If you want to understand why the “technicalities” of a criminal trial are important — things like hearsay rules, an elevated burden of proof and the right to counsel — try sitting in on a university disciplinary hearing, where students face penalties as severe as expulsion but where such protections don’t apply.
Falkoff, Marc D., "The Due Process Failings of Student Disciplinary Board Hearings" (2014). College of Law Faculty Publications. 26.
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