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Cheating Law Students

Last week I was taking an exam in class and I noticed that one of my class mates had a bunch of writing on her leg, just above the line of her skirt hem. She kept pulling up her skirt and looking at the top of her thigh, then covering it up and writing down answers. WTF? Should I say something? I mean, if people cheat, it affects honest students like me. What should I do?

posted 2006-12-19 03:32:01

Dear Broomiebroom,

I know that the Socratic method does teach competition, and since everything is evaluated on a curve, it really irks us when people’s dishonest achievement puts us at the bottom. But I find it sad that the Socratic method often translated into cattiness, backstabbing, and foul-play on the part of your fellow law students. Of course, this is also a means of gearing you up for the most cut-throat profession known to man. While your exclamatory acronym may be appropriate, ask yourself a few questions before you decide to call-out your classmate.
Do you truly fear that her grade will be better than yours? What do you think you would gain if you were to tattle on her? Do you think that your complaint would be taken seriously by your professor? If you go through all the possible drawbacks of spilling the beans on the cheater, and you still think that you cant keep your mouth shut (which, by the way, is a perfectly acceptable conclusion as long as it is not made hastily), then my suggestion would be to leave an anonymous note for your professor alerting him/her about the cheater, and requesting her to please keep an eye out for this behavior. This method is best because, after all, you don’t really have any evidence, and you don’t want to make such a big deal about it that you come off like a jerk.

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