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Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Most Plagiarized?

Anthony D'Amato (Law, Northwestern), observing an AP headline, "Integra Tops 2004 Most-Stolen Vehicle List," writes:  "Wouldn't it be great if we could have a 'Most Plagiarized Law Professors List'?  (Professors who should have been cited but weren't.)"

Who would be on it?  Comments are open.  Non-anonymous postings are preferred.  Postings giving reasons/arguments/evidence will fare even better.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2005/08/most_plagiarize.html

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Comments

Legal academia has the opposite problem. If anything, law professors OVERCITE just to be polite. I know people who just throw people into their articles so they'll read them and smile.

Also if you care that much about being cited or not cited, its time for therapy. Because of course if you are truly great people cannot help but cite you, say like H.L.A. Hart, but if you aren't, complaining about it will just make your life bitter.

Posted by: Joshua Taylor | Aug 11, 2005 7:24:00 PM

If you include plagiarism in law school exams, surely Erwin Chimerinsky takes the cake for Fed Courts. At least 60% of my fellow Fed Courts students did none of the case book reading and essentially quoted Chimer (without citation, natch) throughout the exam.

Posted by: Lindsay Harrison | Aug 12, 2005 12:01:50 PM

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