You may be assisted by a representative, who may be an attorney. Representatives are allowed to address the board, in accordance with the hearing guidelines as outlined in the Code of Academic Integrity
. If you are assisted by an attorney, you must so inform the Office of Student Conduct in writing, at least five business days before your scheduled hearing. You should know that we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your attorney's schedule when setting a hearing date. Nonetheless, once the hearing date is established, we will not normally honor last minute requests for postponements. It is your responsibility to find an attorney who will agree to assist you at a specified date and time. Please understand that we adhere to this policy because extensive and unnecessary delays undermine the disciplinary process in an educational setting and are often stressful and distracting to you and other participants as well.
If you would like further information pertaining to legal aid offered on campus please visit the following links:
(undergraduate legal aid)
(graduate legal aid)
Although legal aid is not required nor is it guaranteed by the Code of Academic Integrity, you may wish to speak with the legal aid offices as they can help you prepare for a hearing.
Information taken from the Code of Academic Integrity and www.jpo.umd.edu