Final Exam Scheduling Conflicts

Each student should review the final examination schedule posted on the Law School website for scheduling conflicts. A final examination scheduling conflict occurs when

There is a direct conflict in the scheduling of final examinations in two or more courses in which the student is enrolled.

The student is enrolled in three or more courses, each carrying more than one hour of credit, for which examinations are schedule within a 36-hour period over two calendar days. In such circumstances, the examination to be rescheduled shall be the middle examination.

(Law School Rule 3-16(2)(b) and (c)).

Examinations that qualify for rescheduling under this rule will be rescheduled for the next available time that does not create a new conflict under this rule, which may be on a weekend or a date after the official close of the reading and examination period. No examination shall be rescheduled for a time prior to the regularly scheduled examination. (Law School Rule 3-16(2)(d)). In light of the examination rescheduling policy, students should schedule travel for the winter or summer break to begin on a date after the end of the reading and examination period.

Students who have a scheduling conflict must complete the Request to Reschedule Examination form and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs for approval by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs or the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising.


EXAMPLE 1:

A student is enrolled in Evidence and Federal Income Tax, both of which have an examination scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at 1:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 22 - Existing Exam Schedule

1:30pm
245.02 Evidence
326.01 Federal Income Tax

SOLUTION: One of these examinations will be rescheduled for the next available examination slot, which is 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 23:

Tuesday, April 22 - Revised Exam Schedule

1:30pm
245.02 Evidence

Wednesday, April 23

8:30am
326.01 Federal Income Tax

 

EXAMPLE 2:

A student is enrolled in Employment Discrimination, which has an examination scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 8:30 am, Trusts and Estates, which has an examination scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 1:30 pm, and Corporate Finance, which has an examination scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at 8:30 am.

Wednesday, April 23 - Existing Schedule

8:30am
232.01 Employment Discrimination
1:30pm
295.01 Trusts and Estates

Thursday, April 24

1:30pm
206.01 International Arbitration

SOLUTION: The middle examination (Trusts and Estates) will be moved to the next available examination slot that does not create a new conflict which is 8:30 am Friday, April 25.

Wednesday, April 23 - Revised Schedule

8:30am
232.01 Employment Discrimination

Thursday, April 24

1:30pm
206.01 International Arbitration

Friday, April 25

8:30am
295.01 Trusts and Estates