CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A federal court judge in Charlottesville says he'll rule quickly on whether the University of Virginia must award a degree to an otherwise graduated student suspected of sexual misconduct.

The case centers on if the unnamed man, accused of a sexual assault involving a woman unrelated to UVA, received his constitutionally protected due-rights while being investigated by the school.

Judge Glen Conrad questioned UVA's lawyers in court on Wednesday, wondering aloud if the university has the right to deny a degree without fairly adjudicating the matter.