Do I have the right to appeal in a university disciplinary hearing?

 

It will depend on the particular college or university in question, but almost all schools do allow an appeal, right? It does depend on, again, the particular school and, say, the particular case, if it's a case that involves two parties, say, an accused student and a accuser or, say, in a Title IX case, a respondent in a complaint, if the appeal right is allowed to one party, Title IX law requires it to be allowed to both. The federal government doesn't get involved, say, so much in general disciplinary cases, but they do to an extent because for public universities, there's due process considerations under the constitution, for example, and there's a shift arguably with respect to private universities also. But generally speaking, many times, students do have an appeal, right? That being said, it's critical to win a case before the appeal. Appeals can be successful. Success can also be relative, but a person has to go into a case with the expectation or the understanding that you need to try to win the case on the front end and not try to do damage control through the appeal process.

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