Current Exam4 Software Version - Spring 2023 Final Exams
The Exam4 software is now available for Spring 2023 final exams as of April 13.
You must download an updated version of the Exam4 software every semester for each exam period. If you have midterms that use the Exam4 software, you will need to download it twice per semester: once for midterms and once for final exams. The Law School will notify students via email when the updated software is ready for download each semester for midterms and again for final exams.
Reschedule Deadline for Spring 2023 Exams - March 31
Final exams can only be rescheduled in accordance with Law School Rule 6.03. To petition to reschedule a final exam, follow the instructions to "Reschedule Exams Due to Schedule Conflicts" by March 31.
Accommodation Notification Deadline for Spring 2023 Exams - March 31
In order to guarantee accommodations for final exams, the Law School must receive your Faculty Notification Letters via McBurney Connect by March 31. After that date, accommodations cannot be guaranteed, as the Law School may not have sufficient time for preparation.
Reminder! Take-Home Exam Changes
As of the Spring 2022 term, you must use the Exam4 software (instead of any word processor) to prepare and submit your take-home exams. Review the Take-Home Exam Instructions and Exam4 Software Instructions pages for more information.
Last updated: 4/13/2023
The Spring 2023 exam period is Saturday, April 29 through Thursday, May 11.
Proctored Exam Info
Proctored exams are administered in-person at the Law School and promptly begin on the scheduled date at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time), unless otherwise indicated on the Exam Schedule. We suggest planning to arrive to your exam room at least 15 minutes before your exam begins.
Take-Home Exam Info
Take-home exams are administered remotely. You will access the questions via the Exam4 website, and you will prepare and submit your response using the Exam4 software.
- Date-specific take-home exams:
- Available for download from the Exam4 website from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the assigned date.
- The clock will begin to run as soon as you have accessed your exam via the Exam4 website. You must prepare and submit your response via the Exam4 software by the end your allotted time (set by your instructor) or by 11:59 p.m. on that day, whichever comes first.
- Anytime take-home exams:
- Available for download from the Exam4 website from 12:01 a.m. on the first day of the exam period to 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the exam period.
- The clock will begin to run as soon as you have accessed your exam via the Exam4 website. You must prepare and submit your response via the Exam4 software by the end your allotted time (set by your instructor) or by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the exam period, whichever comes first.
It is important to plan your take-home exam start time accordingly so that you have your full time. For example, if you have an 8-hour specific-date take-home exam, and you start it at 6 p.m., it will still be due at 11:59 p.m., even though you have not used the full 8 hours. The same is true for anytime take-home exams - the final deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the exam period, so be sure to start early enough to get your full time.
To the extent possible, we strongly encourage you to take your take-home exams during normal business hours, as Law School staff and the Law School Help Desk may not be available after hours.
All times are listed in Central Time.
Proctored exams promptly begin on the scheduled date at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. We suggest planning to arrive to your exam room at least 15 minutes before your exam begins.
Take-home exam availability depends on whether the exam is date-specific or may be taken anytime during the exam period.
*Exams that require the use of the Exam4 software:
If "Yes" is listed in this column, you are required to use the Exam4 software, either because: (1) it is a take-home exam and all take-home exams use the Exam4 software; or (2) it is a proctored exam that uses the Exam4 Multiple-Choice feature ("MC feature") and you cannot opt to handwrite exams that use the Exam4 Multiple-Choice feature, because you must use the Multiple-Choice feature within the Exam4 software for all multiple-choice and/or true/false questions on the exam.
If "Optional" is listed in this column, you have the option to handwrite your exam OR use the Exam4 software to type your exam.
**Restrictions on hardcopy materials: Because take-home exams are not proctored, there are no restrictions on hardcopy materials. Thus, "n/a" is listed in this column for all take-home exams. For an explanation of the various restrictions on hardcopy materials, please visit the Proctored Exam Instructions page.