Washington Law Review


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. While federal courts agree that the purpose of Title IX is to protect individuals from sex discrimination, they are divided on the issue of whether compensatory damages are an available remedy to Title IX plaintiffs. This Comment discusses the limitations inherent in the enforcement of Title IX in the absence of a damages remedy and urges the Supreme Court to hold that damages are an available remedy.

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