- Instructions for Take-Home Exams - (Fall 2016)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL STUDENTS SHOULD READ: (FALL 2016)
EMERGENCIES and/or PERSONAL PROBLEMS DURING EXAMS: If you have an emergency that prevents you from taking an examination, or a personal problem (illness before or during the exam, inability to return a take-home exam on time, etc.) you must call or text MIKE HALL immediately ((608) 890-0115 (office) or (608) 215-7134 (cell)). Please leave a detailed message. DO NOT CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR. DO NOT try to solve the problem by writing a note on your exam. NEVER delay until you receive your grade.
Students: EXAM SCHEDULE CONFLICT? Fill out the form "Petition to Reschedule an Exam." For Fall 2016, the due date will be November 14, 2016 for the form. Copies are on outside door of Rm. 5110A or you can fill it out on the Law School website at: http://law.wisc.edu/current/forms.htm It must be approved by Mike Hall, Director of Student Life, and submitted to him in Rm. 5101 or placed in his mailbox. Mike Hall will review your petition, notify you and return a decision as soon as possible. If approved, Mike will later have Jane Ford Bennett email you as to the date, time and place for your rescheduled exam(s).
PASS/FAIL OPTION CHOICES FOR FALL 2016: For 2Ls
and 3Ls only. You may choose a Law course as your pass/fail option
choice only two times during your entire law school career. (Visiting
Law students are not allowed the pass/fail option choice) The pass/fail option due date is Thursday, December 8, 2016 by 11:59 pm. There is one exception: Prof. Schweitzer's Law 922 SP Jurisprudence: Survey of Legal Systems, the pass/fail option due date for this course is Monday, Dec. 5 by 11:59 pm.
To choose the Pass/Fail Option for one (or two) of your Fall 2016 courses, go to the Law School website. Note: The link is at https://secure.law.wisc.edu/grades/pf/
After you log-in using your Net ID and Password, the site will show only your current courses for Fall 2016 that are eligible for the Pass/Fail Option. Follow all directions and, for full information on the operation of the Pass/Fail Option, please see the online Law School Rule 2.03 and Read This First, section 9.3 for more information.
To be eligible to use the Pass/Fail Option choice, you must have earned 25 or more Law School credits prior to this semester, and have used less than 2 Pass/Fail Options during your Law School career.
Note: Taking advantage of the Pass/Fail Option may affect your eligibility for Dean’s List and for Order of the Coif.
Exam Numbers: (Law, LLM-LI's, Visiting Law & Law Exchange students) Make sure you have your correct exam number. Go to http://law.wisc.edu/help/my.php Enter your user name and password. Or, go to the Main Office, Rm. 5110, Monday-Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm (you'll need your Student ID card). If no one is in the Main Office, see Jane Ford Bennett, Rm 5110A. Only Non-Law students from another Dept. taking a Law course should use their 10 digit student ID# as their exam number.
GRADES: Fall Final Grades are due January 20, 2017. Starting late early January a list of the Fall 2016 courses in alpha order by the name of the course indicating the date grades were sent electronically to the UW Registrar will be on the Law School's website below:
(currently the Summer 2016 courses are showing)