This Honor Code (“Code”) is predicated on the premise that the study and teaching of law in an academic setting is an integral part of the legal profession. Students and Faculty engaged in that activity, therefore, do so as members of the legal profession, and they recognize the need to maintain a high level of professional competence and integrity in their work. The purpose of the Honor Code is to foster a commitment to professional ethics and academic integrity.

The Honor Council shall be responsible for advising the Faculty and students on matters of academic honesty and recommending to the Faculty and students suitable amendments to this Code. When matters relating to violations of this Code by specific persons are submitted to the Honor Council, those members of the Honor Council who are appointed to do so shall conduct formal hearings, make factual and legal determinations, submit findings and conclusions, and when appropriate, make recommendations for sanction, as provided hereinafter.

For questions or concerns related to the Code, please contact the student leaders of the Honor Council at This address is monitored by the Chairperson of the Honor Council. Communications with this address regarding Honor Code questions, investigations, and violations shall be kept confidential. Representatives from the first, second, and third-year classes serve on the Honor Council each year.  


Honor Chair: Kevin Nguyen,
Vice Chair: Alexa Schwartzman,
Secretary: Benjamin Yamada,

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