Graduate Students

If you’re enrolled in a graduate program and have been accused of sexual misconduct—assault, harassment, or academic dishonesty you need to take that allegation seriously and move quickly to protect your rights and your future. Even if you wholeheartedly believe you’re innocent, you may be faced with having to prove you are not guilty.

“No one will protect your rights and your future better than we will.”

Andrew Miltenberg and his team of experienced Title IX attorneys will ensure that you receive due process and are afforded the rights you’re entitled to. If there’s any evidence of a gender bias, a denial of due process or fundamental fairness, or a violation of the school’s own policies, a Title IX lawsuit can be filed on your behalf.

When Should I Hire a Lawyer?

If you’re accused, you will be asked to come in and speak to a Title IX investigator. This is not a friendly chat. It is a legal conversation. Never talk to anyone before you speak with an attorney.

Legal representation will ensure:

  • The college or university follows its published standards
  • The accused has access to accuser’s statements and materials
  • The accused can submit witnesses and materials and questions for the accuser
  • The accused can file an appeal, if necessary
  • The accused has a full and fair opportunity to be heard

We’re here to protect your rights and future.

Call us at 212-736-4500 or email us for a consultation. You can expect to hear back from Andrew Miltenberg within two hours.

“Steps to Take if You’re Accused of Sexual Assault”

Graduate Students

Suspension Lifted

At issue:

When a Penn State pre-med student was accused of sexual assault, a three-member Title IX panel found he violated the Student Code of Conduct and subsequently suspended him from classes and banned him from on-campus housing at the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine in Philadelphia.


The accused hired the team at Nesenoff & Miltenberg and we were able to successfully prove that the school violated Doe’s right to due process by not following a clear policy, rejecting most of his 22 questions, and withholding other significant information. The U.S. Middle District judge granted injunctive relief and lifted the student’s suspension.

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What We Do for You

We are committed to advocating for accused faculty and students’ rights: due process under the law is a right, not a privilege. We believe that the serious nature of the accusations and the life-altering adverse consequences of being found responsible make this a critically important fight at the school level. We also lay the foundation for a lawsuit by documenting any missteps or evidence of bias in the school’s process.

We have represented graduate students across the country, and we will help you. Call us at 212-736-4500 or contact us today and you can expect to hear from Andrew Miltenberg within two hours.

Your next steps:

  • DO call for a free consultation.
  • DO NOT speak with anyone about your case.
  • DO take time to learn the school’s process and code of conduct.
  • DO NOT go on social media to discuss your case.
  • DO consider the psychological impact and take appropriate steps to ensure you remain calm.

FAQs: More to Know