Higher Education

Grade Appeals/Academic Dismissal 

Colleges and Universities have policies and procedures in place if a student wants to appeal a grade or academic dismissal.  Usually, a grade or dismissal appeal must be made within a matter of days.  We can assist with grade appeals and academic dismissals at the institution level.  In North Carolina, our courts defer to the institution on academic decisions. Therefore, our office does not institute legal action against institutions concerning academic disputes.

 

Disciplinary Actions

College is an exciting time.  Unfortunately, sometimes students find themselves involved in the disciplinary process for violating a law or school policy.  Colleges and Universities have policies and procedures that apply to students when disciplinary action.  In most cases, students can appeal disciplinary action taken by their institution. 

 

Discrimination

Many students with disabilities go on to attend institutions of higher learning.  While there, students may obtain reasonable accommodations.  To do so, the student should contact the institution’s Office of Disability Services.  

If a school has taken discriminatory action against a qualified individual with a disability, the student may be able to file a discrimination claim against the institution under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or the Americans with

 

Disabilities Act 

The Law Office of Neubia L. Harris, PLLC assists college students with  grade appeals and academic dismissals at the institution level, appealing disciplinary decisions at the institution level, and discrimination matters at both the institutional and judicial levels. 

203 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 101

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 526-0500 (telephone)

(919) 421-1597 (fax)​

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