Students and student organizations are now allowed to use attorneys or non-attorney advocates in some aspects of Student Conduct after Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 74 on Aug. 23.
This law, which is within The Reform Regulatory Act of 2013, will allow an attorney to be present as long as the Student Conduct charge does not include academic dishonesty, whereas before there was no legal representation allowed. Also, if the Student Conduct Board, a board comprised of all students, is used for the case, an attorney or non-attorney advocate cannot be involved.
Updates were added to the Student Conduct Code to include the state changes, Jonathan Adams, associate director of Student Conduct said.
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