Last updated: 11/30/20
The exam period for the Fall 2020 semester is Saturday, December 5 through Friday, December 18.
Exam Schedule Conflict
- Fill out the form "Petition to Reschedule an Exam." Download the form from the Law School's Forms.
- For Fall 2020, the due date for the form is Friday, November 13 at 4:00 PM.
- Submit your form for approval to Emily Kite, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, via email at email@example.com.
- Dean Kite will review your petition, notify you of any follow up inquiries, and return a decision as soon as possible.
- If approved, Dean Kite will email you the date, time and place for your rescheduled exam(s).
Emergencies and/or Personal Problems
- 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 Emily Kite, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at 608-405-2033 (cell). Please leave a detailed message.
- On weekends/evenings, use e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Please review the Student FAQs for more information about Fall 2020 final exams.
Last updated: 11/20/20
- Exam Software (Exam4) - NOTE: you do NOT need to download the Exam4 Software for any Fall 2020 exams.
- Exam Archive (NetID Required)
- Exam Number and Law Network ID
- Exam Policies
Exam ID Numbers
(Law, LLM-LI's, Visiting Law & Law Exchange students)
Make sure you have your correct exam ID number. Please follow these instructions to retreive your exam ID number:
- Go to https://law.wisc.edu/help/my.php
- Enter your user name and password.
Only Non-Law students from another department taking a Law course should use their 10 digit student ID# as their exam number.
The Pass/Fail Option deadlines for Fall 2020 vary by course as follows:
|COURSE & SECTION NUMBER||FACULTY||COURSE NAME||Option Opens||Deadline|
|950-001||Luehrs; Paz; Atapattu||European Union Law||Thursday, September 17||Thursday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m.|
|All other PF Option courses||Varies||Varies||Wednesday, October 21||Thursday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m.|
To be eligible to use the Pass/Fail Option for an eligible course, you must be a J.D. student, have earned 25 or more Law School credits prior to this semester, and have used fewer than two Pass/Fail Options so far in your Law School career.
(Note: Spring 2020 courses that used SD (“Satisfactory-Disruption”)/UD (”Unsatisfactory-Disruption”) grades do NOT count as exercising the Pass/Fail Option; similarly, any mandatory pass/fail courses (shown as “PF only” on the course schedule) also do NOT count as exercising the Pass/Fail Option.)
The following chart summarizes how the Pass/Fail Option operates:
|Law School letter grade reported by instructor||Grade recorded on transcript if use Pass/Fail Option||Factored into your GPA?||Counts as one of your two Pass-Fail Options?|
|B+, A-, A, or A+||B+, A-, A, or A+||Yes||Yes|
|C, C+, B-, or B||S||No||Yes|
|F, D-, D, D+, or C-||F, D-, D, D+, or C-||Yes||Yes|
For more information on the operation of the Pass/Fail Option, see the Student Handbook section 9.3 and Law School Rule 2.03. For more information about how the Pass/Fail Option may affect your eligibility for Dean's List and Order of the Coif, see the Student Handbook section 9.7.2 and section 9.7.4, along with Law School Rule 8.05 and Appendix D.
Please visit the following website if you would like to choose the Pass/Fail Option for an eligible course this semester: https://secure.law.wisc.edu/grades/pf/
After logging in with your NetID and password, you will see:
- Course(s) ELIGIBLE for Pass/Fail Option: these are the courses that you are eligible to choose the Pass/Fail Option for this semester only.
- Course(s) APPLIED for Pass/Fail Option: these are course(s) that you have already chosen as a Pass/Fail Option for this semester only. If you choose the Pass/Fail Option for a course this semester and it appears here as “applied,” then your option is confirmed (and you will NOT receive any further confirmation). If you choose the Pass/Fail Option for a course, you may cancel it until the deadline. If canceled, you may re-request the Pass/Fail Option until the deadline.
- Course(s) PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED for Pass/Fail Option: these are course(s) you chose as a Pass/FailOption in a previous semester, if applicable. If you haven't chosen any Pass/Fail Options in your Law School career, you will see "No previous pass/fail confirmations found."
If you have any technical issues, please contact the Law School Help Desk at email@example.com.
Fall 2020 Final Grades are due by January 7.
Starting in late December, an alphabetical list of the Fall 2020 courses for which grades have been submitted to the UW Registrar will be on the Law School's website:
Please note that grades from the previous semester will appear on this list until at least one course from this semester has reported grades. Courses will appear on this list only after the grades are submitted to the UW Registrar, and it may take several business days before students can access those grades on their Student Center.