Your choice to hire or consult with an attorney is a personal one. It is important for you to know that we do not allow attorneys to participate in our processes unless the allegations constitute a capital/life offense in the state of Rhode Island. Your student may be advised and assisted by an attorney, but the attorney will not be allowed to be in the hearing/meeting room or in any meetings with our staff. All attorney inquiries will be directed to the Brown University Office of General Counsel.