Exam Period Begins on Monday, December 9

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The semester is drawing to a close and we hope that you had a wonderful semester. Now it is on to exams. Upper-class exams begin on Monday, December 9 and first-year exams begin on Wednesday, December 11.

Here is a brief checklist regarding exams.

  • Mark the date, time and location of your exams!
  • Understand the types of exams you are taking!
    • Take-Home – THES: Please see our Take-Home Examination web page for information regarding take-home exams and the Law School’s Take-Home Exam System (THES).
    • In-Class – Exam4:  
      • Review the course descriptions to see:
        • whether an exam is closed book or open book and what materials you are allowed to bring to the exam room, and
        • whether an exam is open laptop or closed laptop.
      • Please see the Exam4 web page for information about the Law School’s in-class exam software.


  • Configure your laptop for wireless connectivity. Please refer to the information on the Law School’s web site for a complete overview of the NYU School of Law Laptop Requirements.

  • Install Exam4 Software. All students must download and install the current version of Exam4.

  • Obtain your University Student ID Number from the back of your NYU ID Card.

  • Obtain your Law School four-digit exam number for Fall 2019 from ExamReporter. Please note each semester you are assigned a different 4-digit exam number. Do not use your exam number from a prior semester.

  • Take the Practice Exam.  Each semester we require that all students take a Practice Exam to familiarize themselves with the system and to test for possible computer problems. This should take approximately 5-10 minutes. All students should have successfully completed and uploaded the Practice Exam by 11:59 am Eastern on Thursday, December 5 in order to be considered compliant for laptop configuration. Once you have taken the practice exam please check your status in ExamReporter to confirm that it says “Compliant.”

  • Earplugs: You may find it useful to use earplugs to lessen the typing noise or the possible construction noise in the area. Earplugs may be purchased at the NYU Professional Bookstore and pharmacies. Please note that the use of headphones, earphones or other devices (other than basic earplugs) is prohibited.

Good luck with exams!!!!

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