Credentials Committee reviews PLTC student collaboration

The Credentials Committee recently considered the conduct of two PLTC students who acknowledged that they had collaborated on one of the written PLTC assessments.

The Committee reviewed the performance of the students on the other PLTC assessments and examinations, as well as their explanations of how they came to be involved in the collaboration. The Committee also considered how important it is to the PLTC program that the students not engage in plagiarism or collaboration on assignments, assessments or examinations.

In the circumstances, the Committee decided that each student's enrolment in the Law Society Admission Program would be extended by one month, that each student would be required to redo the written assessment and that each must write an anonymous memorandum to be shared with future PLTC students.

In the memorandum, each student will detail his or her own experience, from detection of the collaboration to the conclusion of this matter by resolution of the Credentials Committee, and how he or she was affected by the process.