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Faculty Regulation Article II - Examinations and Written Work for J.D. degree 

Faculty Regulation Article II - Examinations and Written Work for LL.M. degree 

Examination Number

To allow the faculty to grade exams anonymously, examinations are identified by an anonymous number system. Students write their examination number on all exam materials in place of his/her name. The identity of each student is revealed to the professor after exams have been scored. Students must retrieve their unique exam number prior to each midterm and final exam period.  The exam numbers are unique to each student and new exam numbers are issued each term, one number for midterms and one for final exams. Exam numbers are located on the Intranet under the “Technology and Media” tab, and within the “Examplify” menu option. The "My Exam Numbers" link is located in the "Resources" blue banner in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Click here to look-up your exam numbers: My Exam Numbers

Requesting a Change of Exam Date:

Students must be present for the final examination at its regularly scheduled time unless excused by the dean. Please review the Academic Regulations Paragraph 2.2  Faculty Regulations so you are aware of the limitations on examination rescheduling, particularly 2.2A(3) which states that exams can only be rescheduled if an unforeseen, extraordinary circumstance arises. Exams will not be rescheduled based on airline or other travel arrangements, even if the tickets have already been purchased. Also, note that the only basis on which an exam can be rescheduled due to the spacing of exams on the exam schedule itself is if you have two regularly scheduled examinations on the same day [2.2A(1)]. Student must request and receive the excuse in advance of the scheduled examination. To request a change of exam, please complete the Exam Change Request form  and return completed form to the Law School Registrar's Office.

Taking Examinations on Computers

UC Davis offers students the ability to take exams using their laptop computer. ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., through its Examplify product, provides students the ability to take an examination on a computer by providing the ability to lock down all other Windows applications. Examplify serves as a simplified word processor similar to Microsoft Word for essay responses. For information on installing and using Examsoft, please visit: If you have any questions or problems with the software, please see a member of the IT Department.

Examination Bluebook Review

Most professors do not return examination bluebooks to students. Bluebooks are stored for up to one year in the First Floor Faculty Support Office (Room 1122) by exam number. Students can view their bluebooks after exams are completed and grades are recorded. Bluebooks cannot be removed from the office unless prior approval has been received from the professor.

See regulation 2.3 ARTICLE II -- EXAMINATIONS AND WRITTEN WORK FOR J.D. DEGREE in the Law School Regulations for more information.