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Examination Policies

Each instructor determines if a course will require a written examination at the end of the semester. An examination may be either scheduled or unscheduled. The Registrar’s Office, at the time of pre-registration, makes available information on examinations for all courses offered the next year. A schedule of examinations and a list of courses with unscheduled examinations or paper or other requirements is distributed with the registration materials.

Because the examination schedule is available at the time students register, each student is responsible for his/her examination schedule. Students must make sure they are not scheduled for two exams at the same time, as the Registrar’s Office does not check this.

Students must take exams in accordance with the designated classroom schedules. Students may not take exams in the library or any other place not specifically designated by the Registrar.

Students must not discuss examinations with anyone, even other people who have taken the exam.

Unscheduled exams are available in the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the exam period through the two-week exam period. An instructor may, if he or she desires, make an unscheduled examination available before the examination period but no earlier than reading period. Unscheduled exams may be picked up at the Registrar’s Office between 8:30-9:00 a.m.; 1:00-1:30 p.m.; 6:00-6:30 p.m. each weekday of the fall and spring exam periods. Unscheduled exams may be picked up or returned on designated Saturdays only (see the exam schedule). Unscheduled exams are time stamped only at the Registrar’s Office to ensure maintenance of exam time limits. Unscheduled exams are returned in the manila envelope.

You may find more information about Examination Policies at:http://law.lclark.edu/dept/lawreg/exampolicies.html Exam schedule info:http://law.lclark.edu/dept/lawreg/final_exams.html

Exam Numbers (have your exam number and ID when you pick up your exams)

To maintain confidentiality and fairness in grading, students use exams numbers on exams. Each semester, a new and unique number is randomly assigned by computer to each student registered. The exam numbers are available by mid-semester. Students can find their exam number on Web Advisor. Choose semester needed. More information about Web Advisor can be found at: http://law.lclark.edu/dept/lawreg/web_advisor_info.html

Exam Clock

In the section on Honor Code it states that overstaying the time limit on an examination is a violation of the Honor Code. In order to maintain fairness when clocking in an exam, all blue books, exam instructions, questions and other material pertinent to the exam must be in the manila envelope before the envelope will be clocked in. Be sure you have the test completed and exam questions in packet when you return to the Registrar’s Office.

Failure to Take Examination

Failure to take a final examination without either prior permission or the existence of exceptional extenuating circumstances making it impossible to obtain such permission will result in a grade of F for such course work. A student who finds himself or herself in extraordinary circumstances and potentially unable to take an examination when scheduled, must contact the Associate Dean Libby Davis eadavis@lclark.edu to see if special arrangements are possible.