Queen's Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Academic Integrity Regulations (JD & Certificate Program)

The Faculty of Law policy and regulations pertaining to academic integrity are derived from and subject to the Senate Policy on Academic Integrity and the Senate Policy on Academic Integrity Procedures-Requirements of Faculties and Schools.

Queen’s University is dedicated to creating a scholarly community free to explore a range of ideas, to build and advance knowledge, and to share the ideas and knowledge that emerge from a range of intellectual pursuits. Queen’s students, faculty, administrators and staff therefore all have responsibilities for supporting and upholding the fundamental values of academic integrity. 

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility and by the quality of courage. These values and qualities are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University. 

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and adhering to the regulations concerning academic integrity. General information on academic integrity is available at the Academic Integrity @ Queen's website.

Departures from Academic Integrity (DFAI)

Academic Integrity concerns refer to issues that may involve a departure from those fundamental values. These are termed "Departures from Academic Integrity (DFAI)". The following list is not intended to be exhaustive. Departures from Academic Integrity Include, but are not limited to, the following:

Examples: copying and pasting from the internet, a printed source, or other resource without proper acknowledgement; copying from another student; using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material in an assignment without appropriate acknowledgement; submitting the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor(s).
Use of unauthorized materials
Examples: possessing or using unauthorized study materials or aids during a test; copying from another's test paper; using an unauthorized calculator or other aids during a test; unauthorized removal of materials from the library, or deliberate concealment of library materials.
Deliberately enabling another's breach of academic integrity. Examples: knowingly allowing one's essay or assignment to be copied by someone else for the purpose of plagiarism; buying or selling of term papers or assignments and submitting them as one's own for the purpose of plagiarism.
Unauthorized collaboration
Working with others, without the specific permission of the instructor, on assignments that will be submitted for a grade. This applies to in-class or take-home tests, papers, or homework assignments.
Submitting counterfeit documents or statements. Examples: creating a transcript or other official document; creating a medical note.
Misrepresentation of one's self, one's work or one's relation to the University. Examples: altering transcripts or other official documents relating to student records; impersonating someone in an examination or test; submitting a take-home examination written, in whole or in part, by someone else; fabricating or falsifying laboratory or research data.

Queen's Faculty of Law Academic Integrity Policy (PDF, 321 KB)