Are Lawyers More Prone to Cheating?
Are lawyers more prone to cheating than other professionals? Maybe so, at least if there's any truth a recent report on cheating that appeared in a Cambridge (U.K.) student newspaper. According to the report, nearly half of the undergraduates surveyed admitted to cheating, with law students topping the list. Nearly two-thirds of law students said that they'd engaged in activities such as plagiarism.
So what's up with law students? Is it the training to rely on precedent -- which encourages us to cut and paste quotes and holding from other cases -- that makes law students more prone to plagiarism? Are law students under more stress, and therefore, more tempted to cut corners or cheat? Or does our profession just encourage dishonest actors? Post your views below.
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on October 31, 2008 at 02:52 PM | Permalink
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