The Law: Bod and Man at Yale

"I don't know of a single department where at least one faculty member hasn't occasionally slept with a student," says Patricia Jette, assistant professor of sociology at Yale, "but this same problem exists at every university I know of." Among some participants, faculty-student sex is scarcely considered a problem, and some women's rooms at Yale even have graffiti rating various professors on their prowess. But when a professor uses threats or favoritism, the game can become a federal case.

That, at least, is the purpose of four coeds and a male classics professor who have filed a class action in U.S. District...

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