Updated: Decision on the completion of exams, spring 2020
On the 25 March 2020, the Dean enacted the following decisions regarding the spring semester 2020 exams at the Faculty of Law.
General decision pertaining to all courses at The Faculty of Law
- In the spring semester 2020 all exams shall be carried out as scheduled. School exams shall be carried out as home exams and will take place on the same day and within the same time frame as previously announced on the semester web-pages.
- Exam papers will be available in Inspera 15 minutes before the exam starts. Answers must be submitted in Inspera no later than 30 minutes after the scheduled timeframe.
- The following statement shall be printed on the first page of exams that have been changed from school exam to home exam:“The exam shall be the individual work of the student. Home exams will be carried out as open book exams, thus all available sources can be used. Apart from the latter modification ordinary conditions apply:
- During the exam, communication with other persons regarding the assignment;distribution of the exam papers in any form; and distribution of answers or draft answers in any form, is prohibited. Such communication will be regarded as cheating.
- Submitted papers will be processed in UiO`s plagiarism tool.
- For all exams where the grading scale has been decided changed from letter grades to “pass/failed”, the following scale shall be used: “In order to acquire the result “Pass”, the candidate must fulfill the requirements of learning outcome as stated in the course description, and demonstrate satisfying knowledge, skills and methodological competence.”
- The changed teaching- and exam-conditions shall be taken into consideration when the spring semester exams are drafted. The closing of the Faculty’s premises and how this affects the teaching shall be described in the sensor-guidelines. Sensors will be required to take the difficult situation this semester into consideration.
Decision for courses that are given as part of the Master in Law*
[* No 2 below is of particular importance to some of the international students]
- All exams in courses that are given as part of Master in Law shall use the scale pass/failed.
- The decision in no 1 above includes JUS 1111P, exfac., all elective courses with the prefix “JUS” or “JUR” (this includes both Norwegian and English electives) and semi-mandatory courses.
- Exams taken and completed in the spring semester 2020 will not be counted as an attempt pursuant to the regulation on repeat-quota. This applies regardless of whether a specific exam is taken for the first time or as a repeat. The three-attempts rule remains unchanged.
- Students who want to repeat an exam completed in the spring 2020 semester may do so either in the fall semester 2020 or in the spring semester 2021, regardless of the ordinary time-barrier (“emnesperre”). Apart from the latter modification, the time barrier remains unchanged.
- Normal rules continue to apply to JUR 5030 and JUR 5060 (master thesis, Master in Law), including the grading scale A–F.
Decision on courses with the prefix RSOS and KRIM
Courses with the prefix RSOS and KRIM maintain the ordinary grading scale A–F. This includes courses where the exam has been changed from school exam to home exam.
Decision on courses with the prefix FINF and RINF
Courses with the prefix FINF and RINF maintain the ordinary grading scale A–F. This includes courses where the exam has been changed from school exam to home exam.
The course RINF1100 shall apply the grading scale pass/failed.
Decision on courses with the prefix HUMR
Courses with the prefix HUMR maintain the ordinary grading scale A–F.
For international students only
Upon individual application, the Dean may decide that exams of international students can be graded A–F, if the individual applicant can prove that letter grades are necessary to comply with the requirements of his or her home institution.