Attorney Remi Spencer explains whether Brown University athletes can fight for reinstatement for certain varsity sports being demoted.
Attorneys have accused Brown University of violating a two-decades-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in compliance with federal Title IX law by announcing the elimination of several women’s varsity sports teams, according to a recent court filing.
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Attorneys for Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island allege in the motion filed in federal court Monday that the Ivy League school violated terms of the 1998 agreement when it announced last month it would cut women’s fencing, golf, squash, skiing and equestrian teams in an effort to streamline its athletic department.
BROWN UNIVERSITY STUDENT-ATHLETES FIGHT FOR REINSTATEMENT OF VARSITY SPORTS
The cuts would result in “immediate and irreparable harm,” the motion says.