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The UCLA Academic Integrity Process. A Defense Lawyer for Students Discusses.

UCLA is one of the premier universities in the United States. Like most prestigious schools, UCLA takes academic dishonesty very seriously. It is not uncommon for students who are found responsible for cheating on a mid-term or final exam to receive… Read More
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The Dangers of Exaggeration on a College or Graduate School Application. A Defense Lawyer for Students Discusses.

Acceptance into college or graduate schools is becoming increasingly competitive. Schools must sort through thousands of applicants, many of which are impressive. Students may feel they need a competitive edge so they either exaggerate on an applicat… Read More
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Expelled from school for making threats? A defense lawyer for students discusses.

Threats of violence in schools seems to be the unfortunate reality that parents and students must face today. Schools and school districts are on heightened alert for any potential threats of violence. Many times, students make poor decisions discuss… Read More
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Why students need an attorney who specializes in college disciplinary proceedings.

The college or university disciplinary process can be scary for students to go through. Students could face suspension or expulsion. Most colleges allow students to seek the assistance of an attorney, but what type of attorney should a student choose… Read More
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Accused of cheating on an online exam? Tips from a student defense attorney.

Online classes are becoming more popular. Not only are there colleges and universities where a student can earn their complete degree online, but many traditional brick and mortar schools also offer individual courses online. Other courses will somet… Read More
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Accused of cheating after using a group chat or discussion board to study? Tips from a defense lawyer for students.

Study groups have always been a popular way for students in college to study and learn materials. With technology, students are no longer limited to having to meet up in the library in order to study and share ideas. Group texting, discussion boards,… Read More
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Can your college degree be rescinded, or can you be expelled from school if you lied on a college application? An attorney answers.

With the recent college admissions misconduct, many students and alumni have a similar question. If they lied on their college application, will if affect them? If I lied on my college application, can I be expelled from school? Yes. Although it may… Read More
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Can a university charge you with an honor code violation after graduating? The answer from a defense attorney for students.

It has been reported in the news that colleges are investigating students for lying on college applications after they have graduated. Colleges are also investigating reports of cheating in courses after a student has graduated. Can a college take aw… Read More
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Top Four Sanctions for Academic Integrity and Honor Code Violations in College

If a student in college is found responsible for an academic integrity violation or code of conduct violation, they will be given a sanction. What is a sanction? A sanction is a punishment. The hearing panel a student faces will decide what sanction… Read More
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Top Three Code of Conduct Violations in College

Every year, colleges and universities all over the country accept students into their schools. With the excitement of new experiences, meeting new friends, and adjusting to college life, students often overlook one of the most important documents the… Read More
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