The final grade in each formal course is based on some combination of written examination, mid-term test, essay, group assignment, presentation, and class participation. Students are informed at the beginning of each course as to the particular evaluation system for that course.

Examinations, where applicable, are held at the end of the first term in December, at the end of the second term in January and at the end of the third term in April. They are graded anonymously. Although first year courses run the full year, part of the evaluation in them is based on examinations in December. These examinations are intended to give first year students experience in analyzing facts, identifying legal issues, and solving problems through the reasoned and critical application of legal principles.

Non-attendance at an examination or the failure to complete an evaluation component results in the student receiving no credit for the missed requirement. If a student wishes to seek special consideration on medical, compassionate, or other grounds, relevant documentation must be submitted in advance. Submissions after the event will be considered only in compelling and unusual circumstances.

The right to sit for examinations or to submit work for evaluation is conditional upon regular class attendance and participation in required exercises. An instructor, with the approval of the Associate Dean (Academic), may refuse to evaluate all or part of a student's work where attendance has not been regular.

Final examination papers are not returned to students and are retained by the Faculty for a period of one year. After course grades have been released, examinations will not be re-graded except under special circumstances as specified by the University; an instructor cannot alter a final grade.

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