June 4, 2014


Following his expulsion, McLeod filed a lawsuit accusing Duke of violating his due process rights, prohibiting testimony from key witnesses and relying on second-hand testimony in order to find him guilty of sexual misconduct.

The expulsion would keep McLeod, an Australian native in the U.S. on a student visa, from obtaining the degree he needs to be hired by a Wall Street investment firm that offered him a job.

Judge Smith ruled that McLeod “is likely to suffer irreparable harm if he is expelled from Duke University pending a final determination on the merits in this action.”

Smith found, however, that it was “unlikely” that Duke would “suffer any damage or loss as a result of this preliminary injunction.”

Nope. Duke’s damage is self-inflicted. Who would send a son there in the face of such obvious prejudice? Well, maybe someone planning on filing a lucrative Title IX suit. . . .