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01/12/2015 04:04 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2015

North Dakota Bill Would Allow Students An Attorney For Disciplinary Hearings

ASSOCIATED PRESS

GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota legislators introduced a bill Thursday that would grant university students and student organizations the right to be represented by an attorney during university disciplinary proceedings.

The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, would grant students the right to be represented by an attorney or non-attorney advocate at the student's expense. The right would not extend to hearings regarding allegations of academic dishonesty.

Student organizations would also have the right to an attorney or advocate.

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