Final Exam Policies and Guidelines Summer 2020

Below are some guidelines you must follow when taking your law school exams. This list is not intended to be all inclusive, but it does highlight the most common areas of concern.

  1. All students are required to read and electronically sign a Student Certification of Examination Performance Agreement each semester when retrieving their Exam ID numbers.
  2. EXTEGRITY users who experience a computer malfunction during an exam should immediately reboot their computer.  If the reboot is unsuccessful, the remainder of the exam must be typed in Word. Please save your work regularly, as it will not be automatically backed up. No additional time will be provided for a computer or software malfunction. Please see the remote exam instructions you’ve received from the SAO for more information.
  3. Students will begin their exams at the time assigned in the course schedule. Students are responsible for tracking their time and submitting their answers within the time allotted by the professor. A ten-minute grace period will be allowed for Exam4 submissions. The SAO and Tarlton Virtual Tech Desk will only be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Read and follow the exam directions carefully. Failure to comply with all directions is an Honor Code violation and will subject you to disciplinary action.
  5. For Summer 2020 only, students will have access to all materials on their hard drives and the internet. The Honor Code requires you to use only the materials permitted by the professor.
  6. If you are typing an exam in Word, please be sure to save your document every five minutes. This will ensure that any computer problems will cause only a minimal loss. You will not receive additional time for technical issues.
  7. If you know of anyone not following instructions, using unauthorized materials, or writing beyond the allotted time, you are immediately to report the incident to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. While it is difficult to report an alleged violation, you must do so to maintain the integrity of the exam process. It is an Honor Code violation if you do not report any alleged violation of exam rules. If you lose exam time while reporting a violation and need it, you will be allowed to make it up.
  8. If you need to postpone an exam, check the postponed exam page.

Rules regarding exams are found in the Law School Catalog. All students are expected to uphold the Honor Code.  Additionally, the Institutional Rules in the General Information Catalog also govern scholastic dishonesty.