This policy applies to academic integrity concerns arising in a Juris Doctor (JD) course or a course offered in the undergraduate Certificate in Law offered by the Faculty of Law, whether or not the student is admitted to the Certificate. Visiting students studying on exchange or letter of permission registered in JD courses or Certificate in Law courses are also subject to this policy.

Departures from academic integrity, other than a course-related issue (e.g. falsifying a transcript), are dealt with by the home Faculty in which the student is registered. 

If academic integrity concerns arise in an undergraduate course in which a JD student is enrolled offered by a Faculty or School outside the Faculty of Law at Queen’s, the Faculty of Law will be kept informed of the proceedings and outcome of the case.  The procedures pertaining to Cross-Faculty Jurisdiction stated in Appendix B of the Senate Policy on Academic Procedures-Requirements of Faculties & Schools apply to JD students registered in undergraduate courses offered outside the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.  The designate for consultation with the Faculty of Law will be the Associate Dean Academic for students registered in JD and combined JD programs and in the Certificate in Law.

Academic integrity concerns arising in respect to a JD student registered in a graduate course offered by another Faculty or School at Queen’s are subject to the provisions of Part 11 of Appendix B to the Senate Policy on Academic Procedures-Requirements of Faculties & Schools.  The designate for consultation with the Faculty of Law will be the Associate Dean Academic for students registered in JD or combined JD programs who are registered in a graduate course outside the Faculty of Law at Queen’s.

Academic integrity concerns arising in respect to graduate law students are governed by the academic integrity policy set forth in the academic calendar of the School of Graduate Studies and part 11 of Appendix B to the Senate Policy on Academic Procedures-Requirements of Faculties & Schools. If an instructor makes a finding, but refers the issue of sanction, the referral should be to the Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research in the Faculty of Law, unless the recommended sanction is beyond the range of sanctions permitted from an instructor, in which case, the referral should be to an Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies. If the instructor refers the case from the outset, then the Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research in the Faculty of Law has responsibility to investigate the matter. 

If the case pertaining to a graduate law student has been referred by the instructor or by the Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research to the School of Graduate Studies, then an Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will take on responsibility for investigating the matter. If a finding is made by an Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean (SGS) will consult the Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research in the Faculty of Law before a sanction is imposed and will notify the student, instructor and the Faculty of Law of the finding and the sanction.