

“While it is certainly victim blaming to assert that a victim’s own alcohol use and partying contributed to a sexual assault, and administrators should never take such a position, it would simply be actionable malpractice for a lawyer not to assert contributory or comparative negligence as a defense,” said Brett Sokolow, president and CEO of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management. “It may be distasteful to assert such a defense, but college administrators, even if aware, would typically have little to no say in how the case is defended.”

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