What happens if there is an adverse ruling in a university disciplinary hearing?

 

If there's an adverse ruling at a university disciplinary hearing, it will depend on the particular school where this is taking place. Some schools would immediately move into a sanctioning phase and the sanctioning decision may be made by the panel itself or the person making the decision at the hearing. Other schools say will have a later sanctioning process or sanctioning phase where additional information and documentation is considered. Additional documentation and information is just about always considered, but it really depends on who is making the decision regarding sanctioning and also when that decision would be made.

Some schools let an accused student know if they are unfortunately found responsible. They may let them know the decision right then and there. They may let them know if they deliberate say some short time later that day. Some schools, they could get back to them a few days later, a couple of weeks later, sometimes even longer depending on the circumstances or the complexity of the case. But if a student is found responsible, ultimately they will be sanctioned. Sanctions can vary, but sanctions can at that stage often be severe unfortunately. That's why it's critical to have the help of an experienced attorney advisor helping you through the process.

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