According to the Charter of the Student Disciplinary System, an attorney who is not a member of the University community may not act as an advisor for a student unless “criminal charges are pending against a respondent, or, in the judgment of the Office of the University’s General Counsel, are reasonably in prospect...” Charter § I.D.7.b.

An attorney’s role is that of an advisor, not an advocate for the student. The student is expected to speak for him or herself.

Throughout the process, an attorney acting as a respondent’s advisor is “expected to observe the procedures of [the] Charter and comply fully and promptly with decisions of the Disciplinary Hearing Officer [who oversees hearings] or other University officials... in the same manner expected of members of the University Community.” § I.D.7.b.