Kentucky Academic Appeal Advisor

Students in Kentucky who have been accused of cheating on a test, plagiarizing someone else's ideas, or committing another act of academic misconduct often feel like they can count on the investigation and hearing process to prove their innocence. However, that is not always what happens. Academic misconduct hearings are prone to error, and that means innocent students can face the serious repercussions of doing something that they did not do.

Appealing an adverse outcome at an academic misconduct hearing is essential, and academic appeal advisor Joseph D. Lento can help students do it in Kentucky.

Your Essential Right to Appeal an Academic Misconduct Decision

One of the most important parts about the academic misconduct hearing process is that students are guaranteed the right to appeal from one that finds them in violation of their Kentucky college's code of academic integrity. Colleges understand that the hearing panel is never going to be perfect and that aggrieved students should be able to appeal a case that the hearing panel got wrong.

With that said, though, colleges also want to keep as many cases as possible from being appealed to a higher hearing panel and flooding that level with reargued cases. Many of them set procedural obstacles in the way of students who want to appeal their case, forcing them to show that their case involved one of a small set of circumstances that warrant an appeal under the school's code of academic integrity. Fitting your appeal into one of these categories is not always easy, especially when your college requires a strong evidentiary showing in support of your claim. Making sure your appeal gets heard without hurting its chances of success is something that Joseph D. Lento can help with.

Misconduct Hearings are Prone to Error and Should be Appealed

Making use of your right to appeal an adverse academic misconduct hearing is paramount because of how often these hearings fail to properly determine what happened. Many colleges in Kentucky are more concerned with packing hearing panels with a diverse set of judges, pulling people from the administration, faculty, and even the student body. However, this diversity comes at the expense of experience. As a result, the hearing panel in your case is easily manipulable with appeals to their emotion and with evidence that is blatantly problematic. If this happens during your case, you could find yourself in violation of your college's code of academic integrity, even though you did nothing wrong.

It is in times like these that hiring an academic appeals advisor becomes an investment in your professional future.

Kentucky's Academic Appeal Advisor Joseph D. Lento

Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense lawyer and academic misconduct appeals advisor. With his legal knowledge, professional advocacy skills, and understanding of the academic misconduct process, he can be a game-changer for students in Kentucky who have been accused of cheating, plagiarizing, or falsifying official records in school, or have been found in violation of your school's code of academic integrity by a hearing panel. Call him at (888) 535-3686 or contact him online for the help you need.

  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury University
  • Ashland Community and Technical College
  • ATA College
  • Beckfield College Florence
  • Bellarmine University
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Brescia University
  • Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville
  • Brown Mackie College Louisville
  • Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
  • Daymar College Bellevue
  • Daymar College Bowling Green
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Madisonville
  • Daymar College Online
  • Daymar College Owensboro
  • Daymar College Paducah Main
  • Daymar College Scottsville
  • DeVry University Kentucky
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Hazard Community and Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Lexington
  • ITT Technical Institute Louisville
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lincoln College of Technology Florence
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • MedTech College Lexington Campus
  • Mid Continent University
  • Midway College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • National College Lexington
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • Saint Catharine College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Spalding University
  • Spencerian College
  • Spencerian College Lexington
  • Sullivan College of Technology and Design
  • Sullivan University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Phoenix Louisville Campus
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Kentucky University

Regrettably, an academic misconduct finding of responsibility can derail an accused student's academic and professional goals and some students and parents do not recognize this concern until it may be too late.  If a student is found responsible for academic misconduct charges, in addition to the short-term consequences such academic and disciplinary sanctions, there will be long-term consequences.  Internships, graduate school opportunities, and employment opportunities can all be adversely impacted by a finding of responsibility. 

For these reasons and more, it is critical to properly address such concerns as early as possible in the disciplinary process.  There are times, however, that it necessary to appeal an adverse outcome, and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the futures of his clients at universities and colleges in Kentucky and throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being.  Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor to students facing disciplinary cases in Kentucky and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student's interests are protected at all stages of the academic misconduct disciplinary process, including the appeal stage - Contact National Academic Misconduct Advisor Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.


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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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