College students in Mississippi have various rights under federal and state laws. When a college or university violates a student's rights, there are recourses. Some of the most common areas for violations are under Title VI, discrimination in education, Title VII, employment discrimination, Title IX, sex discrimination, and under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, reasonable accommodations for documented medical needs.
If there is a violation of student rights, there are different avenues for potential resolution. At a public college or university in Mississippi, you can bring a claim that's known as a 1983 Claim, which is a violation of rights by a governmental body. You can also bring a case involving a public school a claim under the State Administrative Procedures Act which specifies how the government must act and the remedies for it not following its procedures.
Whether the school is public or private, you have contractual rights under the school policies, included in its code of conduct. You're entitled to rely on these rights. If the school fails to follow the contract, you can bring a claim for breach of contract. It's critical to have the necessary support to help you address the violation of student rights and having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to do so.
Mississippi colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help address and resolve violations of student rights, include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Alcorn State University
- Antonelli College Hattiesburg
- Antonelli College Jackson
- Belhaven University
- Blue Cliff College Gulfport
- Blue Mountain College
- Coahoma Community College
- Copiah Lincoln Community College
- Delta State University
- East Central Community College
- East Mississippi Community College
- Hinds Community College
- Holmes Community College
- Itawamba Community College
- ITT Technical Institute Madison
- Jackson State University
- Jones County Junior College
- Meridian Community College
- Miller Motte Technical College Gulfport
- Millsaps College
- Mississippi College
- Mississippi Delta Community College
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
- Mississippi State University
- Mississippi University for Women
- Mississippi Valley State University
- Northeast Mississippi Community College
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
- Pearl River Community College
- Rust College
- Southeastern Baptist College
- Southwest Mississippi Community College
- Tougaloo College
- University of Mississippi
- University of Phoenix Jackson Campus
- University of Southern Mississippi
- Virginia College Biloxi
- William Carey University
When a college or university in Mississippi violates a student's rights, you must have the necessary backing for a school to make the situation right. Whether subtle or overt, schools often reveal their hand by how they address school-related issues and concerns impacting their students.
This unfortunate dynamic can apply regardless of the nature of the issue or concern – a student may be facing an academic issue, a misconduct charge, or a wrongful dismissal. A student may be experiencing a failure on the school's part to satisfy its obligations to a student. A student may be experiencing an arbitrary or capricious action taken by the school against the student. Regardless of the nature of the matter, any school-related issue or concern must be properly and effectively addressed, and attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm stand up when the bell rings.
Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have squared up against major college and universities across the United States and have won on behalf of their clients. In some instances, school-related issues and concerns can be resolved diplomatically before the need for litigation. In other instances, the Lento Law Firm backs up its rightful demands on behalf of its clients by taking matters to court and suing schools when necessary.
Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Mississippi and throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to challenge violations of student rights because he understands that a student's academic and professional future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and helps clients successfully resolve school-related issues and concerns in Mississippi and throughout all jurisdictions in the United States.
Make certain your voice is heard and your or your student's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Rights Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form!