All exams are taken with Exam4 software. Please be sure to read all of the exam instructions prior to beginning your exam.  Please contact registrar@law.harvard.edu with any questions. There are 4 possible exam types and 4 possible exam modes.

Exam Types

    • IN-CLASS EXAMS:

      • A timed, proctored exam.
      • Typically last between 2-4 hours.
    • ONE-DAY TAKE-HOME (ODTH) EXAMS:

      • Students download the exam question from the Exam4 website starting at 7:30am EST on the scheduled exam day.
      • Most exams are due 8 hours after you download the question, or by 4:30pm, whichever time is earlier. (Ex. exam questions downloaded at 7:45am are due by 3:45pm.)
      • On some occasions takehome exams may be more or less than 8 hours in duration. Review the exam schedule and exam instructions carefully for deadline information.
      • 8-hour ODTH Exams downloaded after 8:30am will not have the full 8-hours to complete, as they will still be due by 4:30pm.  Similarly, shorter or longer exams that are downloaded late will still be due by the exam’s stated deadline.
    • ANY-DAY TAKE-HOME (ADTH) EXAMS:

      • Students may download the exam question from the Exam4 website at anytime beginning at 12:30am EST on the first day of exams.
      • Answers must be electronically submitted 8 hours after the exam question has been downloaded. Students are responsible for keeping their own time.
      • Most exams are due 8 hours after you download the question, or by 4:30pm on the last day of the exam period, whichever time is earlier. 1L students in upper-level courses must follow the upper-level exam period due dates.
      • On some occasions takehome exams may be more or less than 8 hours in duration. Review the exam schedule and exam instructions carefully for deadline information.
    • LAST-CLASS TAKE-HOME (LCTH) EXAMS:

      • Exam questions are handed out at the last class.
      • Answers must be uploaded by 4:30pm on the last day of exam period.

Exam Modes

    • CLOSED

    • OPEN

    • OPEN + NETWORK

    • TAKEHOME