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Examinations at Harvard Law School are administered by the Office of the Registrar and taken on Exam4 software. Examinations are anonymous, and self-identification of any kind is not permitted. Self-identification may result in disallowance of the exam. Students may not discuss individual exam scheduling arrangements with faculty members. For more information about HLS’ exam policies, please see the Handbook of Academic Policies. For exam questions, please contact registrar@law.harvard.edu.

If you are requesting disability-related exam accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services at accessibility@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-1880.

Every exam period a classroom is set aside on campus for quiet study and a place to write takehomes. The designated “Quiet Room” for the Spring 2018 exam period is Griswold 110, and will be available from 7am-10pm, Monday – Friday.

Examination Information Sessions: Exam4 Refresher

Examination Information Sessions: Exam4 Refresher

Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 17 12pm – 1pm Austin West

If you are unable to attend the above Exam Information Session, please view the presentation slides. The Registrar’s Office along with the Dean of Students Office has compiled a “Top Ten List” to help answer common exam questions. In the event of an illness or emergency, review the DOS Health Services Information sheet. 

Ask the Registrar’s Office Informational Table

Date Time Location
Monday, April 23 12:30pm – 2:30pm Ground Floor by Hark Ramp
Tuesday, April 24 11:30am – 1:30pm Ground Floor by Hark Ramp

The Registrar’s Office will also be available for any questions you may have concerning the exam software or exam policies and rules. 

Exam Schedules

Exam Schedules

Note: For all one-day and any-day takehome exams, the clock starts when you download the exam from the Exam4 website.  For one-day takehomes, your completed exam must be uploaded X hours from the time you download the questions, or by 4:30pm on the exam day, whichever time is earlier.  For any-day takehomes, your completed exam must be uploaded X hours from the time you download the questions, or by 4:30pm on the final day, whichever time is earlier.  See the schedules below for exam-specific details on total hours and final deadline dates.

Request Previous Exam Responses

Request Previous Exam Responses

For any student wishing to request their submitted exam answers for the most recently concluded term, please fill out the Spring 2018 Exam Request Form. Requests will be processed once all Spring 2018 term grades are released in June.

Exam responses are for those exams administered in Exam4 by the Registrar’s Office only.

To make requests for exam previous to the Spring 2018 term, email registrar@law.harvard.edu with the exam you are requesting. Include course titles, faculty names, and the term’s exam ID. Previous term exam IDs can be found in your Helios account’s home page.

Exam software (Exam4) and Other Information

Exam Question Archives