Plagiarism can have serious consequences that can affect your academic career. This page provides resources that will help you steer clear of plagiarism in your own writing and also help you to understand your own intellectual property rights as a student.
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Law School Plagiarism v. Proper Attribution
This publication from the Legal Writing Institute discusses, with examples, plagiarism and how and when to properly cite an author.
ALWD/BB Rules to Avoid Faulty Attribution
The Legal Writing Institute has also produced this guide on using ALWD/Bluebook rules to avoid faulty attribution.
The Writer's Handbook: Avoiding Plagiarism
From the University of Wisconsin Madison, this publication covers plagiarism and how to properly quote and paraphrase.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab has created a guide of best practices for avoiding plagiarism.
Use Google Scholar and search by the article title for the following articles.
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Robert D. Bills, Plagiarism in Law School: Close Resemblance of the Worst Kind, 31 Santa Clara L. Rev., 103-133 (1990).
Justin Carter & Lillian Corbin, Is Plagiarism Indicative of Prospective Legal Practice?, 17 Legal Educ. Rev., 53-66 (2007).
Catherine L. Fisk, Credit Where It's Due: The Law and Norms of Attribution, 95 Geo. L.J., 49-117 (2006).
Kristin Gerdy, Law Student Plagiarism: Why It Happens, Where It's Found, and How to Find It, 431 BYU Educ. & L.J., 431-440 (2004).
Deborah Gerhardt, Plagiarism in Cyberspace: Learning the Rules of Recycling Content with a View towards Nurturing Academic Trust in an Electronic World, 12 Rich. J.L. & Tech., 1-29 (2006).
David Glenn, The Price of Plagiarism, 51 Chron. Higher Educ., A.17 (2004).
Naveed Imran, Electronic Media, Creativity, and Plagiarism, 40 SIGCAS Comp. & Soc’y, 25-44 (2010).
Anita Jowitt, The Impact of Plagiarism on Admission to the Bar: Re Liveri  QCA 152, 11 J. S. Pac. L., 213-217 (2007).
Pamela Samuelson, Good Legal Writing: Of Orwell and Window Panes, 46 U. Pitt. L. Rev., 150 (1984).