Education Law

Education law questions? Ask an education lawyer

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Is there a case for a graduate student who's transcript

Customer Question
Is there a case...

Is there a case for a graduate student who's transcript shows good academic standing despite being academically dismissed for earning a B-. Student pursued informal and formal grievance processes to no avail. Student was docked points for personal growth in said course . . .

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the school located? And is it a public or private institution?

Oklahoma, private.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you spoken to a local attorney or school administrator? What is your ideal outcome for this situation?

Local attorney no. At the time I lived in another state and had lawyer write letters on my behalf. Spoke with school'd Provost via the informal and formal grievance processes. My ideal outcome for this situation is: 1) bestowing my MFA 2) paying student debut incurred

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I offered to repeat the course or write an extensive research paper to re-mediate the B- and was offered nothing. The program no longer exist. There are several other incidences that occurred throughout the two year program. Most poignantly, I was on of 5 cohorts. After the first year there were two of us, after the summer- it was just me. I completed the last year as the only cohort of my entry year.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Education Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Education Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/6/2017
Education lawyer: Legal Eagle, Education lawyer replied 4 months ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Education lawyer
Category: Education Law
Satisfied Customers: 10,297
Experience: Extensive education law experience
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court, and a former college administrator. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?

Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Ask Your Own Education Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is there a case?
Education lawyer: Legal Eagle, Education lawyer replied 4 months ago

Hi, I'm still reading.

Bear with me a moment while I review…

Ask Your Own Education Law Question
Education lawyer: Legal Eagle, Education lawyer replied 4 months ago

There may be an argument, but it'd have to come under contract law. This appears to be a violation of the implied covenant (promise) of good faith and fair dealing if a B- was not justified and it was the only reason that an otherwise qualified student was dismissed from the program.. Under the Uniform Commercial Code Section 1-304, every contract comes with implied promises from both parties that they are going to be acting fairly toward one another. The failure of one party to act fairly toward other can result in a breach of contract. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract. It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past. If this doesn’t work, sadly, the only other option is to either go through an informal mediation or file a lawsuit in your local court. This website is also pretty cool because they have some state-specific breach of contract forms that you can use as well. Click here to choose your state started.

What other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

Ask Your Own Education Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Attorney
Category: Education Law
Satisfied Customers: 222
222 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney in general practice,

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Attorney

222 satisfied customers

Attorney in general practice,

rayanswers

rayanswers

Attorney

211 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years representing children and parents.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

129 satisfied customers

I am an attorney with more than 3 decades of experience in a wide variety of legal areas, including Educational Law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

85 satisfied customers

Experienced Education Law Attorney

DCrane Esq

DCrane Esq

Attorney

79 satisfied customers

Experience in this category is derived from assisting clients with bullying disputes and IEPs.

Meigs

Meigs

Attorney

27 satisfied customers

I am well equipped to handle any legal matter that you might have regarding Education Law.

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Partner

15 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

< Previous | Next >

Related Education Law Questions
I am 57 years old. In 1975 I was suppose to go to Edison
I am 57 years old. In 1975 I was suppose to go to Edison freshman high school in midland Texas. I became pregnant that summer at 15 years old. I called this school to make sure I could attend. They to… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
5 satisfied customers
Help me with the following questions & the educational code
Please help me with the following questions & the educational code laws that answer the questions.For a child with IEP in Special Education in California:1. Can the Specialist teach goals without the … read more
rayanswers
rayanswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
211 satisfied customers
Alleged behavior involving potential misconduct at college.
alleged behavior involving potential sexual misconduct at college … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
I am graduate student who was expelled for plagarism on my
I am graduate student who was expelled for plagarism on my comprehensive exam. I was expelled and my transcript was marked until 2099. I think this is excessive and want to know what recourse I have i… read more
Eric Yepez
Eric Yepez
Law/J.D.
46 satisfied customers
I'm an international student of F-1 visa. How can I get a
I'm an international student of F-1 visa. How can I get a Social Security Number without an EAD? … read more
Eric Yepez
Eric Yepez
Law/J.D.
46 satisfied customers
Last answer from you to my last question below in Quotes""
last answer from you to my last question below in Quotes"""You just need to amend the complaint here.You would retitle it First Amended Complaint and add the second defendant and serve them both again… read more
rayanswers
rayanswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
211 satisfied customers
How can a person from Colombia now living in California get
How can a person from Colombia now living in California get the education transcript certified here in California? This person has a BA in Architect. The BA is from Colombia. Please advise… read more
Eric Yepez
Eric Yepez
Law/J.D.
46 satisfied customers
In reference to my previous question: 1. Since I would be
In reference to my previous question:1. Since I would be suing the owner who in essence owns an a company, could I subpoena the general manager and ex supervisor in the event I refile under the existi… read more
rayanswers
rayanswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
211 satisfied customers
I have custody of my grandson and granddaughter with special
I have custody of my grandson and granddaughter with special needs. They both go to HighSchool together Thursday the administrator called me to inform me my grandson came to school under the influence… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I don't have a question about education law. This website
I don't have a question about education law. This website came up in a search about legal assistance with school loans … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My 14 year old daughter had her phone confiscated because
My 14 year old daughter had her phone confiscated because she took a video of her friend dancing in the locker room at school. The Principal took the phone and refuses to give it back to the parent un… read more
Pheobe Clark
Pheobe Clark
Attorney
JD
119 satisfied customers
My 14yr. old was just accused of assault on a 13yr. old
My 14yr. old was just accused of sexual assault on a 13yr. old girl. This happened on a trip that was not sponsored by the school district. My son indicated they were both rubbing each other's thigh, … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
I graduated from college 15 years ago. Walked for graduation
I graduated from college 15 years ago. Walked for graduation and got my diploma. Today I requested a copy of my transcript and was told I have a balance of almost $1600.00. I was never informed or bil… read more
Edward Young
Edward Young
Juris Doctor
340 satisfied customers
Sorry so late. My (at the time 15) year old daughter,while
Sorry so late. My (at the time 15) year old daughter,while in school, after coming back from 4 days and nights, locked up in Marathon County for "Truancy" tardy between classes. Was handed a small gum… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
For rayanswers ONLY. You helped me before, this is a Med Mal
For rayanswers ONLY . You helped me before, this is a Med Mal case but the question goes to "law" .STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: OPEN QUESTION to personal injury/medical malpractice attorney . OPEN AGAIN -B… read more
rayanswers
rayanswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
211 satisfied customers
My son plays baseball for his Varsity team. Last year on his
My son plays baseball for his Varsity team. Last year on his JV team, his coach (during the year end dinner) made comments about each player on his team in front of coaches, players and parents from a… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
My brother is 19 and has Autism. We are moving to Los
My brother is 19 and has Autism. We are moving to Los Angeles within LAUSD. What are the chances of him being referred to private school? There is a school that we think might be very beneficial for h… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
How do I go about suing my school for dropping me from a
How do I go about suing my school for dropping me from a course before they should have and what forms do I need?… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x