Students face many different obstacles in school and arbitrary exclusion should not be one of them. Despite the Supreme Court stating that students do not shed their rights at the schoolhouse gate, they in fact do shed their rights. This Note examines how school disciplinary actions deny students meaningful due process. It discusses the foundation of modern due process, including what other rights have been incorporated into the contemporary understanding of due process as well as its historic roots. Additionally, this Note explores the case that established the procedures required of school administrators to comport with a student’s right to due process, Goss v. Lopez. Finally, this Note argues why Goss’s protections do not amount to meaningful due process and how denial of meaningful due process in school disciplinary actions can have lasting negative implications on students’ futures beyond the schoolhouse gate.
With Liberty and Justice for Some: Denial of Meaningful Due Process in School Disciplinary Actions in Ohio,
65 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol65/iss2/9