- Instructions for Take-Home Exams (Spring 2016)
Students: LAW EXAM SCHEDULE CONFLICT? Fill out the form "Petition to Reschedule an Exam." For Spring 2016 they are due by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Noon. Copies are on the 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).
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.
Exam Numbers: (Law, LLMI'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 Graduate students from another Dept. taking a Law course should use their 10 digit student ID# as their exam number.
PASS/FAIL OPTION CHOICES FOR Spring 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)
Note: One Early Exception: Deadline -- Thursday, March 3, 2016 by 11:59 pm if you choose 771-001 Select Topics-Estate Planning (Prof. Erlanger’s) Trusts & Estates I as a pass/fail option choice (because last class for this course is March 3)
The deadline for all other Pass/Fail Option courses is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by 11:59 PM. To choose the Pass/Fail Option for one (or two) of your Spring 2016 courses, go to the Law School website. 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 Spring 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. 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.
GRADES: Spring 2016 Grades are due June 10, 2016.
Starting in early June a list of the Spring 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 Fall 2015 is showing)