Friday, December 18, 2009

Mistake by Law Prof on Exam leads to Student Headaches

At the University of Oregon, Professor John Bonine accidently posted one of his law exams on a listserv. According to Above the Law and ABA Journal, when he discovered his mistake, he asked the students to delete the exam and report how much of the exam that they viewed. Bonine holds that students are bound to the honor code of the school and the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct to report their behavior.

Nevertheless, this did not keep Bonine from administrating a different law exam on the day of the exam. Above the Law author, Elie Mystal, writes a skeptical post on this situation and argues from the students’ perspective. She writes, “They did nothing wrong!”

Read the following articles to find out more on the subject.

Hat Tip to Darla Jackson for alerting me to the topic.