Leeds School of Business Information
Business students need to coordinate their studies through the Leeds School of Business. For example, MS course requirements and five-year accounting program information may be obtained from the director of the MS Accounting Program, Dr. Maria Nondorf at 303-735-4390 through the School of Business. MBA students should direct course requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academic Calendar
The academic calendar for the Law School can differ from the rest of the university. For example, due to the lengthy Law School final examination period, classes at the School of Law usually end several days earlier. Also, during the semester some classes may be switched on certain days (e.g. Wednesday classes may meet on a Tuesday) to adjust the total number of semester class meetings for the Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Fall/Spring Break holidays. Students should consult the course syllabus for date changes, if applicable.
Advance Assignments and Attendance
It is the practice of the Law School faculty to post advance assignments for the first day of class. Students are expected to attend the first day of class prepared in accordance with the advance assignments.
It is a rule of the Law School that students who are absent from more than 20% of classes in a course cannot take the final exam (and as a result would receive a failing grade in the course). The faculty of the Law School may apply this rule in various ways. Therefore, a student should acquaint him/herself with the instructor's policies in this matter.
The Colorado Bookstore located on "The Hill" sells books for Law School courses. In most cases these books are not available at other bookstores in Boulder. If materials are assigned in a copied format, they will be available at the UMC Bookstore. Look for the professor name and Law School course number to locate the book.
The West Education Network ("TWEN")
A number of law professors use websites for their courses, hosted by West Publishing known as "The West Education Network" and commonly referred to as "TWEN". Many professors post syllabi, class discussions, and announcements on TWEN. Students in a course must register for TWEN. Law students can generally register using their Westlaw account number. Non-law students should go to the reference desk at the library (on the second floor of the Wolf Law Building) to ask for a Westlaw password.
Copies of Prior Examinations
The law library archives copies of prior examinations that can be checked out at the law library circulation desk. Some professors post copies on their TWEN course website, and the Student Bar Association maintains a TWEN homepage that provides copies of selected exams. Not all professors release their prior examinations.
Final examinations at the Law School are usually three to four hour written examinations. Professors may impose restrictions on the resource materials a student may refer to during the examination. The final examination schedule is posted on the Law School course schedules page. It usually will not coincide with the University final exam schedule. The Law School has specific rules to deal with examination conflicts (such as more than one exam on a given day, multiple exams in a row, etc). Non-law students should review the final exam schedule and contact the Law School Registrar at email@example.com if they have a conflict with a law school exam due to a class meeting or other issue. Exam conflicts are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Final examinations are administered on an anonymous basis. Accordingly, a student should not put his or her name, student ID number, or any other identifying mark on the exam, except for an examination number supplied by the Law School Registrar's Office. Prior to the exam period, exam numbers will be emailed to each student by the Registrar's Office. Law School exams are given through special software called Examplify, which students must download onto their laptops. The software is free, but students need to ensure their computer meets with the minimum device specifications. Information about download and user information is sent out to non-law students prior to exams. All students have the option to handwrite their exams, but it is not recommended. Should a student choose to handwrite, s/he must purchase "blue books" and bring them to the exam.
Please direct questions about final examinations to the Law School Registrar, Shannon Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law School Grading
Law school courses are graded using a B+ median that includes non-law students enrolled in the course. To adhere to the B+ median grading, the middle grade(s) for a course must be a B+ when students are put in grade order highest to lowest.
The Law School has its own honor code, which is taken very seriously. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.