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Why is your student handbook important?

's Profile Image Why is it important for students facing an academic integrity charge to know their student handbook? When a student is facing an accusation like cheating, plagiarism, or other honor code violation, the handbook contains the procedures the student wil… Read More

Tips from a lawyer for writing a winning student appeal.

's Profile Image In this video, I would like to talk to you about student appeals. In particular, the appeal of discipline stemming from an academic violation.  What is a student appeal? A student appeal is the final chance to overturn a sanction at college like sus… Read More

Accused of selling or trading old course material online? Defense tips from a lawyer for students.

's Profile Image I would like to talk to you about websites or other services that offer you money or free tutoring in exchange for you uploading old course materials. Whether it is notes, assignments, old tests or quizzes. Is this considered a violation of you univ… Read More

What happens at a university student hearing? A defense lawyer for students answers.

's Profile Image What happens at a university committee hearing?  Students will face a panel of faculty, staff, and other students. They will be asked questions and will have the opportunity to present their side of the story. Top two mistakes students make in acade… Read More

Accused of cheating after taking a make-up exam? Tips from a defense lawyer for students.

's Profile Image Students miss exams or paper deadlines for many reasons: illness, family emergencies, and other unexpected issues can arise. Most professors are understanding and will work with a student if they keep them informed. However, what can happen if after… Read More

Accused of cheating or plagiarism after graduating? Can your university rescind your degree? The answer from a defense attorney for students.

's Profile Image Universities take plagiarism very serious. Students work hard to earn their degree and conferral is celebrated. However, can your university rescind your degree if they find out you cheated or plagiarized? I graduated and have been working in the fie… Read More

Caught cheating in school. Should you try to defend your actions? An attorney for students answers.

's Profile Image You were caught cheating red handed. Your teacher saw you copying answers on an exam or cheating in another way. Should you try to defend yourself? Yes. Here is why. Should I just admit to cheating and accept the punishment? That depends on your univ… Read More

Accused of cheating by gaining an academic advantage? Defense tips from a lawyer for students.

's Profile Image What is considered gaining an academic advantage? Most colleges believe that any action that puts you in a better position than other students is gaining an academic advantage. This means that some of the following could fall under this category: Be… Read More

Denied A Teaching Certification In Florida? Tips from a lawyer for teachers.

's Profile Image The Florida Department of Education denied your application for a teaching certificate. It could for several reasons. Missing college classes, required experience, a past criminal issue, or a teaching certification problem in another state can cause… Read More

Accused of cheating on the FTCE? Defense tips from a lawyer for teachers.

's Profile Image The Florida Department of Education is accusing you of cheating on a teaching certification exam. What should you do? Read on for advice from a attorney for teachers. Can you cheat on the FTCE? The testing environment that gives all of the FTCE is eq… Read More

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