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I am sorry to hear of this matter. Please tell me
1 - Have you been charged with a crime?
2 - Why do you have an attorney?
Hi Sam -
1. Right now I think the only thing I've been charged with is harassing a professor which could lead to suspension for a year.
2. Because I've accused my advisor of harassment - I thought it best to have an attorney take a look. The school has their attorney asking me questions right and left and I felt overwhelmed.
Thanks Sam -
My attorney is taking over but I still feel that they're trying to twist my words.
If I/we can find the school policy - it might able to help with the suspension length. But I fear that the fact suspension is being looked at will hurt my committee's view of me. Truth is I feel that they're running me through the ringer just to get me out of the school.
Yes. Of course. And that is why your attorney needs to get the policy on this matter. It needs to be followed and he can request a records audit to see how it has been applied equally in the past. That might stop them in the tracks if they smell a possible discrimination case
One final question. Is there anything I might do/ask the lawyer to do to help this situation?
I feel as if I've really muddied the waters but my request has always been the same - "I want to graduate with my MFA by doing the distance option" Its in screenwriting so its being been done by 4 of the eight other MFA's in my program.
Ask for the school policy in these matters.
I mean I bet they don't have a policy about harassing the staff. And so for them to make up a suspension of one year is totally cruel and unusual - where is the policy
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