Many students dream of the perfect college experience. Living in a dorm, meeting new people, picking a degree path, and most importantly, graduating. However, there are several reasons this dream can sour. As a lawyer for college students, I receive several calls daily from students and parents trying to salvage their dream education. Here are my top three reasons college students face discipline at school.
Reason 1: Cheating
Students are being accused of cheating on exams, tests, homework, etc. almost every day. Accusations may come from fellow classmates, teacher assistants, or professors. I have seen cheating charges brought against students by the school with little to no evidence. Students take on defending themselves only to discover that the school has already made up their mind regarding guilt. I am often contacted to craft appeals for these students and am shocked at the blatant disregard of policy and procedure on behalf of the school. Evidence against the student is weak and the hearing was a mess.
What can a lawyer for college students do to help defend against cheating?
I assist students all over the US with the defense process. From the initial charging documents through the hearing. I give students the best chance at success. However, I have also been brought in after students have been found responsible and I write appeals on their behalf. A lawyer for college students who is an expert in school procedures and best defense strategies can be an invaluable resource in defending against cheating. To read more about consequences of cheating,click here.
Reason 2: Plagiarism
Professors who require students to turn in digital assignments are now using Turnitin to check for plagiarism. Students are getting charged with plagiarism for accidental citation errors, taking other students work, and even purchasing papers from online sources. Plagiarism is one of the most difficult charges to defend against and students often find themselves being sanctioned by the school.
What can a lawyer for college students do to help defend against plagiarism?
I assist students all over the US defend against plagiarism charges. Each student’s situation is unique, and my defense strategy depends on the situation. As a lawyer for college students, my expertise in the college disciplinary process gives each student the best chance for success. To read more about consequences of plagiarism,click here.
Reason 3: Failing Grades
Colleges have minimum GPA and course grade requirements. If a student fails to meet these standards, a student can face suspension or even dismissal from school. Even though a student fails a course, it does not mean it was their fault. Curriculum errors, faulty exams, and vague standards are all reasons that a student may find themselves in this position.
What can a college student lawyer do for a student with failing grades?
I have assisted students all over the US by writing grade appeals that set forth the best defense necessary for success. This requires experience and an eye for detail. Each student’s situation is unique, and every school has different standards. Therefore, expertise is necessary. A college student lawyer can craft the best possible defense. To read more about consequences of failing grades,click here.
Can you help all college students?
Yes. I help students all over the country fight accusations of cheating, plagiarism, and failing grades. By working together to craft the best defense possible, you will be given the greatest chance at success. I also attend university hearings with students to support them during this very stressful event. Typically, a panel of students and staff will question the student. The presence of a lawyer for college students will help the student keep calm and focused to refute accusations while keeping the hearing fair and honest. Give me a call today. I offer free consultations and fair prices to help students keep their record clean and stop a suspension or expulsion from school. (855) 388-5299 Richard Asselta is an award-winning education lawyer offering student advising services nationally. Call today for a free consultation and see how The Education Lawyers will fight for you. Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard Asselta on AVVO, a lawyer review website.