12/5/2013 update: Emeldi case tossed out. Diane Dietz has the scoop, here.
12/3/2013: Emeldi v. UO lawsuit goes to trial in Eugene
The Chronicle has a report, here:
Monica A. Emeldi hopes the lawsuit she has brought against the University of Oregon helps to empower graduate students when their relationships with professors go bad.
Her lawsuit, Emeldi v. University of Oregon, centers on issues at the heart of those relationships. And the case—which went to trial on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore.—is being watched nationally because it seeks to apply Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal antidiscrimination law, to academic relationships between students and professors, a sphere that universities say is protected by academic freedom.