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What happens when your ACT score is under investigation? A lawyer answers.

By the time you receive the letter of investigation from the ACT, an internal investigation has already happened. A review of test scores can be triggered for many reasons. It could happen because of an outside report by another test taker or statist… Read More
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What happens when your SAT score is under review? Advice from a lawyer for students.

You log into your College Board account on SAT score release day. Your heart drops, your score has been flagged and is under review. What does this mean?  It could happen because of an outside report by another test taker or statistical analysis fro… Read More
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Accused of a Title IX violation? The process explained by a defense attorney for students.

What is a Title IX violation? Title IX violations are wide ranging. Most students I assist face allegations of harassment, stalking, or non-consensual sexual behavior. What happens when a student is accused of a Title IX violation? The first step is… Read More
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Accused of plagiarism: Now what? Advice from a lawyer.

You turned in an assignment and received an email from your professor. You open it. You are being accused of plagiarism. What should you do? Read on for advice from a defense lawyer for students. How could I be accused of plagiarism? There are severa… Read More
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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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