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Avoiding Plagiarism in Law School is a Course

Avoiding Plagiarism in Law School



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About the Course

As a law student, it is important that you act with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity in all areas of your education, including legal research and writing. To earn a certificate in this minicourse about avoiding plagiarism, you will be required to review seven lessons and take a qualifying quiz.

What You Gain

By the end of this minicourse, you should be able to:

  • Define plagiarism as it applies to law school
  • Recognize examples of plagiarism
  • Apply techniques to reduce the chance of plagiarism
  • Identify when citations are necessary
  • Differentiate professional practice and law school
  • Explain the consequences of plagiarism
  • Recognize your ethical responsibility to report plagiarism
  • Find additional plagiarism sources

Meet the Instructor

Professor Martin is a Clinical Professor of Law at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She teaches legal writing, litigation drafting, professional responsibility, and employment law. She has written articles and presented extensively in the areas of legal education, teaching, and legal writing. Her work has been recognized by national publications, including The National Law Journal, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, The Huffington Post, and The National Jurist. Professor Martin is active in professional service at both the university and national levels. She also has been the recipient of Indiana University’s Trustee’s Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence.  Contact for more information.


Legal Communication & Analysis; Litigation Drafting; Professional Responsibility; Employment Law; and Legal Process


Length: 30 minutes


McKinney School of Law


Credit: None


Audience: Public

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