Focus on Campus Kangaroo Courts Intensifies; The Washington Post Publishes FIRE Exposé of UVA's Honor System
January 2, 2001
The University of Virginia's honor system was severely criticized in The Washington Post by FIRE program officer Erich Wasserman, a UVA graduate. Wasserman, after intensive investigation, exposed the secrecy, inconsistent procedures, and lack of accountability in an honor system that has lost its honor. Lawsuits against UVA have led to a lengthy set of proposals for change. The changes, however, would make matters even worse, denying students the right to confront witnesses, the right to refuse to testify against themselves, and the right to trained student counsel.