The anonymous grading system promotes objective grading and encourages free interchanges in class between faculty and students. DO NOT contact your professor about scheduling or processing of exams; it will compromise the anonymity of the grading system.
You will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office each semester prior to exams. If you cannot find the email, email email@example.com to request your code again. Do not write your name or any other identifying information on your exam. If you forget your number, the Exam Coordinator or the Law School Registrar will be able to provide you with your number upon showing of appropriate identification.
Blake Stemen, the Assistant Registrar, is the Exam Coordinator. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via email@example.com. His office is located in the Administrative Suite in 209 Sullivan. During exams, he will be found in the Exam Office located in room C7. The phone number is 206-398-4331.
An exam schedule is available online. Each day's exams will also be posted outside the Exam Office, C7, during the exam period. Exam Office hours will also be posted there.
For in-person exams, students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to take the exam. If you choose to write your exam, you will be supplied with blue books, scratch paper, and an objective answer sheet (if applicable). Students using a laptop will still be given scratch paper and objective answer sheets as appropriate.
If it is a closed book exam, you may bring only pens and pencils (most faculty require that you write your exams in blue or black ink). If it is an open-book exam, your professor will give you specific instructions as to what you may bring to the exam. Some students find it helpful to use earplugs, which are provided in proctored exams. You may not bring any additional devices. You cannot eat in the exam room, but you are welcome to bring a packaged snack and eat it outside of the room during the exam, although this will count against your time. All beverages must have lids. All electronic devices (including watches, pagers, or cell phones) must be turned off and placed at the front of the room with your backpack, messenger bag, or other bag.
Refer to Exam Policies and Procedures for a helpful table of what is and is not allowed.
If during an exam, you become so seriously ill that you cannot complete the test, you must notify the proctor of the nature and seriousness of the illness. The proctor will note the time and your exam number and collect the exam and any written work. You will then report to the Exam Coordinator for further instructions. Remember, it is better to defer an exam than to start it and have to leave.
All students are subject to the Seattle University School of Law Academic Integrity Code. It is a violation of the Code to give, seek or receive information, answers or solutions to exams; to divulge questions or answers, or comment upon the substantive nature of the exam under circumstances in which a person could use the information to improve their performance on the same exam; to use resources not authorized by the faculty member; either to discuss a take-home exam with another person or to work with another person on a take-home exam without the faculty member's permission; to violate any other rules established to ensure the integrity of the exam; except when authorized by a faculty member, to enter a faculty office, secretarial area, or other areas with the intent to obtain a copy of an exam. A copy of the Academic Integrity Code is included in the Student Handbook beginning on page 106.
Dean DiBiase is responsible for the overall administration of exams at the Law School. You can reach Dean DiBiase or her assistant Deann Ketchum at 206-398-4307 or 206-398-4302. You may also contact the Exam Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Registrar & Exam Coordinator
Location: SLLH C7
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.
A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.