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General Exam Information

Fall 2017 Exam Rooms List: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:30pm

Welcome to the Georgetown University Law Center Examination home page.  

Exams at the Law Center are graded on an anonymous basis. The Student Disciplinary Code states that the "unauthorized breach of anonymity in connection with a blind-graded examination" is a disciplinary violation. Therefore, be sure that you do not reveal your identity as the author of an examination in your answers themselves, in any communications with the professor, or otherwise discuss the substance of the exam with your professor(s) or with any other student from the time the exam is first administered until after grades are published. 

Below, you will find helpful links to common areas of interest regarding exams and their administration.

Spring 2017 Memo on Student Disciplinary Code

Legal Practice Exam Information

Legal Practice Exam Procedures Checklist

Fall 2017 Legal Practice Exam Dates

Evening Section

Thursday, November 9, 2017: Legal Practice In-Class exams for First-Year Part-Time JD Students
Thursday, November 9 - Monday, November 20, 2017: Legal Practice Take-Home exams for First-Year Part-Time JD Students - Take-home exams open on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30pm and close on Monday, Nov. 20 at 5:30pm.

Day Section

Friday, November 10, 2017: Legal Practice In-Class exams for First-Year Full-Time JD Students
Friday, November 10 - Monday, November 20, 2017: Legal Practice Take-Home exams for First-Year Full-Time JD Students - Take-home exams open on Friday, Nov. 10 at 1:00pm and close on Monday, Nov. 20 at 8:30am.

Fall 2017 Final Exam Information

Fall 2017 Final Exams: Tuesday, December 5 - Saturday, December 16, 2017*
*Please check the Online Exam/Paper Management System for the specific exam dates/times set by your professor

Fall 2017 Exam Deferral Dates
Monday, December 18, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spring 2018 Legal Practice Exam Dates

Evening Section

Take-Home exams open to part-time students on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Take-Home exams due from part-time students on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Day Section

Take-Home exams open to full-time students on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Take-Home exams due from full-time students on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Spring 2018 Final Exam Information

Spring 2018 Final Exams: Tuesday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018*
*Please check the Online Exam/Paper Management System for the specific exam dates/times set by your professor

Spring 2018 Exam Deferral Dates (Non-graduating students)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018

In-Class Exam Announcement (Text, Video)

Video and transcription of the announcement played or recited before the administration of every in-class exam.

Exam Template

The blank exam template document required for both in-class and take-home exams unless otherwise instructed by your professor.  Please download the exam template before you sit for any type of exam.

The Law Center's IST department does not recommend use of untested applications for exam taking purposes.  Therefore, you should use MS Word or Apple Pages.  If you choose to use other software applications, you are doing so at your own risk. 

In-Class Exam Procedures

Details regarding examinations administered in the Law Center and important steps to prepare students before, during and after exams are given.

Take-Home Exam Procedures

Details regarding examinations downloaded and uploaded from the online exam system and important steps to prepare students before, during and after these exams are given.

Please also be aware of the Georgetown Law Administrative Sanctions (starting on p. 107 of the Georgetown Law Student Handbook) for students submitting late take-home exams.

Instructions for Removing Personal Information

You may not identify yourself in any way to the professor as the author of an exam until the grades are published. Therefore, you must remove personal identifying information from your exam document. Failure to remove any personal identifying information is an exam violation which will be referred to the Ethics Counsel. This link provides instructions for removing personal information from documents submitted for evaluation.

Laptop Exam Room Instructions

Instructions that are given for preparing your exam template at the beginning and at the end of the exam.

Exam Conflicts and Exam Deferrals

Details regarding the policy on exam conflicts and rescheduling exams.  Exam Deferrals are handled by the Office of the Registrar and not your Professor.

Exam Review

Many faculty return your final exams/papers to the Office of the Registrar for student review.

Online Exam/Paper Management System

Login to the Online Exam/Paper Management System to check your exam number, exam schedule, and to submit papers and exams.

Additional information regarding Exam Deferrals, Exam Conflicts, the Student Disciplinary Code and other Georgetown Law Policies are available in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook.

Contact Information:

Lynda Sanders
Associate Director, Exam Administration
lfs29@law.georgetown.edu
202-662-9228

Office of the Registrar
315 McDonough Hall
lawreg@law.georgetown.edu
202-662-9220


Ethics Counsel
Professor Michael Frisch
415 McDonough Hall
frischm@law.georgetown.edu
202-662-9926

Law Center's Service Desk
McDonough Hall
Room 152
lawhelp@georgetown.edu 
202-662-9284

If you are having a technical problem with your computer contact the Law Center's Service Desk (IST), McDonough Hall, Room 152, lawhelp@georgetown.edu, or 202-662-9284. You may want to contact your computer manufacturer (e.g. Dell, Apple) or internet service provider (e.g. Comcast, Cox, Verizon).

NOTE: In the event that you experience technical difficulty in submitting your exam to the Online Exam/Paper Management System, please email a copy of your exam to examdropbox@law.georgetown.edu.

If a problem arises during the administration of an in-class exam, such as the sudden onset of an illness or a computer malfunction, please notify the proctor immediately and follow the proctor's instructions.

If a problem arises during the administration of a take-home exam, such as the sudden onset of an illness or a computer malfunction, the student must contact the Registrar's Office during business hours.  If the problem arises outside of business hours, the student should leave a message with and/or send an email to the Office of the Registrar at lawreg@georgetown.edu, thereby establishing a record of the timing of the problem.  The Office of the Registrar will follow-up with the student the following business day.

If the problem involves an illness, please contact your local physician or in an emergency situation call 911. 

A student who fails to comply with his or her obligations during the administration of an exam may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.

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