The decision to retain an attorney  is a personal one that should be decided by a student and their family. The University does not provide attorneys to students. Attorneys will only be allowed in the hearing room for cases in which the allegations could constitute a capital/life offense under Rhode Island law. If you are accompanied by an attorney, know that the attorney will not be allowed to participate in the hearing or speak on your behalf. Our office will not interact directly with your attorney and will advise all communication from your attorney to go through the Office of General Counsel.

Attorney Peter J. Cerilli provides legal advice to Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. He currently advises students by telephone (on select days and times). Please refer to this website for the current schedule of his available dates and times for consultation.