Boston University (BU) wants to make it harder for all students to cheat themselves out of learning. As a result, the university has sued eight online term-paper services, charging them with mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering.

The suit currently is in the pre-trial discovery phase and is not likely to be heard until spring, according to Bob Smith, BU's associate general counsel. But even if the university's tough lawsuit eventually does prevail, it probably won't entirely shield your schools from the new threats to academic integrity.



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