Rules, Policies and Procedures
Plagiarism is submitting work that uses — without proper acknowledgment — another person's or persons' words, ideas, results, methods, opinions or concepts. It does not matter whether the appropriated information is published or unpublished, academic or nonacademic in content, or in the public or private domain.
This Honor Code applies to all students enrolled at Washington University School of Law. The purpose of the Code is to promote and secure academic integrity, fairness, equal academic opportunity and professionalism at the School of Law. The Honor Code applies only to misconduct of the types identified in Article I of the Code. It is not intended to affect or to be affected by the faculty's evaluation of a student's work.
The handbook is one of several sources of information of vital importance to all students.
The primary purpose for the maintenance of discipline in the university setting is the protection of the campus community and the maintenance of an environment conducive to learning and inquiry. Freedom of thought and expression is essential to the university's academic mission. Nothing in this Code should be construed to limit the free and open exchange of ideas and viewpoints, even if that exchange proves to be offensive, distasteful, disturbing or denigrating to some.