General Exam Information

Anonymous Grading / Exam Numbers

To promote objective grading and free exchange in class between students and faculty, Temple Law School uses an anonymous grading system for examinations. Accordingly, you will be assigned a 4 digit exam number each semester to use on exams.

You will receive a new exam number by email at your Temple email address each semester, just prior to the start of the exam period. It is the only identifying information that should be used on exams: you must not reveal your name, TU Id, or social security number. If you do not receive your exam number via email, please pick it up in Exam Central prior to your first exam. You will need to present a photo ID to do so.

You must be careful to avoid any communication with your professors that might compromise the anonymous grading system. Always direct exam questions and concerns to the Office of Student Affairs. For example, you should not discuss any exam conflicts or deferrals with your professors whether they are due to scheduling issues or a sudden illness. Nor should any problem encountered during the exam, such as failure to finish, misreading of the instructions, or forgetting your exam number, be mentioned to your instructor.

Exam Central

During the Fall and Spring examination periods (not during Summer Session), an area called Exam Central is set up to administer exams. Students pick up and return Unscheduled and Take Home Exams in Exam Central, and contact Exam Central in case of emergencies or with any exam related questions. Exam Central will be located on the 2nd floor of the Klein Law Building and will be open on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Exam Central IS NOT OPEN on Saturdays and Sundays.

Honor Code

All examinations are subject to the Law School's Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures. Every student is responsible for being familiar with the Code. Under the Code, all students are obligated to report violations of the Code of which they have personal knowledge. Additionally:

  • Students are not permitted to make duplicate copies of any exam while it is in their possession.
  • The original exam questions must always be returned with the answers.
  • It is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct to knowingly write beyond the permitted time on any exam - scheduled or unscheduled.

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