RaceJudicata wrote:In the law school context, this is almost certainly plagiarizing. But, I definitely wouldn't tell the professor. A person who does this regularly is eventually going to get caught on their own. Also, I just wouldn't want to be the one who potentially sinks someone's entire legal career before it even got started.
Sorry if thats a "no snitching" policy, but I'd rather not have that on my mind -- regardless of how egregious the person's conduct was. Quite frankly, I don't think I'd report blatant cheating on an exam (assuming it was just one person and not some classwide scheme that could destroy my grade).
This^ x 10.
When a thing doesn't hurt me, I don't care. I have my own things to do and to worry about without making someone else's life unnecessarily miserable. There's a student at our school who tried to get another student in trouble for filling in the last few sentences of her test after time was called. The proctor failed to give the normal 2-5 minute warning we get, so she was caught off guard, etc. Suffice it to say the student that caused the uproar was pretty much ostracized by everyone who was there to see it.
In real life, I would never work with such a priggish, spiteful person. God forbid such an individual believed wrongly or otherwise that I'd committed some kind of ethical violation that sent before the State Bar. Fuck no.
If it isn't hurting you, then let it go. Worry about what you have to do and frankly, OP, go get laid. It sounds like you could really use it.