Professional Conduct Code Quiz

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Professional Conduct Code Quiz

When prompted for your name, please enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and your class (e. G. ,TRiP FrEeMaN, [email protected] Edu, 3L).   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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 9. 
    Students have an obligation to report any known violations of the Professional Conduct Code to the Dean of Students.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.