Academic Integrity & Plagiarism
LPS students are also required to adhere to the following additional LPS rules with regard to all LPS assignments. A violation of these LPS rules may also be considered a violation of academic integrity and be viewed as a serious infraction of the Rules and Regulations of the Law School.
- Students may not work together to outline or write any draft or assignment--or any part of a draft or assignment.
- Students may not read any draft or assignment--or part of a draft or assignment--of another student before all students have submitted final drafts.
- Students may not work with other students, friends, relatives, or attorneys on the content, style, or form of any draft or assignment.
- Students may not make use of any writing or editing service or help, whether free of charge or for hire.
- Rules 1 through 4 apply to all LPS assignments except that
- A LPS professor may permit cooperative work on library research if that permission is in writing.
- A student may receive all appropriate aid from his or her LPS professor.
- By submitting any draft or assignment for LPS credit, each student expressly warrants that he or she
- has not given aid to another student,
- has not received aid from another student or third party, other than the LPS professor, and
- has submitted a document consisting exclusively of his or her own work.
These Plagiarism Hypotheticals [PDF] can help you avoid plagiarism and learn appropriate attribution.
** Students are responsible for asking their LPS professors for guidance if they are in doubt about a particular situation.