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I am a passionate Education Law attorney offering intelligent legal representation in negotiations, administrative hearings, Grievance Review Board hearings, and related lawsuits to individual and institutional clients bringing or facing plagiarism allegations at all levels of grade school, secondary school, college, university, graduate school, and professional school including law school, medical school, journalism school, and business school.
Plagiarism involves the copying or using of another person’s words or ideas without providing full credit and citation for the source thereof. Often schools educate their students about how to avoid plagiarism, and school policies discussing the violation and punishment of plagiarism are published in pamphlets distributed electronically to all students. Students who violate these rules may be subject to punishment including suspension or expulsion, and students who plagiarize may also be subject to civil and even criminal lawsuits related to plagiarism such as copyright violation.
To best protect themselves from liability concerns, schools should make sure to properly educate their students about how to avoid plagiarizing and ensure that their school policies and rules are sufficiently vocal on these issues and widely distributed and read by their students. Further, schools should make sure to fully, accurately, and fairly investigate and punish acts of plagiarism. Similarly, scholars at all levels of education should make sure to understand the rules against plagiarism and carefully cite the original source of all words and ideas they utilize in their work products.