On Feb. 26, 2015, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and a bipartisan group of cosponsors introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S. 590), a modified version of similar legislation that was introduced in 2014 but never came to a vote in Congress. CASA represents an effort to augment existing law on institutional response to campus sexual assault.
This memo addresses CASA provisions relating to matters such as confidential advisors; climate surveys; Clery Act reporting obligations; agreements with law enforcement agencies; definitions; and terminology. It identifies several aspects of CASA that aim to address important issues but may fall short in terms of efficacy or clarity, or both.
The memo was prepared by Hogan Lovells US LLP.