Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism, as defined by the University of Akron Office of General Counsel, “is the intentional or unintentional use of the words or ideas of another without acknowledging their source.” Deliberate and accidental plagiarism are treated the same by the University and the School of Law.  The University places the responsibility on the students to know what plagiarism is and to avoid it.

Law students caught plagiarizing will be violating the Law School’s Student Disciplinary Code and will be subject to proceedings under the Code.  Consequences can be severe and may include dismissal from the University.  Find out what does and does not need citing, the purpose of citations and the many different categories of plagiarism by visiting the Law Library Plagiarism Guide.  There is also a CALI lesson, Plagiarism – Keeping Out of Trouble, that will explain what constitutes plagiarism, how to avoid plagiarizing, and offers opportunities for students to test their understanding of plagiarism. 

Lynn Lenart, llenart@uakron.edu
Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services

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Featured Item: Akron Law Golf Balls

Did you know the Polsky Bookstore carries a wide variety of Akron Law branded merchandise?

This month’s featured item is a 3-pack of Akron Law Golf Balls. They are Wilson Smart Core balls emblazoned with the Akron Law logo. The set of 3 is $11.98 at the Polsky Bookstore or online.

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Printing from the new version of Lexis Advance

Lexis recently updated its interface.  The printing options are different so here are some instructions that should help.

Printing from the new version of Lexis Advance

Please contact me if you have any questions- Lynn Lenart, llenart@uakron.edu

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Cupcakes and Constitution with Federalist Society – Wed, Sept 17th – 12:20pm – 1:00pm

The Federalist Society will be hosting Cupcakes and the Constitution! Come meet current Federalist Society members, learn more about the opportunities membership can provide, and enjoy some cupcakes, coffee, and a little Constitution trivia.

Room 134
Wednesday, September 17

Contact Lauren Gribble at lag70@zips.uakron.edu with any questions.

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TONIGHT! Substance Abuse Lecture, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – One-Hour Required by Ohio Bar

The University of Akron School of Law
Substance Abuse Lecture

All students are REQUIRED to take a one-hour substance abuse lecture before they are permitted to take the Bar Exam in the State of Ohio.

FREE substance abuse lectures are offered to the entire law student body (not just for graduating students) only ONCE during the fall semester and ONCE during the spring semester.

Please plan to attend the next Substance Abuse Lecture TONIGHT!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Room 165

No R.S.V.P. Necessary
Each Session Begins and Ends Promptly

Attorney Scott R. Mote,
Executive Director

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP)


A certificate from a law school or a continuing legal education sponsor, certifying that the applicant has received at least one hour of instruction on substance abuse, including causes, prevention, detection, and treatment alterna-tives. Substance abuse instruction that is provided by a continuing legal education sponsor qualifies under this section only if it has been accredited by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education as an approved sub-stance abuse activity under Gov. Bar R. X.

The next Substance Abuse Lecture will be offered:
Spring 2015

Contact Director, Student Services, Ivy K. Banks, Esq. ikw1@uakron.edu.

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