im_blue wrote:I think testing centers at law schools tend to have more professional proctors since they're typically law staff or students, which cuts down on errors like talking during the exam, cell phones ringing, calling time early, etc.
I sort of agree with this generally, although I think it really is more on the proctor and their own common sense no matter where they are. Proctors as far as I know are not formally trained (or at least I wasn't), though the center administrator might be. I have proctored, and I began proctoring because my test experience was terrible (and at a law school) and I wanted to make a better test experience for others, which hopefully I have. I make damn sure I call 5 minutes and 0 time on time, and don't make a ton of noise during the test. It was ridiculous for the guy to bug someone DURING a section, but when you think about bitching about this, that and the other, think about if it really is the proctor's fault or something innocent or not in their control (temperature, sirens outside, random coughing of that one dude in the 5th row, and a squeaky chair are generally not the proctor's fault) Most proctors I have met are trying to do a decent job while making a few bucks on a weekend morning.
Also, I'll make a WILD guess threatening to sue will do you NO GOOD. The best you can hope for as a test taker is to make sure the guy doesn't proctor again.