Fall 2013 Exam Schedules
The faculty have adopted the following examination conflict policy.
A student will be excused from an examination that is scheduled to take place on a religious holiday that the student observes or an examination that is part of a schedule of:
- 3 examinations on three consecutive days of the examination period's first calendar week.
- 3 examinations on three consecutive days of the examination period's second calendar week, if the third examination concludes no later than 48 hours after commencement of the first.
- 2 examinations on one day
- 1 examination on each of 4 consecutive calendar days
In the case of 3 consecutive examinations, the middle examination will be rescheduled. In the case of 2 examinations in one day, either examination may be rescheduled. In the case of 4 consecutive examinations, either the second or third examination will be rescheduled.
The date of the rescheduled examination will be as close to the originally scheduled date, and ordinarily it will be neither more than one day earlier nor more than five days later. All rescheduling must be coordinated with the Registrar's Office (on the 4th floor) and will be subject to administrative considerations.
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When you sit down to take your tests, you'll be asked to put aside whatever cultural norms you've grown accustomed to from your home countries and abide by the rules governing how we administer exams at BU Law. Your exams (as with all student exams) will be supervised by a proctor. The proctor will ask you to comply with the following. Please do so.
1. Sit every other seat during the exam (no sitting next to each other).
2. No talking during the exam.
3. Only one person at a time (one male and one female) will be allowed to leave the exam room to use the restrooms. You must sign your name on the blackboard when you leave and erase it when you return. If there is an emergency, please discuss this with the proctor. You'll be allowed to leave to room only to use the restrooms -- not to have a smoke, or do anything else.
4. You are not allowed to share any books or other materials -- or otherwise communicate with each other in any way -- during the exam. This means under no circumstances can you talk with each other, pass notes, etc. PLEASE DON'T EVEN THINK OF TALKING TO EACH OTHER DURING A TEST.
5. You must stop writing when time is called. It will be tempting to continue working, but PLEASE don't.
6. As for what you can bring into the exams, the proctor will tell you whether your exam is "closed book," "open book," or "restricted open book" and announce what materials are allowed if the exam is "restricted open book." You should find out ahead of time whether your exams are open, closed, or restricted open book and what materials you can bring.
7. You are allowed to bring in a regular (non-legal) English-foreign language dictionary and a regular English dictionary to all your exams, even to your closed book exams. These books must not contain any handwritten notes if you bring them into a closed book exam. You cannot bring in an English/foreign law dictionary unless the exam is a restricted open book exam and the professor has allowed for this, or unless the exam is a completely open book exam. You cannot bring in any kind of electronic devise, such as an electronic dictionary, even into open book exams.
8. During the exam period, the proctor will write the remaining time on the board at regular intervals. Because several different exams may be administered in the room at the same time, please pay close attention to the remaining time for YOUR exam -- not one of the other exams being administered.
9. When your exam is over, you'll be required to turn in all exam materials, including the exam questions. DO NOT LEAVE THE EXAM ROOM WITH THE EXAM QUESTIONS. If you finish an exam early, please try to leave the room quietly out of courtesy to others who still might be working.
10. Because all exams are graded on an anonymous "blind" basis, it is improper for you to contact your professors after you've taken an exam and to communicate information that reveals the identity of your exam. For example, if you accidentally missed seeing three questions on the test, don't seek out the professor to tell him/her this.
Please understand that violation of these rules and those set forth in the Academic Regulations may subject you to disciplinary action, including possible expulsion. It goes without saying that this is something we all want to avoid.
Past exams (without the anwers!) for several but not all BU Law classes are available at the BU Law Library.