What is the goal of a hearing in a university disciplinary hearing?

 

The goal at a university disciplinary hearing is to be found not responsible if you're the accused party. You've been through the process, say the investigation took place. If it's a Title IX case, it leads up to an investigation report being prepared and finalized. It's given time presented to the panel. You go before the panel. Whether it's say if it's a panel that is, or if it's like one person making the decision. Different schools use different decision makers.

Some use one person, some use say a panel of faculty members, a panel of administrators, a mixed panel that could include students. There's a school I deal with all the time, they had issues with their Title IX process before they now use a retired federal judge. She's a woman. I'll get questions from parents of young men who say, she's a woman. I say, well, she's a retired federal judge. No one may be perfect. She's fair, but there's not going to be a robot making decision.

People do come with their biases and whatever else may be the case, but the goal for an accused student is to be found not responsible because unfortunately so much is at stake. It can impact them both academically and professionally, both in the short and long term. That's why it's critical to have the help of a experienced attorney advisor through the process.

Contact Us Today!

footer-2.jpg

If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations – the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website. In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton County. In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County, In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties. Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law. The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.

Menu