The College Discipline Practice at Warshaw Burstein is committed to helping you continue to safeguard your future and reputation. Our highly trained professionals are prepared to act quickly on your behalf. Our College Discipline Practice includes trials, arbitration, mediations and appeals in both state and federal jurisdictions.
If you are facing charges in any college disciplinary matter, it is very important that you take action with these key points in mind:
Get Help Quickly
Never underestimate the time it takes to put together a strong defense. Too often, students wait until it's too late to get their parents involved or seek legal assistance.
Colleges Favor The Easy Answer
The standard of evidence in college disciplinary cases is often "by a preponderance of the evidence." Colleges have an inherent incentive to find the easy answer, which is not always the same as finding the truth. In cases of sexual misconduct, Title IX regulations and the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights provide colleges with additional financial incentives to find in favor of the complainant over finding the truth.
Hire A Specialized Lawyer
Safeguard your rights with a lawyer specializing in college disciplinary matters who has handled a high volume of these types of cases. Hiring someone who is geographically convenient should not be your only consideration when it involves charges implicating your entire future.
Your Whole Future Is On The Line
Your reputation, future education and career prospects are all at stake. A tarnished education record may significantly decrease or foreclose your options in the future.