Lawyers Defending College Students Against Alcohol, Drug, Sexual Assault, Plagiarism and Other Violations in Colleges, Universities & Courts


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Title IX Attorney Shan Wu Student Defense

Why would I need a Title IX defense attorney?

Under Title IX, you are protected from sex-based discrimination in education. This applies to all students, staff, and faculty, regardless of sex or gender identity. If you experience sex-based discrimination and feel that your school is not... Read more.

Maya Weinstein

Maya Weinstein recently joined Wu, Grohovsky, & Whipple as an intern, where she is responsible for assisting attorneys with case law research, investigative tasks, client relations, and keeping up with current events. Weinstein previously worked with a variety of victims’ services and... Read more.

On December 8th, 2013, Chun 'Michael' Deng, 19, was at an unsanctioned Pi Delta Psi fraternity event in the Pocono Mountains in the Tunkhannock Township in Pennsylvania. One day later, on December 9, 2013, he was pronounced dead of traumatic head injuries so severe that a doctor determined it... Read more.

Shan Wu, Student Defense, Jesse Matthew, Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington

Jesse Matthew was linked by video evidence to the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, and linked by DNA evidence to the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Police investigators say DNA evidence in the Hannah Graham murder led to the implication of Matthew in the Morgan... Read more.

What College Students Need to Know

Lists abound about what you need to tell your children before they leave for college. But no "Top 3" or "Top 25" list can ever address the infinite worries, hopes and fears that accompany your children leaving for college. You want them to be safe but adventurous. You want them to be liked but... Read more.

Campus Sexual Assault

The recent White House Task Force report on campus sexual assaults, "NOT ALONE The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault", recommends that colleges and universities consider using a "single investigator" model to improve campus sexual assault... Read more.

Not Alone

The April 2014 release of “NOT ALONE The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault” recommends colleges and universities seek answers to the question of how campus sexual assault investigations should be handled and who should conduct the investigations... Read more.


The word emergency comes from the Latin “emerge” – bring to light. College and university policies for the emergency transport of students in danger of being alcohol poisoned could use a dose of light and transparency.

Amnesty.  It’s not amnesty if you can still get in trouble for it. So... Read more.

Why You Need a College Student Defense Attorney

Res ipsa loquitur is a common legal doctrine referred to in negligence cases that might be understood as why you are liable even when you didn’t do anything.  “Res ips” – relies on your exclusive control over what caused the damage to make you responsible for all the bad things that might arise... Read more.

Man in the Mirror

Two recent high-profile military prosecutions for sexual assault highlight problems with the military sexual assault system.  The military cases also hold a mirror  up to campus sexual assault prosecution systems.  

The reflection reveals troubling parallels and potentially even more... Read more.