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 It does not matter whether the appropriated information is published or unpublished, academic or nonacademic in content, or in the public or private domain.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.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress and Title IV Financial Aid
The minimum GPA requirements needed to maintain eligibility for Satisfactory Academic Progress are dictated by the specific program of study. In each case, per the requirements of 34 C.F.R. 668.34(a)(4(ii), the federal student aid program requires a minimum of a C average to maintain eligibility for aid, but an individual degree or certificate program may have a higher minimum GPA for federal Satisfactory Academic Progress. To be eligible for graduation, a student must be in academic good standing. To be in academic good standing, a JD student must achieve the following: 1) a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 at the end of each academic year; and 2) a yearly grade-point average of at least 3.00 at the end of the second year.
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.