Professional Conduct Code Quiz

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The quiz consists of 15 questions. You may refer to the Professional Conduct Code in determining your answers. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who of the following may NOT defend an accused student before the Professional Conduct Court?

    • A.

      The Accused Student

    • B.

      A Private Attorney

    • C.

      The Professional Conduct Court's Public Defender

    • D.

      Any Law Student Selected by the Accused

    Correct Answer
    B. A Private Attorney
    Explanation
    A private attorney may not defend an accused student before the Professional Conduct Court. This is because the Professional Conduct Court is a specific court that handles cases involving professional conduct, and it is likely that only certain individuals are allowed to represent clients in this court. Private attorneys may not have the necessary qualifications or be recognized by the court to defend accused students in this particular setting.

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  • 2. 

    If a student mistakenly forgets to sign the written pledge of the Professional Conduct Code, that student is not subject to the rules of the Code.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    B. False.
    Explanation
    If a student forgets to sign the written pledge of the Professional Conduct Code, they are still subject to the rules of the Code. The act of signing the pledge is not what determines whether or not the student is bound by the rules; rather, it is the act of being a student that makes them subject to the Code. Forgetting to sign the pledge does not exempt them from following the rules outlined in the Code.

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  • 3. 

    If a student in his/her final semester is accused of a Professional Conduct Code violation, his/her diploma will be withheld pending the resolution of their case.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    If a student in their final semester is accused of a Professional Conduct Code violation, their diploma will be withheld until the resolution of their case. This means that if the accusation is proven true and the student is found guilty of the violation, their diploma will not be awarded until the case is resolved. This is a precautionary measure to ensure that students are held accountable for their actions and that the integrity of the institution is maintained.

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  • 4. 

    What are the four core values that characterize and animate the Emory Law School?

    • A.

      Excellence, Honesty, Respect, Service

    • B.

      Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Service

    • C.

      Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Pride

    • D.

      Excellence, Self-governance, Respect, Service

    Correct Answer
    B. Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Service
    Explanation
    The four core values that characterize and animate the Emory Law School are excellence, integrity, respect, and service. These values reflect the school's commitment to providing high-quality education and maintaining ethical standards. They also emphasize the importance of treating others with respect and serving the community.

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  • 5. 

    The Professional Conduct Code also covers intentional violations of the administrative policies of:

    • A.

      Moot Court and Law Journals

    • B.

      Career Services

    • C.

      The Law Library

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The Professional Conduct Code covers intentional violations of the administrative policies of Moot Court and Law Journals, Career Services, and the Law Library. This means that individuals who intentionally violate the administrative policies of any of these entities can be subject to disciplinary action under the Professional Conduct Code.

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  • 6. 

    Can the hearing for a violation of the Professional Conduct Code be deferred until the next semester?

    • A.

      Yes, but only if the offense occurred, or was discovered, any time within 7 days of the beginning of the examination period.

    • B.

      Yes, but only if the offense occurred, or was discovered, any time within 14 days of the beginning of the examination period.

    • C.

      Yes, but only if the offense occurred, or was discovered, any time within 30 days of the beginning of the examination period.

    • D.

      In no cases will a hearing be deferred.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, but only if the offense occurred, or was discovered, any time within 14 days of the beginning of the examination period.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes, but only if the offense occurred, or was discovered, any time within 14 days of the beginning of the examination period." This means that if a violation of the Professional Conduct Code happens or is found within 14 days of the start of the examination period, the hearing for the violation can be postponed until the next semester.

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  • 7. 

    How are "minor offenses" that do not rise to the level of professional misconduct handled?

    • A.

      An informal hearing before the Professional Conduct Court

    • B.

      "Minor offenses" that do not rise to the level of professional misconduct are not under the jurisdiction of The Professional Conduct Code.

    • C.

      The faculty member or senior staff person sanctioning the conduct will notify the Dean of Students of the "minor offense"

    • D.

      The "default rule" is that the student will be given a written warning that is also placed in the student's Academic File

    Correct Answer
    C. The faculty member or senior staff person sanctioning the conduct will notify the Dean of Students of the "minor offense"
    Explanation
    When "minor offenses" occur that do not reach the level of professional misconduct, the faculty member or senior staff person responsible for handling the conduct will inform the Dean of Students about the incident. This allows the Dean of Students to be aware of the situation and take appropriate action if necessary.

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  • 8. 

    During Student A's torts class, the professor recommended a horn book as particularly helpful tool in studying for the exam. Immediately after class, Student A rushed to the library to get the book. Finding only one copy, Student A checked out the book. A few days later, Student A read the relevant portion of the book, but did not find it helpful. However, realizing that she was graded on a curve, and currently possessed knowledge not known to others, she decided to keep the book, and continued to renew it until after exams.

    • A.

      Student A is not in violation of the Code because the professor did not prohibit checking out the horn book repeatedly.

    • B.

      Student A is in violation of the Code because her acts constitute hiding library property

    • C.

      Student A is not in violation of the Code because the horn book was not particularly helpful for the class.

    • D.

      Student A is not in violation of the Code because the horn book could have been obtained from other libraries or book stores.

    Correct Answer
    B. Student A is in violation of the Code because her acts constitute hiding library property
  • 9. 

    Students have an obligation to report any known violations of the Professional Conduct Code to the Dean of Students.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    Students have an obligation to report any known violations of the Professional Conduct Code to the Dean of Students. This means that it is their responsibility to inform the Dean if they are aware of any breaches of the code. By reporting these violations, students contribute to maintaining a professional and ethical environment within the academic institution.

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  • 10. 

    A decision of the Professional Conduct Court may be appealed.

    • A.

      True, but only if the accused notifies the Dean in writing within 10 calendar days from the date of the hearing.

    • B.

      True, but only if the accused notifies the Dean in writing within 15 calendar days from the date of the hearing.

    • C.

      True, but only if the accused notifies the Dean in writing within 30 calendar days from the date of the hearing.

    • D.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True, but only if the accused notifies the Dean in writing within 10 calendar days from the date of the hearing.
    Explanation
    If the accused wants to appeal a decision of the Professional Conduct Court, they must notify the Dean in writing within 10 calendar days from the date of the hearing. This means that the statement is true, but it is subject to the condition of notifying the Dean within the specified time frame.

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  • 11. 

    Violation of a law of the United States or any State can constitute "unlawful conduct" under the Professional Conduct Code.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    The Professional Conduct Code considers the violation of a law of the United States or any State as "unlawful conduct." This means that if someone breaks a law, it can be considered a violation of professional conduct. Therefore, the statement "Violation of a law of the United States or any State can constitute 'unlawful conduct' under the Professional Conduct Code" is true.

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  • 12. 

    The Jurisdiction of the Professional Conduct Code extends to all students doing work under the aegis of the law school. This includes full-time and part-time students in degree courses in any division of the university and special students such as visiting and transient students.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Jurisdiction of the Professional Conduct Code applies to all students who are doing work under the law school, regardless of their enrollment status or division within the university. This means that both full-time and part-time students in degree courses, as well as special students like visiting and transient students, are subject to the code. Therefore, the statement "The Jurisdiction of the Professional Conduct Code extends to all students doing work under the aegis of the law school" is true.

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  • 13. 

    What is the burden of proof required for a conviction at a hearing before the Professional Conduct Court?

    • A.

      Strict Liability

    • B.

      Preponderance of Evidence

    • C.

      Clear and Convincing Evidence

    • D.

      Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    Correct Answer
    C. Clear and Convincing Evidence
    Explanation
    The burden of proof required for a conviction at a hearing before the Professional Conduct Court is "Clear and Convincing Evidence." This means that the evidence presented must be highly persuasive and leave no reasonable doubt in the minds of the court members. It is a higher burden of proof than preponderance of evidence, which is the standard used in civil cases. Strict liability and beyond a reasonable doubt are not applicable in this context.

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  • 14. 

    All proceedings before the Professional Conduct Court, except summary sanctions, are deemed confidential, unless:

    • A.

      The accused speaks to a potential witness about the allegation in preparing his/her defense.

    • B.

      The accused speaks with student defense counsel about the allegation in preparing his/her defense.

    • C.

      The accused discusses his/her situation with a parent or guardian.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." This means that none of the mentioned scenarios would make the proceedings before the Professional Conduct Court confidential. In other words, speaking to a potential witness, speaking with student defense counsel, or discussing the situation with a parent or guardian would not prevent the proceedings from being confidential.

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  • 15. 

    An accused student may avoid a hearing before the Professional Conduct Court through a timely negotiated resolution with the complaining party and the prosecutor.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    An accused student has the option to avoid a hearing before the Professional Conduct Court by reaching a timely negotiated resolution with the complaining party and the prosecutor. This means that if the accused student can come to an agreement with both the complaining party and the prosecutor, they can resolve the issue without going through a formal hearing process. Therefore, the statement that an accused student may avoid a hearing through a negotiated resolution is true.

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