Letter to the editor
As a 1967 Law School graduate, I was appalled at the ordeal Jane Doe was put through, so gratuitously and unnecessarily, by the Office of Student Conduct. Fortunately justice triumphed in the end, but that would have happened much quicker in a state court, a federal court, or in a proceeding under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The junking of the presumption of innocence and the drive for a conviction at whatever the cost, to say nothing of the hide the ball mentality inherent in the OSC process, is unbecoming to Duke University. What happened to Jane Doe is outrageous.
Very truly yours,
James B. Craven III (J.D. '67, M. Div '81)