New York City Academic Misconduct Attorney

Students accused of academic misconduct in New York City are facing a great deal of trouble. Higher education institutions take academic integrity very seriously, and if they see what they believe to be a violation they will pursue it aggressively. The rules regarding academic misconduct, and misconduct of all kinds, are often strictly enforced. In many cases, schools will go over the top considering the facts, especially if the accused is not represented by an attorney who has his or her back.

If you are a college or university student accused of misconduct, Joseph D. Lento is here to help. You deserve to have your rights protected. The Lento Law Firm has helped countless students face down these accusations at colleges and universities across the United States, and also in all 5 New York City Boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

What is Academic Misconduct?

In New York City colleges and universities there are rules and regulations that govern academic integrity and dishonesty among students. These rules enforce honesty and transparency with respect to the scholastic works of students. When a student does not comply with these guidelines, they are committing academic misconduct.

The vast majority of New York City schools take a firm position in opposition of academic misconduct, hence why the penalties for these violations tend to be severe. Depending on the facts of the case, students who have been found “responsible” for academic misconduct through a disciplinary hearing have been subject to a wide range of sanctions, including a failing the course, being removed from the student's degree program, suspension, or even expulsion.

Common Academic Misconduct Violations in New York City

There are multiple different forms of academic misconduct. Below are just a few examples:

  • Cheating: Attempting to use or using an unauthorized source or material to complete academic assignments. This might include the use of unpermitted materials like notes, electronic sources, test copies, or completion of an assignment in a way forbidden by the professor.
  • Fabrication/Falsification: Inventing or altering information or a citation in an assignment.
  • Abuse of materials: Stealing, destroying, damaging, or in any way obstructing access to a library or other academic resources and records.
  • Plagiarism: The act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, concepts, representations, or words as one's own without proper acknowledgment of the source. Plagiarism is one of the primary types of misconduct universities focus on, and even a first time offense can result in incredibly severe consequences.
  • Complicity: Aiding or attempting to aid another student in committing an act of academic dishonesty is prohibited by institutions.

While these more common violations are listed here, any type of misconduct can result in sanctions from your university. These sanction could have a long-term negative affect not only on your schooling career, but any future career you hope to have. With the right defense, you can put up a strong fight to protect yourself to the furthest extent possible.

New York City Academic Misconduct Attorney

If you are a student or employee of a college or university in New York, New York and are facing allegations of academic misconduct, you should consult with an experienced attorney who is well-versed in school policies and procedures. Skilled legal professional Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience representing people who have been right where you are now. Contact him today for help at 888-535-3686.

New York City colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

Public Institutions

  • City University of New York (CUNY)

Community Colleges

  •  Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Guttman Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Queensborough Community College

4-Year Colleges

  • Baruch College
  • Brooklyn College
  • City College of New York
  • College of Staten Island
  • Hunter College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Lehman College
  • Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
  • Medgar Evers College
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Queens College
  • York College

Honors College

  •  CUNY William E. Macaulay Honors College

Graduate Colleges

  • CUNY Graduate Center
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • CUNY School of Law
  • CUNY School of Medicine
  • CUNY School of Professional Studies
  • CUNY School of Public Health

State University of New York

  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • SUNY College of Optometry
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • SUNY Empire State College (The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies)
  • SUNY Maritime College

Private Institutions

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • American Academy McAllister Institute
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  • ASA College
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Bard College Graduate Center
  • Barnard College
  • Berkeley College
  • Boricua College
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Christie's Education
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Columbia University
    • Teachers College
    • Union Theological Seminary
    • Columbia University School of General Studies
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
    • Cornell NYC Tech
    • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • DeVry University
    • Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Fordham University
  • Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University
  • General Theological Seminary
  • Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Science
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • The Juilliard School
  • The King's College
  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
  • Long Island Business Institute - Flushing
  • Long Island University
  • Mandl College of Allied Health
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Mercy College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Monroe College
  • The New School
    • Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
    • The New School College of Performing Arts
    • The Schools of Public Engagement at The New School
    • The New School for Social Research
    • Parsons School of Design
  • New York Academy of Art
  • New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
  • New York Film Academy
  • New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York Law School
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • New York Theological Seminary
  • New York University
    • Gallatin School of Individualized Study
    • New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
    • New York University School of Law
    • New York University School of Medicine
    • Tisch School of Arts
  • Nyack College
  • Pace University
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
  • Plaza College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary
  • Richard Gilder Graduate School - American Museum of Natural History
  • Rockefeller University
  • School of American Ballet
  • School of Visual Arts
  • St. Francis College
  • St. John's University
  • New Brunswick Theological Seminary
  • St. Joseph's College
  • Sotheby's Institute of Art
  • Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy
  • Touro College
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
  • Wagner College
  • Yeshiva University
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

It is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges can upend an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in New York City 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 New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 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 for students facing disciplinary cases in New York City and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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