McGeorge School of Law

Exams & Assessments

Most courses have a comprehensive written examination at the end of each semester. Professors may also have one or more exams, assessments, quizzes, or written assignments during a semester. Some electives have projects or papers in lieu of examinations. Some courses, such as clinical courses, Trial Advocacy, or competition teams may not have examinations, but have grades based on evaluation of written assignments and performance standards.

Exams and assessments help us measure growth and evaluate progress. Exams and assessments are integral to student learning in the sense that they provide focus to the study of law and serve to foster active teaching and learning.

For information about exam policies and procedures, grading policies and procedures, and academic honors, please refer to the Student Handbook (a.k.a., The Black Book)(pdf) and the Grading & Advancement Rules – JD G&A Rules (pdf), Graduate G&A Rules (pdf), MPP/MPA/MSL G&A Rules (pdf). The most current exam schedule may be found on the Calendars & Schedules page.


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