Duquesne University School of Law

Laptop Exams

  •  If you know for sure you will not need to take a laptop exam, send an e-mail to powerd@duq.edu so that you will not receive unnecessary reminders.

Laptop Preparation and FINAL Exam Process - Spring 2017

MAC Users:  Please read the notice under Software Installation.

2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar laptops are Not Permitted for Mid-term or Final exams at this time.  Your laptop must have actual function keys F1 - F12.

Follow these steps carefully to ensure a successful laptop exam experience.

April 10 - 16

April 17 - 21
Deadline:  Friday April 21, 4:00 p.m.

April 26
May 1 - 12
Kick-off Email and Laptop Preparation Week Practice Exam Period Final Preparations Real Exams

Approximately 3 weeks before exams.

Do Not skip these steps. ALL users must watch for dates and special instructions.

Laptop Preparation

Software Installation

1 Week long.

Two days for live support. Do Not submit blank or random text. Retype the Verification Form. Include Emergency Contact Info. Cannot miss this deadline!

Practice Exam

Check for exam files and messages from Registrar. Do Not Download files until you are in your exam seat.

Follow Registrar's, Proctor's and Instructor's guidelines.

Real Exams


Do not rely on the availability of Law School backup laptops. These are intended for true emergencies.  If you need a laptop, please consider these options:

Do Not Purchase a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar feature at this time.

      1. One time loan of $1000 is available through the Financial Aid office. 
          (Alison Wojcik  412-396-4510)

      2. DU Computer Store sells used laptops subject to availability for around $175

      3. Places like Best Buy have "open box" new laptops at a fraction of the new price.

      4. You do not need the latest, all the bells and whistles, laptop for exams.  
            In fact, the less complicated the better. 

Check the Examsoft minimum requirements before purchasing.


Find Your Exam ID

1.  Log into DORI
2.  Go to your student role (in upper right, click Go to drop down and select Student)
3.  Click the Academics tab and browse to the School of Law Resources channel
     (scroll down to lower left)
4.  Select your Term and Exam and your unique exam number will be displayed.




**SPECIAL NOTE:  Every semester it happens that someone’s computer is lost, stolen or damaged during the finals period. Make sure you have important files backed up off your laptop and

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LAPTOP UNATTENDED in the library or other public spaces.