Spring 2018 Exam Information

(as of 5/8/18)



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 contact Kevin Kelly, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs at 608-262-4041 (office) as soon as possible after the problem arises. Please leave a detailed message; on weekends/evenings, call 608-262-4041 (call will forward to Dean Kelly). If you are in the Law Building: go see Dean Kelly in Room 5105; during weekend exams, go to the Main Office front desk on the 5th floor.   Dean Kelly's email is kevinkelly@wisc.eduDO 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.

You are expected to take your finals at the scheduled times unless there is some "extraordinary and compelling circumstance." Please refer to Law School Rule 6.03 for specific information about rescheduling. Please contact Associate Dean Kelly if you have questions.  Unless Emily Kite has already made exam rescheduling arrangements with you, you must call Dean Kelly prior to the time of your scheduled final if a health, family, or other type of emergency prevents you from taking an exam. Please be sure that you have Dean Kelly’s contact information in your phone: 608-262-4041.
   Students needing special exam accommodations or rescheduling may be required to provide documentation from a health care provider or, for instance, in the event of a family emergency, death, or funeral, some form of verification.
   If approved, Kevin Kelly will notify you. Kevin will  have Jane Ford Bennett email you as to the date, time and place for your rescheduled exam(s). 
   Because of blind grading, we ask that you do not contact professors about rescheduling exams. As of now, Dean Kelly is the initial contact for all Law exam rescheduling issues.

PASS/FAIL OPTION CHOICES FOR SPRING 2018: For 2Ls and 3Ls only. 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. (Visiting Law students are not allowed the pass/fail option choice.)  **Note: One Early Exception: Deadline -- Friday, March 9, 2018 by 11:59 pm if you choose 771-001 (Prof. Erlanger’s) Trusts & Estates I as a pass/fail option choice (last class for this course is March 6 and exam is Sunday, March 10.)
    The deadline for all other Pass/Fail Option courses is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM. To choose the Pass/Fail Option for one (or two) of your Spring 2018 courses, go to the Law School website. The link will be 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 Spring 2018 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. Note: Taking advantage of the Pass/Fail Option may affect your eligibility for Dean’s List and for Order of the Coif. See Read This First 9.7.2 and 9.7.4 along with Law School Rule 8.05 Dean’s List and Law School Rule Appendix D 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: Spring Final Grades are due June 8, 2018. Starting mid May a list of the Spring 2018 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 Fall 2017 courses are showing) 

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