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If your child is facing discipline, suspension, or expulsion from Yale University, and/or you have any questions regarding discipline, suspension, or expulsion procedures at Yale University, it may be beneficial to speak to an attorney. The attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. have extensive experience handling Connecticut education law matters, including school discipline, suspension, expulsion, and readmission, and are well-equipped to assist you in these proceedings.

Offenses Subject to Disciplinary Action at Yale University

  • Violations of Academic Integrity
  • Falsification of Documents
  • Acts of Violence or Physical Force
  • Sexual Misconduct, Including Sexual Harassment
  • Harassment, Intimidation, or Coercion
  • Interference with University Functions
  • Riots
  • Defiance of Authority
  • Misconduct During a Formal Conduct Process or Hearing
  • Misrepresentation
  • Weapons and Explosives
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Theft and Willful Property Damage
  • Trespassing
  • Offenses Compromising Campus Fire Safety
  • Offenses Compromising Campus Security
  • Unauthorized Use of Services or Facilities
  • Library Offenses
  • Offenses Compromising Course Materials
  • Violation of the Regulations on Alcohol or Social Functions
  • Hazing
  • Special Provisions Concerning Student Organizations

Read more about the offenses that are subject to disciplinary action here: https://catalog.yale.edu/undergraduate-regulations/offenses/

Disciplinary Procedures of the Executive Committee at Yale University

“The Yale College Executive Committee is responsible for the fair, consistent, and uniform enforcement of the Undergraduate Regulations, the disciplinary rules governing students in Yale College. It receives reports of alleged infractions of those regulations whether academic or nonacademic.”

Procedures for consideration of a matter by the Executive Committee at Yale University

  1. Notification of the Student
  2. The Adviser to the Student
  3. Student Statement
  4. Consideration of the matter by a hearing panel of the Committee
  5. “In instances where there are no factual disputes, and in order to expedite or more efficiently manage the resolution of disciplinary cases, the Coordinating Group, at its discretion, may offer students the option of a resolution via an agreement of responsibility without a hearing”
  6. Hearing Preparation
  7. Procedures during the Student’s Meeting with the hearing panel of the Committee
  8. Appeals to the Committee of Review
  9. Timing on Disposition of Matters

Read more about the procedures for consideration of a matter by the Executive Committee here: https://catalog.yale.edu/undergraduate-regulations/procedures/disciplinary-executive-committee/

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If your child is facing suspension, discipline or expulsion from a private or public school in Connecticut, your child has rights. You should protect those rights by hiring an experienced education law attorney. Often, but not always, disciplinary charges may be accompanied by an arrest or criminal investigation. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better off your child will be in terms of ensuring the protection of rights, and the ultimate outcome. Your child will achieve the best outcome with an experienced Connecticut Expulsion Attorney, who can try to reduce the expulsion to a stipulated agreement or dismissal of charges altogether. The experienced Connecticut Expulsion Law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. can help you and your child navigate the difficult and emotional process of an expulsion proceeding.

When a child violates a school policy – even if off school grounds – the violation can sometimes rise to the level of an expulsion from private or public school. An expulsion can negatively impact a child’s educational and emotional success. It can also sometimes affect college admissions if not handled by an experienced Connecticut Education lawyer familiar with handling expulsions and suspensions.

At Maya Murphy, P.C. we only represent students and families, we never represent school districts against students. We are available 7 days a week to answer questions; if it is important to you, it is equally important to us. We can assist your child with any education related needs including special education, suspension, discipline, expulsion, and criminal or juvenile criminal charges. You can contact one of our experienced Education Law Attorneys in Connecticut directly by calling (203) 221-3100 in Connecticut, or (212) 682-5700 in New York. You can also email Joseph Maya, the Managing Partner directly at JMaya@mayalaw.com.

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or JMaya@Mayalaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation today.