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Law School examinations are administered using the School’s exam software unless:  (1) the format of the exam makes it impossible to use the software or (2) an exception for an individual student has been approved by the Dean of Students Office as part of a disability-related accommodation. The Law School’s Administrative Board implements the School’s rules regarding exams and, from time to time, promulgates standing policies for how it will handle exam matters. Students should familiarize themselves with the Standing Policies of the Administrative Board Concerning Exam Administration which are subject to change. All students are responsible for reviewing these policies and following the examination rules and regulations posted with the examination schedules and for reviewing all emails sent by the Registrars’ Office regarding exams and exam instructions.  For cross-listed courses, the exam administration policies of the School administering the exam apply.

All examinations must be taken and, when completed, submitted on the dates and at the times designated on the official exam schedule published by the Office of the Registrar. Exceptions to this schedule are made only in extraordinary circumstances as detailed below and only with the prior approval of the Dean of Students or the Registrar as appropriate. Individual faculty members do not have the authority to make exceptions to this rule and must not be consulted, through email or otherwise, about needed alternative exam arrangements during an examination, or after an exam, until after grades for the course are released, in order to preserve anonymity. Students who violate this prohibition on faculty contact may be subject to disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Standing Policies of the Administrative Board Concerning Exam Administration.

Law School examinations are anonymous, and self-identification of any kind is not permitted. Students should not put their name, class year, program, school, or any personal comments that might identify them anywhere on their exam materials. Self-identification may result in disallowance of the exam, a failing grade for the course, and referral to the Administrative Board for possible disciplinary action. Students may not discuss individualized exam arrangements with faculty members.  Students may not communicate about an exam in any way, including through email, with faculty members about needed alternative exam arrangements during an examination, or after an exam until after grades for the course are released.

On the day of the examination, or on the day scheduled for the exam to be submitted, students are required to show up to the exam on time and to submit examinations on time. Students who arrive late to a scheduled in-class exam after the official start time of the exam will be considered as a late exam and treated as such according to the Standing Policies of the Administrative Board Concerning Exam Administration. Sanctions for late exams may include notations on the student’s transcript and adjustments to the exam grade.