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Top 3 ways students get in trouble for unauthorized collaboration.

's Profile Image What is Unauthorized Collaboration? Unauthorized collaboration is working with another person to complete an assignment without the permission of the professor or instructor. Top 3 ways students face a charge of unauthorized collaboration: 1. Did not… Read More

What documentation should you have for a Title IX case? A lawyer for students answers.

's Profile Image What is a Title IX violation? Title IX violations are wide ranging. Most cases I assist with involve harassment, stalking, and/or non-consensual sexual behavior. What types of documentation should I have in a Title IX case? You should save anything t… Read More

Accused of plagiarism after accidentally uploading a draft? Defense tips from an attorney for students.

's Profile Image One of the most common academic integrity charges that students face is plagiarism. Sometimes students turn in work that is incomplete or has incorrect citations because they accidentally uploaded a draft. What should a student do if they face this i… Read More

Accused of cheating after using an online study group or chat? Tips from a lawyer for students.

's Profile Image Online study groups or chats are terrific and are opportunity for many students to come together and share ideas and information. It is a wonderful tool, however, there are some potential dangers. Unauthorized collaboration or gaining an unfair acade… Read More

What should you do if your ACT score is flagged for irregularities? A defense lawyer for students answers.

's Profile Image What happens if I receive a letter that my ACT score is under review? You have three options: Cancel your ACT score Retest and score within a few points of the ACT score in question to validate. Send documentation and appeal to establish validity of… Read More

What happens when your SAT score is under review? A defense lawyer for students answers.

's Profile Image Click here for a full blog post on what can happen if your SAT score is under review. If your score is marked “under review” by College Board, you have four options. In this video, I talk about just one of the four – sending documen… Read More

Can a student be suspended or expelled for something that happened off-campus? A lawyer answers.

's Profile Image Selling drugs, bringing a knife, a gun, or other weapon, as well as fighting on a school campus, can lead to a suspension or expulsion. However, many students may not realize that their behavior off-campus can lead to a suspension or expulsion too. C… Read More

What happens at a Title IX hearing? A disciplinary defense attorney for students answers.

's Profile Image Still in the Title IX investigation process? Click here. What happens at a Title IX hearing? You will face a committee composed of several individuals. Typically, other students, staff, and faculty will be present. The evidence that was gathered duri… Read More

What should you do if you are under investigation for a Title IX violation? A lawyer answers.

's Profile Image Another student accused me of a Title IX violation. What should I do? The first step is an investigation. The Title IX coordinator at your university will notify everyone involved. This includes both the person who is making the allegation and the pe… Read More

Can a university withhold your transcripts? The answer from a defense lawyer for students.

's Profile Image You work hard, put the time in, and make good grades. Maybe you decide you want to transfer to another college, or maybe you graduated and want a copy of your final official transcripts. You submit the request and are told no by your university. Ther… Read More

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