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Use of Authority and Attribution

Welcome to the law school's resource on the proper use of authority and proper attribution. This resource will provide helpful information about using authority effectively, providing proper attribution to authority, and avoiding plagiarism. On this website, you will find reading, tutorials, and links to other resources.  For example, this resource will refresh your understanding of the meaning of plagiarism and will explain the types of plagiarism that can occur and ways to avoid it. This resource also will provide links to all relevant Penn State University and Penn State Law sites regarding Penn State and Law School-specific policies and definitions relevant to academic integrity and plagiarism. You also will see links to court opinions that demonstrate the ramifications of plagiarism in school and in law practice. Finally, this resource will provide practice tutorials and exercises regarding proper use of authority and attribution.