The assistant dean for Student Affairs and the Registrar approve special arrangements, if appropriate, provided the request is received by the deadline each semester. To maintain anonymity, do not contact professors to request re–scheduling or accommodations.
An exam scheduling conflict is defined as two or more examinations in one calendar day. A student with an exam scheduling conflict may request an accommodation by completing the Request for Examination Accommodation Form and submitting it by the deadline (March 31 for spring semester, October 31 for fall semester). If granted, such accommodation will result in one of the conflicting exams being rescheduled for a later date in the exam period at the discretion of the Registrar’s Office. Typically, this is the next available exam administration that will not result in a conflict.
Note: An evening exam followed by a morning exam is not considered an exam conflict. For exam security reasons, an accommodated exam will never be scheduled before the original exam date and time.
If you need special examination arrangements because of a permanent medical condition or documented disability, you must complete a Request for Examination Accommodation Form by the applicable deadline. A paper version of this form is available in the Office of the Law School Registrar. You must first obtain the necessary accommodations approval from the Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC) in Serra Hall, Room 300 and ensure that the DLDRC submits it to the Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs. For final exams, the Request for Exam Accommodation form must be submitted by the above-stated deadlines (March 31 for spring semester, October 31 for fall semester). For midterm exams, the Request for Exam Accommodation form must be submitted at least five business days prior to the exam. If special arrangements are approved for you on a continuing basis for the same reason, you still must complete a Request for Examination Accommodation Form and submit it by the deadline for each subsequent exam period.
If you are a student in the LLM in Comparative Law degree program and if you have been deemed eligible for language accommodation by the office of Graduate and International Programs, complete a Request for Examination Accommodation Form and submit it by the specified deadline.
If you wish to be considered for special examination arrangements due to exigent circumstances such as a temporary medical condition or illness or other unforeseen circumstances, you must complete a Request for Examination Accommodation Form and submit it at least five business days prior to the exam if possible. Accommodations for unforeseen circumstances will be considered only in limited situations, such as the passing of an immediate family member, a critical incident such as a car accident, or an emergent physical issue such as a broken arm. Work commitments do not qualify as exigent circumstances since the final exam schedule is published many months in advance.