University Student Discipline: Fair or Unfair?
The Courts continue to grapple with the difficult question of fairness in university and college student discipline cases, especially when students are accused of serious misconduct (such as nonconsensual sexual conduct) and face expulsion or long-term suspension. On the one hand, all students and other members of an academic community are entitled to a safe campus environment. On the other, accusations of serious misconduct can badly damage a student’s reputation and result in the loss of educational and career opportunities. In short, the stakes are inevitably high.
Can Students Be Disciplined for Off-Campus Social Media Posts?
courts have upheld a university’s right to discipline students when their social media posts violate university policies. Courts also tend to routinely side with high school administrators enforcing social media policies meant to promote tolerance and combat cyber-bullying.
UofA: Fake ID’S, Criminal Justice, and Consequences
Many of you who are under twenty-one may have questions about what happens if you get caught with a fake ID at the University of Arizona I have a few observations and suggestions.
University of Arizona Students: A Quick Guide to Common Criminal Arrests & Citations
Classes just started on Tuesday, three days ago, and already we have received calls from students and parents. Here’s a quick guide to common University of Arizona citations and arrests, especially for undergraduates, based on our many years experience representing students.
Marijuana Wax: UofA – Eviction, and Criminal Charges
University of Arizona students and parents, often out-of-state, call us with urgent questions. Far too often a student has been caught in one of the dorms, typically Coronado,smoking marijuana, or lately an extract commonly known as “wax” (Butane Hash Oil). Eighteen years old, with no prior criminal record, the student is summarily booked into Pima County Jail, where he spends the night. Here’s five things you should know.
Jeff Sessions & Medical Marijuana in Arizona
As a result of U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement, about renewed enforcement focus concerning federal marijuana laws, despite state legalization, Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws have been back in the news. Here’s a recap of current thinking and recent legal developments.
10 Ways for University Students to Prepare for Their U.S. Student Visa Interview
The student visa interview can cause anxiety for many prospective students who want to study in the U.S. The truth is, the U.S. government wants to approve student visas. Foreign students enrich the cultural diversity of a university, and often become permanent “goodwill ambassadors” of the U.S. when they return to their home countries. They are an essential source of revenue for most U.S. universities and university towns. Research-focused universities heavily rely on the diverse skill sets of foreign graduate students.
How to Protect Your Professional Futures
Law students and medical students are like everyone else, albeit, under extraordinary stress. Some tend to drink and do things that undergraduate students do. However, once they get charged, even with misdemeanors related to alcohol and drugs, there can be special professional consequences. If you are currently enrolled in or aspiring to go to law school or medical school, there are several things about which you should be aware.
University of Arizona Students: “Greek Life” & Criminal Charges
Fraternities have made the news, in Arizona, and not lately in good ways. Rampant underage use of alcohol, dangerous and unlawful hazing, and absolute tragedies have garnered headlines, triggered arrests, and resulted in many fraternities being removed from campus, in some cases with particularly good reason.
Buying Beer in the Student Union – Minor in Possession
Drinking, as your parents will admit, if they’re honest, is an expected and largely tolerated part of college life. If your parents are old enough, they remember when you could buy beer in the student union—back then the drinking age was eighteen.