Examination Schedule

Please click on the link below to view the Examination Schedule for Spring 2014, which shows information for all Scheduled (In Class), Unscheduled (Free Slot) and Take Home exams.

         Exam Schedule (Spring 2014)
         Exam Room Assignments (Spring 2014)

There are 2 major changes in the exam process this Spring:

  • We will use an application provided by Examsoft to administer take homes online.  Please see the Exam Schedule (use the link above) and the Memorandum below for more information.

  • Exam Central business hours have changed.  Please see the Memorandum below for more information.

Please read the Memorandum below for important information about exams, including what to do if you have a time conflict with your exams.


All Students
  • Marylouise C. Esten, Associate Dean for Students
  • William M. Wertheimer, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Spring 2014 Exam Period
March 6, 2014

Attached is the Spring 2014 Final Examination Schedule (use the link above). The final exam period is from Tuesday, April 29 to Monday, May 12, 2014. 

Below is some important information about the exam process. Please read this memo, along with the Exam Procedures found on the Law School web site (click on Quick Links, then Exams). If you have any questions, you should contact the Office of Student Affairs, not your professor.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and to follow strictly the Examination Procedures. Failure to comply with the Examination Procedures may adversely affect your grade.

Scheduled Exams - are shown in the attached table (use the link above)

Also shown are the dates and times of Free Slot sessions. The examination room schedule will be made available just prior to the exam period. Please arrive for scheduled exams at least 20 minutes prior to the start time.

Final Exam Conflicts

Two exams that begin within a 30-hour period will be considered a conflict. A student with an exam conflict must take one of those exams at its scheduled time and may elect (unless otherwise specified) to take the other exam during a free slot after its scheduled time. Having a scheduled exam on each of three consecutive calendar days is also a conflict.

All students with an examination conflict who wish to defer an exam must complete and return an Examination Conflict form by Monday, March 31, 2014 to the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 103, Barrack Hall. Examination Conflict Forms are available in Suite 103. After April 1st, you will be notified by e-mail of the decision regarding your conflict.

Take-Home Exams - are shown in the attached table (use the link above)

We will use an application provided by Examsoft to administer take-home exams online.  You will download a PDF of the exam questions and upload a PDF of your answers - you will no longer have to travel to and from school to pick up and submit hard copies.  You can work on your answer in a Word file (or any other word processing file) - you will need to save the file as a PDF in order to upload it.  The exam questions will be available over a range of dates and Examsoft will keep track of when you download the questions and upload your answers - you are no longer constrained to pick up and submit take home exams during Exam Central's business hours.  For example, you can now choose to start a 74 hour exam at 6 am on a Sunday and upload your answer at 8 am on the following Wednesday.  Detailed instructions about this process will be provided before the exam period.

Take-home exams rarely generate exam conflicts, particularly with the flexibility afforded by the online system.  If you have a question about whether or not a take-home creates a conflict, fill out and turn in an Examination Conflict Form and you will be contacted.

Unscheduled Free Slot Exams - are shown in the attached table (use the link above)

Unscheduled exams may only be taken during a period noted as a free slot on the exam schedule. You need not give advance notice of the date and time you intend to take your unscheduled exam. Further information on how to take an unscheduled or deferred is available on the Law School web site.

Exam Room Schedule

The examination room schedule will be available just prior to the start of the examinations. Please check e-mail messages sent to you and check the monitors on each floor of the Law School buildings.

Taking Exams on Notebook Computers

Students may type Scheduled and Unscheduled exams on their notebook computers. Only the SofTest exam security software provided by the Law School may be used by students to take their exams on their notebook computers. 

Exam Central Hours

During the exam period, the second floor of Klein Hall just past the elevators is renamed “Exam Central” and is used by the staff who administer exams. It is where you go for free slot and take home exams, or if you forget your exam number, or for any question or concern during the exam period.

Exam Central will have new hours this Spring.  It will be open on Monday through Thursdays from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm (but will close at 9:00 pm if no one is taking an exam ending after 9:00 pm).  On Fridays, Exam Central is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Exam Central is NOT OPEN on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please also note - On Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 there are no Free Slots in the mornings, but Exam Central will be open.