At the office of Gould & Berg, LLP in White Plains, NY, we've had a number of situations where students have been subject to discipline. It can vary from university students, public school students, or private university students. There are steps that can be taken to challenge that discipline. Typically, the educational institution has internal steps that must be taken first whether it’s an appeal to a dean, to the chancellor, or the president of the university. Once those steps are pursued and are unsuccessful there is a procedure in state law which can be challenged by the way of a petition, which is pursuant to article 78 of the civil practice law and rules. We should caution people that those challenges are very difficult to win but they are available in White Plains, New York and the appropriate circumstances can be successful.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains Student Discipline Lawyer.