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New law helps correct deep flaws in campus courts

Late last month, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law guaranteeing that students or student groups in the UNC system who face discipline for non-academic offenses may hire lawyers to represent them in campus hearings. While this right had long been granted to our state’s K-12 students facing extended suspensions or expulsion, most people don’t realize that college students are routinely denied the right to counsel when accused in a campus tribunal of serious offenses including theft, assault, drug charges, or even rape.

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