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2001

Boston College Law Review

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Student Misconduct At Private Colleges And Universities: A Roadmap For "Fundamental Fairness" In Disciplinary Proceedings, Lisa Tenerowicz May 2001

Student Misconduct At Private Colleges And Universities: A Roadmap For "Fundamental Fairness" In Disciplinary Proceedings, Lisa Tenerowicz

Boston College Law Review

When called upon to review the disciplinary procedures of private colleges and universities, courts have struggled to find a legal theory upon which to base their reviews. Much of this struggle can be attributed to the fact that, because the relationship between a student and a university is unique, it is difficult to find an appropriate doctrinal category. This Note analyzes the methods by which courts have reviewed challenges to disciplinary proceedings in private colleges and universities. Specifically, it examines the approaches taken by courts that have reviewed private school disciplinary procedures, paying particular attention to what these courts have ...