Student Misconduct Charges at Michigan Association of State Universities Schools

Presidents' Council

The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) is the coordinating policy and advocacy body for the State of Michigan's fifteen public universities. The Michigan Association of State Universities began more than sixty years ago. Long known as the Presidents' Council, State Universities of Michigan, the Michigan Association of State Universities adopted its present name in 2015. The presidents of the state's fifteen public universities comprise the Association's governing Board of Directors. The Association actively shapes policies and legislation affecting the state's fifteen public universities. If you attend a public university in Michigan, Association policies and advocacy shape your student experience. The Michigan Association of State Universities fifteen-member schools include:

  • The University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Wayne State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Oakland University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • University of Michigan - Flint

If you face student misconduct charges at a Michigan Association of State Universities member institution, national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm are available for your aggressive and effective representation. Attorney Lento has successfully defended hundreds of college and university students across the nation, including at Michigan Association of State Universities schools, against misconduct charges. Misconduct allegations can derail and destroy an education and career. Don't treat misconduct charges lightly, no matter the nature, number, seriousness, or credibility of the allegations. Don't attempt to navigate complex institutional procedures on your own, and investigate and advocate on your own behalf, without skilled and experienced college misconduct defense attorney representation. Retain attorney Lento and the Lento Law Firm now.

Michigan Association of State Universities Policy Agendas

The Michigan Association of State Universities pursues several specific policy agendas on behalf of its member schools. Some of those policy agendas affect student conduct rules at those member schools. The Association's policy agendas relating to guns on campus and campus sexual assault are two examples. Under those policy agendas, Michigan Association of State Universities member schools are likely to give special attention to enforcing strict policies against guns on campus and campus sexual assault. If you face weapons possession or sexual assault misconduct charges at your Michigan Association of State Universities member school, the chances are good that you will experience strict enforcement action consistent with the Association's policy agenda. For instance, the Association's guns on campus policy statement, committing the Association to vigorously opposing legislative efforts to diminish university authority to prohibit guns on campus, provides:

In state legislatures throughout the U.S. as well as here in Michigan, attempts have been made by state lawmakers to strip institutional leaders and public university governing boards of their authority to regulate weapons on campus. Public university campuses are among the safest environments in American society, in part due to the absence of guns. Nearly every higher education and law enforcement stakeholder group has steadfastly opposed legislation that allows individuals to carry guns on campus.

Similarly, the Association's campus sexual assault policy statement, expressly committing the Association's member institutions to show “respect for the wishes of the victim,” provides:

Michigan's state universities seek to create an environment that is open, safe, and respectful for all students. These institutions have put forth considerable effort to strengthen already strong existing policies and protocols for educating students about issues of sexual assault with the aim of improved prevention, and when such instances do occur, facilitating rigorous and timely investigation and adjudication.

Gun violence and sexual assault on or near university campuses are legitimate concerns. No one favors gun violence or sexual assault. Yet policy agendas favoring alleged victims can disfavor the falsely accused student, especially when institutions bow to agenda pressures and seek to make examples of innocent students. Notably, the Michigan Association of State Universities policy agendas do not include protecting the constitutional and procedural rights of innocent students whom others falsely accuse, even though false, unsupported, and exaggerated accusations of student misconduct are a significant public concern. If you face weapons or sexual assault misconduct charges, or any other serious charge of misconduct at a Michigan Association of State Universities school, then you need aggressive and effective college misconduct defense attorney representation. Retain national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm for your best possible outcome.

Committee Coordination

Much of the work of the Michigan Association of State Universities occurs below its Board of Directors through committees made up of operations directors at the universities. The Michigan Association of State Universities maintains nineteen committees, each composed of the directors of the related university functions at the fifteen member institutions. For instance, one of the Michigan Association of State Universities committees is its Title IX Coordinators Committee. Title IX coordinators at each member university coordinate their enforcement of Title IX student sexual misconduct rules through the Title IX Coordinators Committee. Thus, how one member institution treats a Title IX complaint affects how other member institutions treat Title IX complaints. Other Michigan Association of State Universities committees include a Student Affairs Officers Committee coordinating student conduct issues and an Academic Affairs Officers Committee coordinating academic conduct issues. If you face behavioral, academic, or Title IX misconduct charges at a Michigan Association of State Universities school, chances are good that your school will handle those charges similarly to other member schools.

Michigan Law Governing MASU Member Institutions

Michigan's higher-education laws, compiled at MCL §§390.1 et seq., govern the member schools of the Michigan Association of State Universities. Those higher education laws authorize the governing bodies of the state's public universities to adopt policies regulating student conduct. For instance, MCL §390.5 grants the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan policy authority over that institution. Other provisions grant similar authority to Michigan State University's Board of Trustees, MCL §390.102, Oakland University's Board of Control, MCL §390.151, Michigan Technological University's Board of Control, MCL §390.352, Lake Superior State University's Board of Control, MCL §390.391, and so on. Because those state universities are public bodies, their policies constitute a form of state regulation. Michigan's higher-education laws do not directly address student misconduct or procedures for determining misconduct charges. Instead, each Michigan Association of State Universities school maintains the authority to adopt its own student policies and procedures. When you retain skilled and experienced college misconduct defense attorney representation, your attorney will investigate, confirm, invoke, and help you rely on your specific school's applicable codes and rules.

Member School Policies and Procedures

University of Michigan Student Conduct Codes

The University of Michigan, with its main campus in popular Ann Arbor, is a world-renowned educational institution. Your pursuit of a University of Michigan degree can have substantial career value, well more than enough to warrant your aggressive defense against false or unsupported misconduct charges. That defense will depend on which student conduct code the University of Michigan applies to your matter. The University of Michigan maintains several student conduct codes across its many campuses, schools within the university, and degree programs. University-wide codes, like the Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct statement in the faculty handbook, generally refer to those specific codes applicable to campuses, schools, or programs. With the exception of a university-wide Title IX sexual misconduct policy, you and your retained college misconduct defense attorney will need to locate, refer to, and rely on the applicable campus, school, or program code. For example, the University of Michigan–Dearborn campus maintains a Non-Academic Code of Conduct prohibiting this long list of behavioral wrongs:

  • Causing or threatening to cause physical harm to another person
  • Stalking or other sexual violence violating other school policy
  • Discrimination or harassment violating other school policy
  • Hazing
  • Disrupting university operations or activities
  • Interfering with free expression or other individual rights
  • Furnishing false information to the university
  • Failing to comply with official directions
  • Initiating a false report, warning, or threat of emergency
  • Theft of university property or possession of stolen university property
  • Destroying, defacing, damaging, or misusing university property
  • Possessing, using, or storing firearms, explosives, or weapons
  • Tampering with fire or other safety equipment or setting fires
  • Illegally possessing, distributing, manufacturing, or using alcohol
  • Illegally possessing, distributing, manufacturing, or using drugs
  • Committing crimes on university premises or at university activities
  • Retaliating against or intimidating participants in a code proceeding
  • Failing to comply with a code resolution or sanction
  • Identity theft or deception
  • Smoking on university property
  • Crime or civil infraction impacting the university community
  • Violating university computer policies
  • Promoting, wagering, or gambling in violation of applicable laws

Misconduct procedures may also differ depending on your University of Michigan campus, school, or program. For instance, the University of Michigan–Dearborn's Non-Academic Code of Conduct includes a relatively detailed resolution process that you and your retained college misconduct defense attorney must follow to protect you against false or unsupported charges. That process includes opportunities for either informal or formal resolution. The charges resolve informally only if both sides agree. Formal resolution involves a hearing before a board, at which both sides may present evidence. The accused student may retain an attorney to accompany and advise the student at the hearing. Sanctions for misconduct may include reprimand, suspension, expulsion, or other relief. An accused student who suffers sanctions may appeal the results to the Provost who heads an Appeals Board. Appeals must show procedural deviations, unsupported findings, disproportionate sanctions, or newly discovered and previously unavailable evidence. National college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm are available for your representation at the University of Michigan.

Michigan State University Student Rights and Responsibilities

Much like University of Michigan students, students at East Lansing's Michigan State University may have to look at several pledges, codes, handbooks, and policies to determine their rights and responsibilities in a misconduct proceeding. Students at Michigan State University first commit to an aspirational Spartan Code of Honor Academic Pledge. Students must then comply with, and enjoy the protections of, Michigan State University's institution-wide Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Handbook, though, does not include specific behavioral or academic prohibitions. Instead, Michigan State University relies on student conduct regulations in a long list of Spartan Life Policies. Those policies address such disparate subjects as:

  • Threatening to endanger others
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Domestic or dating violence
  • Persistently intimidating another
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hazing
  • Possession of firearms, weapons, or explosive material
  • Unlawful obstruction or disruption of university activities
  • Trespass on university property
  • Illegal drug use, possession, or distribution
  • Alcohol use, possession, or distribution
  • Damaging, defacing, or destroying personal property
  • Misusing fire equipment
  • Stealing or misusing personal or university property
  • Lying to university officials
  • Failing to comply with university directives
  • Altering or forging university documents
  • Misusing university identification
  • Impersonating university officials
  • Operating a business without authorization

Michigan State University's institution-wide Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities also includes separate procedures under which the university decides academic misconduct charges and non-academic misconduct charges. Those procedures generally provide for notice of a complaint, attempts at informal resolution, investigation, formal hearing for contested cases, and appeals. Students have limited rights to have their retained college misconduct defense attorney participate in formal hearings, except in Title IX cases, where federal regulations require the school to permit attorney cross-examination of adverse witnesses at the formal hearing. Michigan State University maintains a separate Relationship Violence, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Policy satisfying federal regulations.

If you face false, exaggerated, or unsupported misconduct charges at Michigan State University, don't let the complexity of the institution's several competing codes undermine your ability to mount an effective defense. Don't go it alone, without the research, investigation, negotiation, and advocacy skills you need for your best possible outcome. Instead, retain national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm to aggressively and effectively represent you. Your Michigan State University education is worth a strong defense.

Central Michigan University's Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Central Michigan University, located in Mt. Pleasant, maintains misconduct policies that are not as hard to locate as similar policies at other Michigan Association of State Universities member schools. Central Michigan University maintains a comprehensive Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Disciplinary Procedures. Central Michigan University's Student Code includes many common behavioral prohibitions like alcohol or drug abuse, physical violence, disorderly conduct, firearm possession, computer misuse, bullying, rioting, arson, property damage, theft, and trespass. Central Michigan University's Student Code also includes academic misconduct prohibitions against cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty, plus disruptive classroom behavior or other disruption of another student's learning. The Student Code authorizes the university to impose a wide range of sanctions, including permanent expulsion in appropriate cases.

Central Michigan University's Student Code also includes the hearing procedures for deciding behavioral and academic misconduct charges. Those hearing procedures provide protections common to other Michigan Association of State Universities member institutions. A student conduct officer takes initial complaints for evaluation. If the conduct officer does not dismiss the complaint for lack of merit or resolve the complaint with the accused student's admission or other agreement, the matter proceeds to a formal investigation and hearing. A hearing body composed of one school officer and two students decides the matter after both sides present testimony and other evidence at the hearing. The student may bring the student's retained defense attorney to the hearing to advise the student, although only the student has the right to cross-examine adverse witnesses. A three-member appeals board, including a student representative, decides any appeal of the accused student from any imposed sanctions.

Central Michigan University's Student Code incorporates a separate Title IX Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. The university's Title IX policy provides for greater procedural protections for the accused student than the university's behavioral and academic misconduct procedures. Specifically, the Title IX policy provides for defense attorney cross-examination of adverse witnesses and that the hearing body may only consider the testimony of witnesses who testified at the hearing under cross-examination. Whether your Central Michigan University misconduct charge involves behavioral, academic, or sexual misconduct allegations, retain national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm for your strongest defense. Academic administrative proceedings are complex, often relying on academic language, norms, rules, and customs unfamiliar to students and even to local criminal defense attorneys. Get the skilled and experienced help you need.

Eastern Michigan University's Student Code of Community Responsibility

Eastern Michigan University, located in suburban Ypsilanti, maintains student misconduct policies that can be harder to locate than similar policies at other Michigan Association of State Universities member schools. Eastern Michigan University's Student Handbook includes both academic and non-academic policies. The Handbook's non-academic policies refer to a Student Code of Community Responsibility that includes prohibitions against a wide range of behavioral misconduct and a narrow range of academic misconduct. Like other Michigan Association of State Universities member schools, Eastern Michigan University's Student Code of Community Responsibility prohibits such behavioral wrongs as alcohol or drug abuse, disruptive conduct, computer misuse, refusal to comply with school directives, falsifying university documents, illegal gambling, bullying and harassment, hazing, physical violence, damage or destruction of university property, theft, trespass, and firearms possession. Eastern Michigan University's Student Code of Community Responsibility also prohibits the traditional forms of academic misconduct, including cheating, plagiarism, falsification of academic work, and other academic dishonesty. The university's separate academic policies include a prohibition against student research misconduct.

The Student Code of Community Responsibility also briefly sets out the procedures Eastern Michigan University follows when deciding student misconduct charges. Complaints go to the Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility. The Office may resolve the charge as it determines unless the accused student timely responds to and contests the allegations. The Student Code guarantees the accused student due process but leaves that process to the determination of the Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility. The Student Code of Community Responsibility permits the school to impose the usual wide range of misconduct sanctions up to and including expulsion. Eastern Michigan University maintains a separate Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination Policy that addresses the university's Title IX obligations.

If you face misconduct charges at Eastern Michigan University, you likely have constitutional, regulatory, and contractual guarantees of due process. Those guarantees ensure that you and your retained college misconduct defense attorney can properly investigate, contest, and defend false, unfair, or unsupported charges. Don't miss your opportunity to preserve your Eastern Michigan University education against threatening misconduct charges. And don't take those charges lightly. Instead, retain national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm to achieve your best possible outcome.

Western Michigan University's Student Code

Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, maintains a comprehensive Student Code that begins with an aspirational Code of Honor. The Student Code's details then proscribe both academic and behavioral misconduct. The Student Code includes the traditional cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism among its academic misconduct prohibitions but also includes multiple unauthorized submissions, academic computer misuse, and complicity in academic wrongs as other misconduct forms. The Student Code's many behavioral prohibitions include alcohol or drug possession, credit card misuse, lying to school officials, several forms of disruptive behavior, trespass, failure to comply with university directives, misuse of fire alarms and equipment, hazing, identity theft, bullying and cyber-bullying, threats or physical harm to persons, computer misuse, and weapons possession.

You and your retained college misconduct defense attorney will not find it difficult to locate the applicable Western Michigan University rules and procedures. The applicable procedures also give your retained college misconduct defense attorney ample opportunity to contest and defend false, unfair, or unsupported misconduct charges. Western Michigan University's comprehensive Student Code includes both informal and formal resolution procedures for resolving behavioral misconduct charges. Those procedures provide for a formal hearing of contested charges. The accused student may retain an attorney advisor to accompany the student to the hearing and may both present witnesses and cross-examine adverse witnesses, although without the attorney's direct assistance. Accused students who suffer one or more of the Student Code's wide range of sanctions may appeal the sanction to an independent Appeals Board.

Like other Michigan Association of State Universities member institutions, Western Michigan University maintains a separate University Sexual Misconduct Policy addressing and satisfying its Title IX obligations. Those Title IX regulations offer substantial opportunities, including cross-examination of adverse witnesses, for skilled defense counsel to defeat false charges. Western Michigan University's Student Code provides more-limited procedures for academic misconduct charges. The extent of those procedures, though, do not reduce and may, to the contrary, increase the value of skilled college misconduct defense attorney representation. When retained either early or late in a misconduct proceeding, national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento has successfully negotiated acceptable compromise relief in hundreds of cases, preserving the accused student's education. Get the skilled and experienced help you need, available at Western Michigan University.

Grand Valley State University's Student Code

Grand Valley State University, with its campuses located in West Michigan's Grand Rapids area, maintains a comprehensive Student Code covering all forms of behavioral and academic misconduct. The Student Code's Section 5 sets student expectations, the first four of which prohibit traditional academic misconduct forms of cheating, plagiarism, falsification, collusion, and dual submissions. The rest of the Student Code's Section 5 sets student behavioral expectations prohibiting such common wrongs as alcohol or drug possession, animals on school property, bullying, hazing, disruptive conduct, property damage or destruction, illegal gambling, threatening or endangering others, falsifying university documents, physical violence, theft or possession of stolen property, indecent exposure, invasion of privacy, trespassing, and misuse of school computers or property.

Section 5 of Grand Valley State University's comprehensive Student Code also addresses and satisfies the university's federal Title IX obligations by prohibiting stalking, dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment in both quid-pro-quo and hostile-environment forms. The Student Code's Section 6 then sets forth the procedures the university must follow to decide misconduct charges. Grand Valley State University's resolution procedures differ depending on the nature of the alleged misconduct. Academic misconduct charges receive fewer protective procedures, while behavioral misconduct charges receive greater procedural protections and Title IX misconduct charges receive the greatest protections, as federal regulations require.

If you face misconduct charges of any type at Grand Valley State University, then get the skilled and experienced college misconduct defense attorney that you need to defend and defeat false, unfair, or unsupported charges. Grand Valley State University graduates hold valuable positions in business, government, and the professions throughout West Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation. Your Grand Valley State University education can have substantial economic and social value to you and your family members. Misconduct charges put at risk everything you've invested in your Grand Valley State University education. Retain national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento to defend your misconduct charges at Grand Valley State University. Relief may be on the way if only you ask.

Wayne State University's Student Code of Conduct

Wayne State University, located in Detroit, maintains a Student Code of Conduct that addresses behavioral and academic misconduct but only briefly refers to sexual misconduct. Wayne State's Student Code of Conduct prohibits academic misconduct, including cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, unauthorized reuse of work, obstruction, unauthorized exam assistance, and violation of other rules an instructor publishes in course materials. Wayne State's Student Code of Conduct also prohibits behavioral misconduct in many forms, including forgery, physical abuse of another, weapons possession, false reports of fire, disruptive behavior, alcohol or drug possession, theft or receiving stolen property, trespass, falsifying information to school officials, computer misuse, and disobeying university directives. The Student Code of Conduct authorizes the school to impose a range of sanctions up to and including permanent school dismissal.

Wayne State's Student Code of Conduct also provides the procedures under which the school resolves behavioral or academic misconduct charges. As is typical of other Michigan Association of State Universities schools, Wayne State provides greater procedural protections for addressing behavioral misconduct than academic misconduct. Instructors and academic deans may address and resolve academic misconduct charges with notice to the accused student and the student's opportunity to explain but little other school procedure or involvement unless the student persists in contesting the charges. In contrast, the Student Code of Conduct requires the school to resolve contested behavioral misconduct charges through a more-formal investigatory process. But in either case, if the accused student contests the proposed sanction, then the matter proceeds to a formal hearing.

Wayne State University addresses Title IX sexual misconduct charges under a separate Interim Title IX Policy and Procedures. Federal regulations guarantee that those procedures include the accused student's right to have a retained college misconduct defense attorney cross-examine adverse witnesses at a formal hearing. But whether your misconduct charges involve behavioral allegations, academic allegations, or Title IX sexual allegations, Wayne State University's disciplinary procedures provide sufficient protections for your retained college misconduct defense attorney's advocacy to make a difference in the outcome. No matter your Michigan Association of State Universities school, retaining national college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento is your best move.

Northern Michigan University's Student Conduct Code

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, maintains a comprehensive Student Code within its Student Handbook. Northern Michigan's Student Code prohibits academic misconduct, including its traditional forms of cheating, plagiarism, falsification, multiple submissions of the same work without authorization, and complicity in one or more of those forms. The Student Code's behavioral prohibitions include alcohol or drug possession, refusal to comply with university directives or requests, property destruction, disorderly or disruptive conduct, fire safety violations, harassment or hazing, littering, noise violations, personal intimidation or abuse, identity theft, and weapons or explosives possession.

Northern Michigan University's Student Code guarantees students due process in university academic and administrative matters. Northern Michigan University's Student Code carries out that guarantee by offering relatively elaborate procedures for deciding student misconduct charges. Except in cases of Title IX charges or misconduct charges implicating crimes, Northern Michigan University's procedures do not guarantee the accused student the right to a college misconduct defense attorney's assistance during the formal hearing. A skilled and experienced college misconduct defense attorney nonetheless has substantial opportunities to make a difference in the outcome of Northern Michigan University misconduct charges. National college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento has successfully negotiated special student relief, outside of formal college or university procedures, in hundreds of cases nationwide. If you face misconduct charges at Northern Michigan University, retain a college misconduct defense attorney who makes a difference.

Ferris State University's Code of Student Community Standards

Ferris State University, located in West Michigan's Big Rapids, is another Michigan Association of State Universities member school with a comprehensive Code of Student Community Standards. Like several of the other member schools, Ferris State University's Code of Student Community Standards addresses both academic misconduct and behavioral misconduct. At Ferris State University, academic misconduct includes cheating, copying, unauthorized collaboration, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, interfering with another student's work, plagiarism, violating course rules, and violating professional standards or ethics in the subject field. These academic misconduct prohibitions may be broader than similar prohibitions at other Michigan Association of State Universities member schools.

Ferris State University's Code of Student Community Standards also prohibits behavioral misconduct, including endangering others, computer misuse, property damage or destruction, dishonesty to school officials, disorderly conduct, disruption of school functions, posting explicit images, refusal to comply with university directives, hazing or harassment, alcohol or drug abuse, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, physical violence, weapons or explosives possession, rioting, trespassing, unauthorized surveillance, and theft. Ferris State's Code of Student Community Standards authorizes the university to impose sanctions on a finding of misconduct, up to and including permanent university dismissal. Ferris State University's Code of Student Community Standards also addresses sexual misconduct that falls outside of Title IX sexual misconduct definitions.

Ferris State University's Code of Student Community Standards also sets forth the procedures the university follows to decide student misconduct charges. Those procedures first guarantee the accused student due process, including a presumption of the student's innocence. Ferris State's Code of Community Standards lists other helpful procedural protections, including the accused student's right to detailed notice of the charges, to review evidence, to challenge school officials for bias or conflicts of interest, to have an attorney-advisor present throughout the proceeding, to present and question witnesses, and to respond to the charges. Ferris State's Code of Community Standards also provides for an appeal of an adverse decision imposing sanctions. Like other Michigan Association of State Universities member institutions, Ferris State University maintains a separate Sexual Harassment Policy and Related Title IX Grievance Procedure addressing Title IX sexual misconduct and providing greater protective procedures.

Other Michigan Association of State Universities Member Schools

Other Michigan Association of State Universities member institutions, including Oakland University, Michigan Technological University, Lake Superior State University, and Saginaw Valley State University, each have their own student codes, procedures, and rules. Discovering those codes, rules, and procedures, and putting them to good effect in the accused student's defense, generally requires the advanced knowledge and refined skills of an experienced college misconduct defense attorney. As smart and academically prepared as they are, university students generally lack the administrative knowledge and procedural training to handle misconduct charges, especially in their own matters when emotions can cloud discernment and judgment. Those who attempt to represent themselves do so at their own peril.

National college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the college misconduct defense team at the Lento Law Firm have the knowledge, skills, and experience to mount an aggressive and effective student misconduct defense. Attorney Lento has helped hundreds of students nationwide in all kinds of student misconduct cases, in all fields, and at all levels. Attorney Lento can provide much more than a local criminal defense attorney who lacks academic administrative experience can provide. Attorney Lento knows how to communicate, advocate, and negotiate with disciplinary officials at Michigan Association of State Universities member schools. When you hire attorney Lento early in your case, you may be able to avoid exhausting, frightening, embarrassing, and distracting procedures. You may well be able to get your education and studies back on track with an early informal negotiated resolution.

Pursuing Alternative Relief

The same success may be possible even when you retain attorney Lento very late in your case. If you have exhausted all hearings and appeals at your Michigan Association of State Universities school, and you have still suffered suspension or expulsion, don't give up on your Michigan university education. You may have alternative relief available to you through the university's general counsel office, an ombudsman, or other oversight body within the university. National college misconduct defense attorney Joseph Lento has the skill, experience, reputation, and network relationships to reach out to university oversight officials in those offices, to propose and negotiate special relief. Oversight bodies can take a broader view of the university and student interests. They may also have broader authority to fashion equitable relief. Attorney Lento has helped hundreds of students nationwide obtain positive outcomes, often through such special relief. Don't give up without obtaining a review and evaluation from attorney Lento and the Lento Law Firm.

Retain a Premier College Misconduct Defense Attorney

National college misconduct defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm are available for student misconduct defense at Michigan Association of State Universities member institutions, no matter the location of your school or nature, or level of your degree program. If you face student misconduct charges at a Michigan Association of State Universities school, don't hire a local criminal defense attorney who lacks academic administrative skill and experience. Instead, trust a national college misconduct defense attorney who has successfully defended hundreds of students nationwide against college and university misconduct charges. You can do no better for your education and future than to hire attorney Joseph Lento and the college misconduct defense team at the Lento Law Firm. Call 888-535-3686 for a consultation now, or use the online service.

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