There are two main types of legal writing:
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"plagiarism (pla´ j • riz´ • m) n. Taking the literary property of another, passing it off as one’s own without appropriate attribution, and reaping from its use any benefit from an academic institution."
"Avoiding allegations of plagiarism requires knowing when to cite. Here are important rules and suggestions to follow when working with authority:
1. Acknowledge direct use of someone else’s words.
2. Acknowledge any paraphrase of someone else’s words.
3. Acknowledge direct use of someone else’s idea.
Careful scholarship, which is especially important in an academic setting, requires adhering to two additional rules:
4. Acknowledge a source when your own analysis or conclusion builds on that source.
5. Acknowledge a source when your idea about a legal opinion came from a source other than the opinion itself."
- Excerpts above reproduced from pp. 2 & 4 of Law School Plagiarism v. Proper Attribution, a publication of the Legal Writing Institute.
In the BLS Code of Academic Responsibility, please consult Section B. PLAGIARISM, UNAUTHORIZED COLLABORATION OR USE OF MATERIALS, and UNAUTHORIZED RECORDINGS.
Minneapolis, MN : Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Approximate completion time: 45 minutes
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