Colleges and universities have to deal with a wide range of potential disciplinary situations. These institutions put in place processes to handle those situations. However, many of them can present highly unique sets of facts that can create challenges in implementing discipline.
Even when a discipline situation seems straightforward, a student or his or her parents may have a highly negative reaction to whatever discipline his or her child was given. Your institution may be facing legal action for a fair application of the internal discipline processes.
Protecting Academic Institutions Against Liability For Student Discipline
When you are facing legal action over academic or residential disciplinary action, the key to a sound defense can rest in strictly following your own internal policies and procedures. We can show that disciplinary procedures were made available to students through their student handbooks or some other avenue. We can also show how those policies provide a student with due process before any action such as academic suspension, expulsion or removal from campus occurred.
More Than 60 Years' Experience Fighting Liability
At Connors & Connors, P.C., we are committed to providing the highly effective defense against liability for academic and residential disciplinary actions that colleges and universities need. We utilize our decades of experience to craft highly effective and thorough defenses against liability and damages. We are known for our ability to generate positive results for our clients when they are facing the possibility of liability. That reputation for providing effective representation has helped us earn an AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, the highest rating.
Academic And Residential Discipline Liability Defense Lawyers Serving Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan And The Bronx
Connors & Connors, P.C., offers decades of experience you can rely on to help protect your college from exposure to liability for student disciplinary action. To schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled attorneys, call 718-619-4601 or contact us online.
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