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Accused of cheating or plagiarism after graduating. Can a university rescind your degree?

You worked hard for your degree and celebrated graduation. You move on to a career in your field and start to build a professional reputation. Suddenly, you are contacted by your university and accused of academic dishonesty. Years have passed since… Read More
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Caught cheating in school? Should you accept the punishment or face an academic hearing?

You made the bad decision to cheat in school. Maybe you had your phone during an exam or looked at another student’s paper. The professor or TA caught you and now you are facing academic integrity sanctions. Should you accept the sanction or fight… Read More
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Why do college students need a defense lawyer? Top two reasons why.

University students work hard for acceptance into school. They pick their major with the dream of the perfect career. However, accusations of cheating, plagiarism, and more can derail a college student’s goals. This is where a defense lawyer for co… Read More
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Is having someone edit your work considered cheating? The answer from a lawyer for students.

As a student, you always strive to put forth your best work. You ask a friend to read a paper or review a class assignment for feedback. You take your friends feedback and submit the assignment to your professor. Then you receive an email from the pr… Read More
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Accused of an academic integrity violation at Carnegie Mellon University? Tips from a lawyer.

Carnegie Mellon University is a private university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon expects students to perform their best which can make students feel pressure. This stress may cause a student to make bad choices. Cheating, plagi… Read More
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Accused of cheating after being absent for an exam? Defense tips from a lawyer for students.

Things happen, and college students may miss a scheduled exam. After taking a make-up test, you get a notice from the professor accusing you of cheating. They are claiming you were absent to gain an academic advantage by finding out what was on the e… Read More
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Tips for writing an honor code violation appeal from a lawyer for students.

University students make mistakes and can be charged with an honor code violation. If you are found responsible for a violation, you can face suspension, dismissal, or even expulsion from college. What should you do if you lose your honor code commit… Read More
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Is it legal for a university to withhold a degree or transcripts from a student? The answer from a lawyer for students.

You work hard, study, and get good grades. You apply for graduation and even walk in the ceremony. Then you request your official transcripts only to find out that they refuse your request, or that your degree has not been conferred. You call the col… Read More
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Are you a Florida teacher facing a certification sanction? Advice from a lawyer.

Teachers work hard and do their best every day. However, mistakes happen and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) takes accusations of professional misconduct seriously. You thought you could explain the situation to your school district and t… Read More
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Accused of cheating on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)? Advice from a lawyer.

You want to be a teacher in Florida. The FTCE has a reputation for difficulty but you study hard and pass. The celebration is short lived though, you receive a letter from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) accusing you of cheating. What sho… Read More
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