If a college or graduate school files academic or disciplinary charges against a student, does that student need an attorney?
A student is not required to have an attorney if academic or disciplinary charges have been filed against them. However, having an experienced education and school law attorney is recommended. The reason being is that because many times these policies are not clearly written, and the administrators themselves don’t understand the policy. Having an attorney can help guide you through the process, protect your rights, and make sure that the procedures are followed correctly.