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Reuse of Material Previously Submitted

Students may not submit a paper (or portions thereof) for a Law School course, seminar, or independent study that has previously been submitted in connection with another course, seminar, or independent study at the Law School or elsewhere.

“Double-dipping” is a violation of generally accepted academic practice, and is sanctionable under the Code of Student Conduct & Responsibility. 

For a student to receive academic credit for (1) a paper that includes a portion or portions of another paper previously submitted or (2) a paper substantially similar to one previously submitted, the paper must be of sufficiently greater scope and/or depth to justify multiple credit.  

Students seeking to receive credit for work that includes a portion or portions of material previously submitted or substantially similar to material previously submitted must prepare a written proposal in advance describing the proposed overlap and obtain the signatures of both faculty members involved. This proposal should be submitted to the Registrar and, once approved, will become part of the student’s official Law School record.