How well do I need to understand my university's sexual misconduct disciplinary process?

You need to understand your college or university sexual misconduct policy and process incredibly well. You need to know it like the back of your hand. So much is at stake. You cannot depend on the school to even respect its own process and policies regarding the matter. That's why it's incredibly important to both have your parents involved in the situation and as importantly, to have an experienced attorney advisor help you understand the process, help you navigate the process, and to best protect your interest.

Schools are looking out for themselves. First and foremost, the complainant's interests are often aligned with the schools for various reasons and the respondent's interests are concerned. Last if at all, you need to have somebody looking out for your interest from the start of the process. You need to understand the policies so that the most appropriate and the most strategic steps forward can be taken.