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Studying For Exams

To help you study for finals, the library has extended hours during finals. Please proceed to Hours for specific days and times.

In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to studying, please be considerate of others:

  • If you need to speak to others, go outside of the library
  • Please set cell phones to vibrate and take calls in the stairwells or outside of the library
  • Food is NOT ALLOWED (even in carrels) – staff will be checking, so please follow the rule
  • Even earphones can be loud enough to be distracting to others; be aware of your surroundings
  • If others are talking or being disruptive, notify a staff member at the Circulation Desk
  • If someone is in your carrel, notify the person that you’re there to study and ask her/him to move; if the person refuses, a staff member is authorized to take appropriate action to remedy the situation. Users who are uncooperative could lose library privileges and/or access.
  • If students are talking, staff members are authorized to ask them to stop and/or to leave the library.

In preparation for exams, the Law Library has many old exams on file in print and electronic formats. The print versions are on reserve at the Circulation Desk and can be checked out for four hours. The electronic versions can be accessed through the ICON College of Law Academic Resources page. A complete list of the exams on reserve and on ICON is located at the Circulation Desk.

Student Exam Numbers

The College of Law has a link on the bottom left of its home page: “Find Exam ID.” Click on the link and follow the instructions, and your exam ID will pop up on the screen.

Laptop Exams

If professors permit, students may type exam answers on a laptop using SofTest software, available for $25 at the ISBA Bookstore until Monday, November 25 at 2 p.m. From Tuesday, November 26 until Monday, December 9, students can purchase the software but will pay a late fee of $25; total purchase price $50. Students cannot purchase the software after 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9.

If using a laptop for your exam(s), you must adhere to the written policies and procedures found on the College of Law website. Proceed to Exam Information for instructions.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need assistance and good luck with exams.