hopefulundergrad wrote:You can do them from anywhere in the world for Yale exams. Is the same thing true with UVA? Is it all electronic? How do they stop cheating? I've heard you guys have a pretty strict honor code.
It's all electronic. For 1L exams, you all gather in a classroom together and the prof hands out the exams to everyone; for all electives, you go to a table and check the exam out from a proctor who is online and starts the timer on you.
You type up your exam in MS Word and then upload it onto the UVA website when you're finished. It'll alert the professor if you submit it late, but otherwise there's nothing at all that checks up on you, it's all Honor Code. You can take the exam anywhere in the law school you want, but you have to return the exam question you checked out after you submitted your answer, so while I guess you could waste valuable time leaving the law school it's not worth it since you have to come right back anyway. You can, however, go take it in any open classroom or quiet space you want. During finals, there's like a dozen open classrooms that are designated as quiet rooms for exam-taking purposes only.
The "Honor Code" is strict, you'd probably be ejected immediately if caught breaching it, but it's also incredibly open in that it gives you freedom to do just about anything without anyone looking over your shoulder. You're being trusted to not cheat, and that's all there is to it.