Last updated: 04/15/21

General Information

Exam Period

The exam period for the Spring 2021 semester is Saturday, April 24 through Friday, May 7.

Exam Schedule Conflict

  • Fill out the form "Petition to Reschedule an Exam." Download the form from the Law School's Forms.
  • For Spring 2021, the due date for the form is Monday, March 29 at 4:00 PM.
  • Submit your form for approval to Emily Kite, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, via email at emily.kite@wisc.edu.
  • 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: emily.kite@wisc.edu.
  • 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.

Exam Faqs

Please review the Student FAQs for more information about Spring 2021 final exams. 

Exam Schedules

Proctored Exams

Last updated: 04/14/21

Exam Tools

Exam Numbers

(Law, LLM-LI's, Visiting Law & Law Exchange students)

Make sure you have your correct exam number. Please follow these instructions to retreive your exam number: 

  1. Go to https://law.wisc.edu/help/my.php
  2. 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.

Pass/Fail Option

The Pass/Fail Option deadlines for Spring 2021 vary by course as follows: 

COURSE & SECTION FACULTY COURSE NAME Option Opens Deadline
771-001 & 771-002 Maier Trusts & Estates (1st half of the term) Friday, February 5 Wednesday, March 3 at 11:59 p.m.
772-001 Hannon Use of Trusts in Estate Planning Friday, February 5  Wednesday, March 3 at 11:59 p.m.
All other PF Option courses Varies Varies Tuesday, March 9 Wednesday, April 21 at 11:59 p.m.

To be eligible to use the Pass/Fail Option this semester, 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.

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.

Choosing the Pass/Fail Option will NOT impact your graduation or Wisconsin Diploma Privilege progress. However, choosing the Pass/Fail Option may affect your eligibility for Dean's List and Order of the Coif. You'll find more information about Dean's List and Order of the Coif eligibility in the Student Handbook section 9.7.2  and section 9.7.4, along with Law School Rule 8.05 and Appendix D

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

Please visit the following website if you would like to choose the Pass/Fail Option for an eligible course this semesterhttps://secure.law.wisc.edu/grades/pf/

After logging in with your NetID and password, you will see:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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,” that means it's been applied to the course and 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.
  3. 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 help@law.wisc.edu.

GRADES

Spring 2021 Final Grades are due by June 4.

Starting in late May, an alphabetical list of the Spring 2021 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. 

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