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Your Resource for Student Discipline Defense News and Information


Knowledge is power, and in the face of school-related concerns, you need to understand what is involved and what is at stake. This blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on student discipline defense and student rights and related matters, including academic misconduct, Title IX, and sexual misconduct cases and developments, and additional concerns that impact students at colleges and universities across the United States.  

It is the Lento Law Firm's goal for you to use the information on this site, including the Video FAQS, the National Title IX Advisor information, and the Where We Can Help pages to help you understand the disciplinary process at your school, your rights both at your school and under the law, and the best course of action for your case.

Sober Students Deserve University Support

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

College campuses are notorious for parties where drinking and other substance use is chalked up to young adults, newly in charge of themselves, just blowing off steam. We've seen countless movies and television shows where the sheltered 18-year-old goes off to college only to slack off in their c...

Marquette University Demonstrations: Part 2

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

We recently reported on the Marquette University demonstrations that took place in August 2022 and how ten students of color were cumulatively sanctioned for their participation. Since the sanctions were announced, a Marquette University spokesperson, Lynn Griffith, stated that the university ac...

Marquette University Demonstration: Part 1

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of the new school year in August 2022, students at Marquette University held a demonstration at the New Student Convocation, which spurred the sanctioning of 10 students of color under unusual disciplinary proceedings. Members of the Black Student Union, Marquette University Stud...

Stuck in the Middle: RA Misconduct Issues

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Resident advisors straddle the line between employee and student, which makes them subject to further conduct rules and regulations than the average student. Typically, most schools require that resident advisors be student staff who currently live and work in the residence halls. Resident adviso...

Protecting the Rights of Transgender Students

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

In November, we celebrate Transgender Awareness Month. Although transgender issues have become more visible and are better understood today, trans identity remains a flashpoint for contentious ideological debate that leaves basic human rights in the line of fire. For trans students, the need to ...

To Haze or Not to Haze: That Is (Not) The Question

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

College is known as one of the places where you find your people. Whether you decide to join a Greek organization, the school newspaper, a sports team, or another extracurricular, there are myriad opportunities to discover what you're passionate about and to do so in community with others. After...

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