FIRE’s Guides are a general information resource about student rights, and a set of tactical suggestions about how students and faculty can defend their rights. FIRE’s Guides are not legal (or other professional) advice or services. The law is in a state of change, and interpretations of what the law means differ by place, time, individual, and circumstance. These Guides are not a substitute for legal or other professional assistance. If you need legal or professional assistance, please consult with an attorney or other experienced professional.