Fall 2021 Final Exam Procedures

Exam Period - December 6-15

UPPERCLASS EXAMS (all exams are in-person finals unless otherwise indicated by the instructor):

  • Monday, December 6 - 8:00 am
    • Mediation - Blankley
  • Monday, December 6 - 8:30 am
    • Individual Income Tax - Thimmesch
    • Partnership Tax - Moll
    • Construction Law - Heusinger/Svane
  • Tuesday, December 7 - 8:30 am
    • Constitutional Law I - Potuto
  • Tuesday, December 7 - 1:00 pm
    • Estate Planning - Janssen
    • Platforms: Speech & Media - Langvardt
    • Securities Regulation - Tierney
  • Wednesday, December 8 - 8:30 am
    • Constiutional Law I - Langvardt
  • Thursday, December 9 - 8:30 am
    • Real Estate Transactions - Medill
    • State & Local Tax - Thimmesch
    • Statutory Interpretation - Berger
  • Thursday, December 9 - 1:00 pm
    • First Amendment Law - Duncan
    • Employment Law - Willborn
    • National Security Law - Beard
    • Unfair Competition - Denicola
  • Friday, December 10 - 8:30 am
    • Evidence - Moberly
  • Monday, December 13 - 8:00 am
    • Business Associations - Tierney
  • Monday, December 13 - 8:30 am
    • International Cyber Security - Beard
    • Labor Law - Willborn
  • Tuesday, December 14 - 8:30 am
    • Wills & Trusts - Janssen
    • Natural Resources Law - Centner
  • Tuesday, December 14 - 1:00 pm
    • Constitutional History - Berger
    • Patent Law - Sheppard
  • Wednesday, December 15 - 8:30 am
    • International Law - Schaefer
    • Legal Profession - Blankley

FIRST YEAR EXAMS (all first year exams begin at 1:00 pm):

  • Monday, December 6 - Contracts
  • Wednesday, December 8 - Torts
  • Friday, December 10 - Civil Procedure
  • Monday, December 13 - Criminal Law
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Property
Exam Numbers

All exams are graded anonymously by assigned exam number. New exam numbers have been assigned for the fall semester and are necessary get to pick up your exams or to access your exam if distributed via Exam 4. Exam numbers are available on the College of Law Resources Canvas page under GRADES. The column titled Fall Exam Numbers lists a 3-digit number (score) that you will use for your fall semester exams.  All students who will be taking final exams, including graduate students, must have an exam number.

Honor Code

There are no proctors. Students are on their honor. If you see, or know of, someone doing something that he or she should not be doing—for example, consulting sources students are not authorized to consult—it is your obligation to report that student either to Molly Brummond or to any member of the Student-Faculty Honor Committee.

You are now members of a self-policing profession. You will be treated as such and will be expected to behave as such. Violations of the Honor Code—however trivial they may seem—will not be taken lightly. The Honor Code is available on the Law College website under Current Students. You should review it before exams begin.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your time and submit your exam electronically before your time expires. Failure to do so may result in an Honor Code violation.

Exam-Taking Materials

Students who do not have laptops or have an emergency need for a laptop may reserve one by contacting Vicki Lill. The library has a limited number of laptops available for check out. Students who have laptops may not use one of the library laptops for an exam.

Identifying Yourself

For exams on Exam 4, you will log in with your exam number. When we print your exam answer, the software will automatically add a header with your exam number, course name, professor’s name and page number on each page and you do not need to worry about typing that as part of your answer. If you are not using Exam 4 (e.g., for a paper final), you must set up a cover sheet or headers and footers with your exam number, the name of the class and your professor’s name.

Computer problems during an exam

If you experience computer problems during an exam, you should switch to writing immediately. We will not give you extra time because you had a problem. Everything you have typed using Exam 4 will be retrievable.

Turning in Your Answers and Exams

Exams taken using Exam 4 will be submitted electronically to the server. You should verify successful submission by going to http://lawexams01.unl.edu. If you do not see your exam number listed under the course name, there is a problem with the submission and you should contact Molly Brummond or Vicki Lill immediately.

Quiet Please!

During the entire exam period, we want the Law College to be as quiet as possible. Please remember that as you pass through or spend time in the lobby, library, student lounge and halls.

Emergencies & Rescheduling Exams

If you find yourself in an emergency situation on the day of your exam, contact Molly Brummond, or if you cannot reach her, contact Vicki Lill. An exam can be rescheduled for special circumstances beyond your control that affect your capacity to take the exam at the regularly scheduled time. Examples of these circumstances include: serious illness, car accident, birth of a child and death of a family member.

Study Rooms

To reserve a study room, go to the room reservation system website: https://unlscheduling.nebraska.edu/Default.aspx

The rooms are locked shortly before 5 pm. Students who are using the rooms after 5 pm must sign the sheet at the library circulation desk and unlock the room with the key from the library circulation desk. Students are responsible for re-locking the room when finished and signing the sheet at the library circulation desk affirming that they have done so. Students who are in one of the rooms before 5 pm and are using the room after that time, will be asked to leave and must obtain the key from the library desk to unlock the room. We require this procedure to make sure that students understand the importance of locking these rooms. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY NOT USE THE COMPUTER OR ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT IN ANY OF THE ROOMS. Students who do not comply with these policies will forfeit the ability to reserve rooms.


If you have any questions about these policies and procedures, contact Molly Brummond or Vicki Lill.