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The School of Law is committed to maintaining appropriate assessment standards. Thus, great care is taken to ensure that assessment regimes and their administration are fair to all students, rigorous and contain protection against distortion.
Marking assignments and examinations
To achieve consistency the School has adopted the following marking guidelines:
Extension for assignments
Extensions will not normally be granted for assignments. Students who are unable to submit an assignment by the due date, due to exceptional circumstances, may contact the Unit Chair to discuss options. Before contacting the Unit Chair you must obtain appropriate documentation to support your request. You must be able to demonstrate exceptional circumstances. All requests must be made prior to the due date. Special Consideration is only given in serious and exceptional circumstances.
Different unit teams will have different views on whether they will accept a late assignment but impose a penalty. You should carefully check instructions for each assessment task. Students should also consult the Faculty webpage regarding submission of assignments, but note that the instructions provided by their unit team on CloudDeakin will prevail.
Open book/closed book examination
The final examination in most law units will be 'open book'. This means that you may take into the examination 'authorised material'. Authorised material normally includes books and notes and normally excludes computers and electronic devices. It is the student's responsibility to find out what material is authorised for an examination, by contacting their lecturer for specific guidelines.
Students are warned that possession of unauthorised material in the examination room will be reported to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee for action.