I received a plagiarism charge with a failing grade attached on my undergraduate record. The accusation was retaliatory by the Professor (she gave me a grade of A- without any feedback, when I asked her for feedback she presented me with an order to appear before the Honor Committee). My attorney was prevented from attending the hearing (he was removed from the hearing), and the conviction decision was based on improper use of quotation marks, no proof of malicious intent on my part to cheat or plagiarize was demonstrated. My appeal to this charge was dismissed and the sanction upheld.
I'm wondering what the best approach to take when applying to law school would be regarding how to present (or attempt to expunge) this incident. I have also looked into filing a civil complaint.