UNH Law Registrar - Exam Schedules & Information
Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule (Web updated 3/23/16)
Exam Accommodations for ESL Students (English as a Second Language) Form
UNH Law's Electronic Exam Policy: UNH Law students have the option of using Electronic Bluebook (EBB) software to type their final exams. EBB, offered by CompuTest, LLC, is fully compatible with macs.
The option of taking exams via laptops is offered to students as a convenience and privilege, not as a right. Making sure your equipment is in good working order and knowing how to use the program is the student's responsibility. Students choose this option at their own risk and should be prepared to hand write their exam in case of an unforseen problem.
Please note the following:
1. Any attempt to disable or tamper with the security features of EBB will result in an Honor Code complaint being lodged against the student.
2. If, for any reason, a student cannot continue typing their exam using EBB software, he or she must hand write the remainder of the exam.
3. On exam day, students must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of an exam. Laptops must be turned on and running EBB at least 10 minutes prior to the start of an exam. If EBB is not running 10 minutes prior to the start of an exam, said exam must be written by hand.
4. Only essay portions of an exam will be administered on EBB. EBB will not be offered for take home exams.
5. Use of EBB for exams is at the professor's discretion.
The Student Handbook is a wealth of information containing policies, procedures, academic rules & course descriptions generally used by the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The responses below are abbreviated. For more information, refer to the Student Handbook (PDF).
Do I submit my exam or work product by name or exam number?
Academic Rule III.A.(2).
You will submit the majority of your work by exam number for anonymous grading. In courses which require substantial feedback on your written work product, you may be asked to submit your work by name. Please be certain you have a clear understanding of how your professor would like the work submitted.
How do I get an exam number?
Academic Rule IV.A.
At the start of each semester and summer session, you must stop by the Registrar's Office and select a new exam number.
If English is not my native language, am I eligible to receive additional time on exams?
Students for whom English is a second language may be eligible for additional time on in–class exams. See Academic Rule III.F.(9). Any student requesting extra time under this provision must:
(a) be from a foreign country other than Australia, a British Commonwealth territory, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, the Phillippines, or U.S. Territories and possessions; and,
(b) have taken a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within two years of being accepted to UNH School of Law.
A student meeting the requirement of subdivision (a) and receiving a score on the Computer Based Test (CBT) of 263 or below, is entitled to receive extra time for the first four semesters at UNH School of Law. The student will receive 50 percent additional time for each exam during the first two semesters of study and 25 percent additional time for each exam during the third and fourth semesters of study. No extra time is permitted for the fifth and sixth semester of study.
Students for whom English is not a first language will be permitted to use a dictionary while taking exams. The dictionary is to be purchased by the student. Paper dictionaries may not contain additional writing in any language. Paper dictionaries which do contain additional writing may not be used in the exam, except for open–book exams. Electronic dictionaries must be dedicated dictionaries and may not contain other programs or communication devices. Students verified as ESL retain the right to use a dictionary throughout the student's law school career, whether or not the student is still entitled to extra time on exams.
Students must submit their application for additional time on exams to the Registrar's Office by the start of the third week of class. ESL Accommodation forms are available on the UNH School of Law website or in the Registrar's Office. Once a student has been approved for additional time on exams, this accommodation extends throughout their academic career at UNH School of Law.
Academic Rule III.C.D–F.
Typically the only time an exam is rescheduled is when a student has two exams on the same day. If the student has extraordinary or compelling reasons, beyond the student's control, why s/he cannot take an exam as scheduled, you must contact the Assistant Dean for Student Services. Requests to reschedule exams must be made before the deadline stated on the Academic Calendar.
Can I pick up a take–home exam from the Registrar's Office or return one for my classmate?
Academic Rule III.F.(5)(b).
Take–home exams must be picked up and returned to the Registrar's Office by the individual student.
How late may I submit exams or papers to the Registrar's Office?
All take–home exams or papers must be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on the due date unless a different time has been set by the professor. Often exams or papers are due by 8:30 a.m. and the Registrar's Office will open no later than 8:00 a.m. to accommodate those students.
Can I email my paper or exam to the Registrar's Office?
If there are compelling reasons preventing the student from submitting his/her paper in person, the Registrar will consider accepting the exam or paper by email.
Why do you have to hold certain assignments/exams for one year?
Academic Rule III.H.(1)&(2).
Work products worth greater than 33% toward your final grade must be held for one full year in the Registrar's Office. Approximately 6 weeks after the final exam period, the Registrar will send out a notice indicating the hours that students may stop by to review their work products. It is the individual faculty member's discretion whether or not to release the work product for photocopying.