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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

This month, let’s talk about affidavits and truthfulness. Affidavits are on my mind because I require my students to sign them before they turn in their seminar papers. 1 Normally, law students sign these affidavits, but this semester, I’m teaching some of our Honors College undergraduates.

You and I understand that affidavits are a way to provide written testimony and that swearing to an affidavit puts a person’s reputation for veracity on the line. But non-law-trained people might not understand that point. After . . .

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