The University of Missouri has selected the law firm that will conduct an independent review of the handling of sexual assault allegations of a former student athlete who later committed suicide.

The curators have hired St. Louis law firm Dowd Bennett, which features former U.S. Attorney Edward Dowd, who will try to determine whether University employees acted within the law and university policy in the case of Sasha Menu Courey, a former swimmer who said she had been raped by a Mizzou football player in February 2010 and killed herself more than a year later.

The case was brought to light by a report on ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

See our earlier stories on this case