Exams

Interim Assessment Requirement for Required Courses

All required courses must include at least two interim assessments counting together at least twenty (20%) of the students’ class grade. Assessments must include multiple choice and essay questions to prepare students for the bar exam.

Please note: All proctored assessments may be no more than one hour in length.  These assessments will be held on Fridays. It is highly likely that students will have more than one assessment on a given Friday. Unless students have two assessments scheduled at the same time, or three assessments in one day, there will be no rescheduling. A student who has such a conflict should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for rescheduling through the on-line request form. Requests to reschedule must be made at least one week prior to any conflict.

Final Exam Rescheduling Policy

1. Course Final Exam Conflicts Rescheduling: A student may have a final exam rescheduled if he or she would otherwise have two or more exams scheduled to start less than twenty-four hours apart.  The student must request the rescheduling using a form from the Office of Academic Affairs (request form) and must receive written confirmation of the rescheduling from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs no later than the last day of that academic term.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may choose which exam to reschedule and when to reschedule it.

Example: If Student Smith has an exam scheduled for Monday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. and another on Tuesday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m., he may have the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs reschedule one of them.  However, if Student Jones has one exam scheduled for Wednesday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. and another exam scheduled for Thursday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m., she does not qualify for rescheduling since the two start times are not less than twenty-four hours apart.

2. Other Rescheduling: In all other circumstances, a student may obtain a rescheduling of an examination only upon the prior, written, discretionary approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Rescheduling an examination in the absence of same-day course exam conflicts is an extraordinary event, and students should expect such requests to be denied in the absence of exceptional circumstances. Requests to reschedule exams based on employment obligations, travel plans, vacation or social commitments, exams on back-to-back days, and the like will almost always fail to qualify as exceptional circumstances.

3. Reschedule Date: The date for the taking of any rescheduled examination shall be set by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students should expect any rescheduled examination to be administered only on the Law School’s designated Exam Conflict Day(s). Exceptions to this scheduling will be exceedingly rare, and students should not anticipate ever being granted a rescheduled examination date that would occur before the date for regularly-scheduled administration of that examination.

4. Conditions: In considering requests for the rescheduling of an examination in the absence of course exam conflicts, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may require such documentation and impose such conditions as the Associate Dean deems proper. No individual faculty member at the Law School may grant a rescheduling.