Current Exam Schedule
Exam schedules for the current or next semester can be found at Registration & Schedules.
Blind Grading Policy
Exams are identified by the exam numbers issued to students, not by student name. You will receive an exam number for each semester prior to your exams. You are instructed not to write your name on any exams or on any answer books.
Students have the option to either write their exams or to take their exams online on their own laptop computers. Students taking their exams online must must bring their own computer with SofTest software previously installed on it, a power cord, and a pen and/or pencil. A network cord is strongly encouraged. An external mouse and keyboard are permitted provided they do not interfere with the students sitting around them. For more information on taking exams online, see online exam procedures.
Unless otherwise specified, law school exams are three-hour exams. There will be no breaks during the exam time.
Starting & Completion Times
Materials Permitted in the Exam Room
Missing a Final Exam
If you miss a final examination, you will receive a grade of XF (50) for the course unless you have a good excuse and inform the Dean's office (402) 280-3330 at your earliest convenience prior to the start of the exam. The deans will determine the adequacy of the excuse offered and the date and time of the make-up examination, if one will be given. Do not call your professor if you miss an examination, as this is inconsistent with the blind grading policy.
The professor in a course in which an examination is missed will decide the content of the make-up exam, if one is to be given, in consultation with the deans.
A student who missed an examination and who is eligible for a make-up examination must avoid learning anything about the content of the missed examination. Violation of this duty is a serious breach of academic discipline and subjects one to the most serious penalties, including possible expulsion.
Students planning to take a retake examination in a course they previously failed must notify Sandy Murnan in the Administrative Suite prior to the beginning of the examination period, i.e., no later than the last day of classes. You will take the examination when it is offered and with the students sitting for the examination in that course for the first time.
Exam Snow Policy
If severe weather presents problems, the decision to close the University rests with the President. During winter storms, if the University will be closed, that message will be available to you if you call (402) 280-5800. University officials will make the decision on whether to close the University by 6:00 a.m. The Public Relations Department will also relay the decision to KFAB radio (AM 1110). You should call the weather emergency number or tune to KFAB between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. to determine if the University is closed. If the University is open, exams will be held. If the University is closed, a message on the Law School voice mail will indicate what steps will be taken with regard to scheduled exams. If the University is closed, call (402) 280-2872 to hear the recorded message. Every effort will be made to hold exams on the scheduled day and time.
Two Exams on the Same Day
If a student has two exams scheduled on the same day, one of those exams will be rescheduled for a later time. The Associate Dean will determine which exam will be rescheduled and the student will be required to sign a form agreeing to avoid learning anything about the contents of the rescheduled exam. Contact the Registrar, Sandy Murnan, to make necessary arrangements prior to the last class day of the semester.