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I’m Mad as Hell . . . and I’m Not Going to Take This Anymore!

I wish . . .    So yesterday I attended another student disciplinary hearing at Texas A&M University. My client was charged with the theft of a "bait bicycle." These bikes are strategically placed all around campus and are equipped with GPS tracking. The University police have someone watching the "radar" 24/7 so they can [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|Student Rights|1 Comment

University Discipline . . . The Illusion of Due Process

Thousands of students face campus discipline courts each year at both public and private universities. Penalties range from letters of reprimand to suspension or expulsion from school. For students with related criminal charges the campus disciplinary process carries added risk. The unwary student, without legal counsel, runs the risk of incriminating themselves by speaking freely [...]

By | September 30th, 2013|Student Rights|Comments Off on University Discipline . . . The Illusion of Due Process

The University Disciplinary Process . . . A True Story

My kids are teenagers now. It won't be long until all three are enrolled in college and living away from home. We prepare our kids for life absent our direct supervision but once on their own they often find themselves in trouble at school, and even worse, with law enforcement.    The administrative rules and [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|Student Rights|Comments Off on The University Disciplinary Process . . . A True Story

Texas A&M Student Rights

We started our look at the Texas A&M Student Conduct System. We learned the disciplinary system was not designed to establish criminal guilt, but there were procedures built into the system that could cause the accused student to incriminate themselves. Now we'll look at some selected student rights that apply to University disciplinary proceedings. These [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Student Rights|Comments Off on Texas A&M Student Rights

Texas A&M Student Conduct System

The Texas A&M University student conduct system is designed to determine whether the University's standards of conduct have been violated. Although the student conduct system is not designed to determine criminal guilt, a student must be aware that procedures built into the system can result in the student incriminating themselves and providing evidence to the [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Student Rights|Comments Off on Texas A&M Student Conduct System