Your school has an appeals process that covers your situation and you are required to utilize and complete that process before you have any rights to bring any legal action. Some school admin processes allow the student to use legal counsel in the meetings and hearings for the administrative appeal, but most don't. Some allow audio recording, but most don't. You do not have statutory or constitutional rights to deviate from or decline to participate in the admin process. Talk with a local administrative law attorney for further specific info.
Further info here: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/hard-facts-for-students-re-cheating-plagiarism-and-other-academic-integrity-violations
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