College students in West Virginia have various rights under federal and state laws. If a college or university in West Virginia violates a student's rights, there are recourses. Some of the more 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 resolution. If it's a public college or university, you can bring what's known as a 1983 Claim, which is a violation of rights by a governmental body. If it's a public school, you can also bring a claim under the State Administrative Procedures Act, which specifies how the government must act and the remedies for them not following their procedures.
Whether the school is public or private, you have contractual rights under the school policies, including its code of conduct. You are entitled to rely on these rights, and if the school fails to do so, you could bring a claim for breach of contract. It's critical to have the necessary support to help you address these violations. An experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to do so.
West Virginia 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:
- Alderson Broaddus College
- American Public University System
- Appalachian Bible College
- Bethany College
- Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
- Bluefield State College
- Bridgemont Community and Technical College
- Concord University
- Davis & Elkins College
- Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
- Fairmont State University
- Glenville State College
- Huntington Junior College
- ITT Technical Institute Huntington
- Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
- Marshall University
- Mountain State College
- Mountain State University
- Mountwest Community and Technical College
- New River Community and Technical College
- Ohio Valley University
- Pierpont Community and Technical College
- Potomac State College of West Virginia University
- Salem International University
- Shepherd University
- Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
- University of Charleston
- Valley College Beckley
- Valley College Martinsburg
- Valley College Princeton
- West Liberty University
- West Virginia Business College Wheeling
- West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport
- West Virginia Junior College Charleston
- West Virginia Junior College Morgantown
- West Virginia Northern Community College
- West Virginia State University
- West Virginia University
- West Virginia University at Parkersburg
- West Virginia University Institute of Technology
- West Virginia Wesleyan College
- Wheeling Jesuit University
When a college or university in West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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!