BREAKING: Examination of the fate of criminal law remains unclear

The University of Sydney is deliberating over how to handle student welfare and assessment integrity, following the leak of a short-term criminal law assignment yesterday.

The mainstream media has published the assignment questions in full, and the assignment period is underway. According to an email sent to students by unit coordinator Dr Tanya Mitchell: “The University is currently considering how to protect both the integrity of the assessment process and the well-being of students. .”

Mitchell also acknowledged the stress some students may be feeling and promised to post an update by the end of the day.

“We understand this is a difficult and frustrating time for all students in the cohort,” Mitchell said.

“We are exploring all options and will provide an update on the future of the mission before the end of the day.”

The media covered the story of second-year USyd law student Freya Leach after she complained to the Exam Law School about unfairly using her first name in exam questions.

“I’m worried because he’s clearly meant to represent me,” Leach told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The questions refer to a right-wing Freya killing the ideologically ambiguous Adam Knowles in her Mercedes after thinking “I’m going to scare that socialist chardonnay”. In another question, she had unprotected sex with someone while positive without disclosing that information. In the last, she is pushed out of a window, falling to her death.

Leach is involved with the NSW Liberal Party and social media manager for the University of Sydney Conservative Club.

The University said any resemblance between the students and those on the exam is coincidental. “The fictional character in the exam script was in no way intended to reference or represent a real person, and the use of any first names shared by the students was entirely coincidental,” a doorman said. -word of the university. Honi.

“We also apologized for any offense or distress caused, and let the student know how to file a formal complaint and access appropriate University student welfare support should she wish.

“While it is always regrettable that an event disrupts an assessment in progress, we are currently working on this incident to ensure high standards of integrity and academic rigor while minimizing student anxiety and stress-related disruption. .”

Nevertheless, the mission briefing clearly stated, “You must not discuss the mission with other people during the mission release period.”

Law students have already been at the mercy of deliberations over the integrity of the Faculty. In 2013, a bomb threat forced an evacuation. Many students left the University thinking they should retake the exam, but the Faculty decided there was no breach of integrity a few days later.

Honi contacted Freya Leach for comment. We will update the article accordingly.

Editor’s note: University comment has been added.