Overview

Law School examinations are given during a period (normally two weeks) at the end of the term. The Registrar's Office administers all examinations. Do not contact the instructor.

Information about the final exam can be found on YLS:Courses by clicking on Exam Schedule for the term. Additional exam details can be found in the expanded course description on YLS:Courses.

The information below is intended to be an overview.

Examination Types

Exams may be scheduled or self-scheduled.

Exam questions may be available online (through YLS:ExamWeb) or the exam questions are only available at YLS (Answers Only).

  • Scheduled examination: ExamWeb
    You must take this exam on the scheduled date, at the scheduled time, either in the assigned room or through YLS ExamWeb.
  • Scheduled examination: Answers Only
    You must take this exam on the scheduled date, at the scheduled time, and in the assigned room. You may upload your answers to YLS ExamWeb.
  • Self-Scheduled: ExamWeb
    You may take this exam at any time during the examination period, either through YLS ExamWeb or by signing out the questions from the Registrar's Office.
  • Self-Scheduled: Answers Only
    You may take this exam at any time during the examination period by signing out the questions from the Registrar's Office, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may upload your answers

Students should identify themselves with either the assigned Exam ID or by name.

If the exam will be graded anonymously, do not put your name on the exam answers. 

To reschedule an examination, complete the Request to Change Time of Examination form. Non-native English speakers should review the policy on extended time in the YLS Bulletin before completing the Request for Extended Time on Examination.

Additional Information on YLS Examinations

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know whether I have to be at YLS to take the exam? 
    • If the expanded course description on YLS:Courses indicates "Questions available online" you may take the exam from any location. 
    • If the expanded course description on YLS:Courses indicates "Questions are not available online" the exam must be taken at YLS. 
  • Do I need to download software to take my exams?
    • If you need to download the EBB software, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office with specific instructions. Otherwise, you will upload your exam answers using a web browser. 
  • I get an error message on YLS:ExamWeb: You do not have permission to view this directory or page.
  • I don't see my exam listed on YLS:ExamWeb.
    • ​Scroll down in the Exams box on the lower right-hand corner of the home page. 
  • How do I upload my answers?