Your education is your future, and when it’s threatened that’s no small matter. Whether you’ve been charged with an academic offence, or a Student Code of Conduct violation, or you’ve had an appeal or petition denied – you have a lot on the line. And so you need someone who understands this is a real legal issues – as real as any other charge or issue of professional conduct. Not every such issue needs a lawyer, of course, but if you’ve reached that stage you want the right lawyer.
I assist students and their families at every level of administrative proceeding within post-secondary institutions. Whether the process has just started or you are at the final appeal to the governing body of your school, it’s never too early or too late for real legal help. Together we can arrive at a plan to address your situation realistically and move forward.
Academic law is a delicate area of practice and students do not have the same protections you would expect if they were facing criminal or quasi-criminal charges. The schools themselves often have very weak and fluid processes that are hard to understand and navigate. But for all that, you still deserve your legal rights. I’ve been defending students and advocating for them since before I even attended law school. It’s how I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. So you can believe I take your issue as seriously as any other client’s. It’s about the rest of your life, after all.