Spring 2021 Final Exam Procedures

Exam Period - April 26 - May 3 (for graduates) or May 5 (all others)


  • April 26, 9:00 am CT - all upper level exams are available via Exam 4
  • May 3, 5:00 pm CT - all exams for May graduates must be completed
  • May 5, noon CT - all other upper level exams must be completed


All first year exams will be available from 12:01 am CT to 11:59 pm CT on the days indicated below. Exams are to be taken within that 24-hour window on the designated date, but must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 pm CT. Time limitations will apply as determined by your professor.

  • Tuesday, April 27 - Civil Procedure
  • Friday, April 30 - Property
  • Monday, May 3 - Contracts
  • Wednesday, May 5 - International Perspectives

Exam Numbers

All exams are graded anonymously by assigned exam number. New exam numbers have been assigned for the spring semester and are necessary to access your exams in Exam 4. Exam numbers are available on the College of Law Resources Canvas page under GRADES. The column titled spring Exam Numbers lists a 3-digit number (score) that you will use for your spring 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 Marc Pearce 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 Marc Pearce 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 Marc Pearce, or if you cannot reach him, 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 Marc Pearce or Vicki Lill.