Prof. Joanna Grossman Discusses Legal Issues Surrounding Boy Playing on Girls’ Field Hockey Team

Joanna L. Grossman, Professor of Law


Keeling’s chances of winning on a Title IX argument are slim, said Joanna Grossman, a law professor at Hofstra University, because the law was established to benefit those who claim their opportunities to compete are underrepresented. Most of the time that favors women or girls, because schools provide more opportunities for boys to play athletics.

But, she said, he could successfully argue that he is the victim of discrimination because officials already granted him permission to play and may now be holding him to a higher standard than girls.

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