Plagiarism and Legal Scholarship in the Age of Information Sharing: The Need For Intellectual Honesty

40 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2009

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Carol M. Bast

University of Central Florida

Linda B. Samuels

George Mason University

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Those engaged in legal scholarship should strive for intellectual honesty and avoid plagiarism, but what exactly is required? This article explores plagiarism from the perspective of professors, judges, and practicing attorneys and discusses topics such as reuse of one’s own previously published writing, authorship, and the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Keywords: plagiarism, legal scholarship, professor, judge, practicing attorney, copyright infringement, self plagiarism

Suggested Citation

Bast, Carol M. and Samuels, Linda B., Plagiarism and Legal Scholarship in the Age of Information Sharing: The Need For Intellectual Honesty (2008). Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 777, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1470646

Carol M. Bast (Contact Author)

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Linda B. Samuels

George Mason University ( email )

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