How do I go about obtaining a lawyer for plagiarism accusation?

Asked about 5 years ago - Newburgh, NY

I am a 2nd year grad student and was accused of plagiarism by an instructor. Paper was submitted to a service they use, Ternitin. They determined paper was plagiarized. Met with appeals committee, but did not win argument. Received undergrad from same school and have grad degree from a different university. Improper APA I'll admit, but did not palgiarize. Need help to clear name. Thanks, PL

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

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