A new Illinois law will do a lot to tip the scales in favor of those making accusations of sexual assault on campus.

The law, known as the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, went into effect Aug. 1, but requirements for schools won't begin until Nov. 1, 2017. At that time, schools will have to "submit data annually to the Illinois Attorney General's Office on their prevention programs, incidents of assaults and the outcomes of complaints and reports," according to the Chicago Tribune.

Any school that fails to submit its report will be named and shamed on the attorney general's website.

The law requires schools to provide trained confidential advisers available to those making accusations in order to inform them of their rights and reporting options. No such adviser is available for accused students so that they can learn their rights or what they can do to defend themselves from false accusations.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan claimed the law was "fair and balanced" because it required schools to use the low preponderance of evidence standard when adjudicating accusations.

She also noted that both accusers and the accused would be able to choose an adviser during the hearing process and be able to present evidence and witnesses. There was no mention of cross-examination or any other due process protections.

I've discussed before how the preponderance of evidence standard (meaning just 50.01 percent sure an accusation is true) is not actually fair or equal in the current culture on college campuses.

Accused students are prejudged as guilty, thanks in part to propaganda from the White House insisting campus sexual assault has reached "epidemic" levels and false accusations are so rare that one must always believe an accuser.

It's also not fair when the outcomes for either party are not equal. If an accuser is telling the truth, he or she suffers trauma. If a falsely accused student is telling the truth, he (or, rarely, she) also suffers trauma.

But only the accused is faced with expulsion and a lifelong stigma of being labeled a "rapist" even if they are not convicted in a criminal court. They force institutionally imposed losses of future wages and difficulty in continuing on with their education and potential futures.

The preponderance of evidence standard was forced on colleges and universities across the country by a "guidance" document from the Department of Education. The binding nature of the document has been questioned by members of Congress and could, in theory, be overturned.

But states such as Illinois that put the lower standard of proof into law will be immune from such an action, if it occurred, meaning students in those states will still be subjected to unjust standards.

Further, the Illinois law is based on the propaganda I mentioned earlier. Madigan cited the debunked "1-in-5" statistic claiming 20 percent of college women are sexually assaulted.

A speaker at the press conference praising the Illinois law also favorably mentioned "The Hunting Ground," a propaganda film that employs the debunked statistic, twists information and tells only one side of the story.

The news conference made it clear what the state of Illinois is to do: Find more accused students responsible.

This way of thinking has led to upwards of 100 lawsuits against universities from accused students who were expelled based on accusations that defy logic, and by university administrations clearly hell bent on expelling to appease the federal government rather than discover the truth.

Illinois students, especially men, beware.

Ashe Schow is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.