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Thank you for your interest in proctoring at Harvard Law School! We have three distinct exam periods over the academic year during which the Registrar’s Office administers many in-class exams that require proctors.

2023-2024 Exam Periods

Fall December 6-15, 2023
WinterJanuary 19, 2024
Spring April 24-May 10, 2024


Assistant Proctor: Responsible for monitoring students in a large exam classroom to ensure compliance with exam procedures and rules.  Will also execute any tasks assigned to them by the Proctor-In-Charge (i.e. monitoring our sign-in sheet, checking IDs, etc.), and for escorting students to a different location should they need to leave the exam room (i.e. Health Services, Computer Lab, Registrar’s Office).

Accommodations Proctor: Responsible for monitoring one to ten students in a small testing environment to ensure compliance with exam procedures and rules. Will be responsible for administering the exam with specific instructions relevant to the accommodations of the student(s) in the room. Typically, the proctor will need to keep track of the student’s start and end times, keep track of approved breaks when applicable, and adjust times as necessary.

Technical Proctor: Responsible for assisting students with exam software issues and helping as needed in the classroom as determined by the Head Proctor. Technical proctors must have proficient knowledge of computers, and operating software. Exam software knowledge is highly preferable, but not required.

Proctor-in-Charge: As assigned by the Head Proctor. Responsible for the overall administration of the large exam classroom, gives all announcements to students ,assigns tasks to assistant proctors, completes all necessary paperwork, takes detailed notes on exam room occurrences, and speaks directly with students if any problems arise during the exam.


  • HLS exams are scheduled Mondays to Fridays.
  • There are two standard shifts per exam day:
    • Morning: 8am to 3:00pm
    • Afternoon: 1pm to 8:00pm
  • There are occasions when proctors work extended hours to oversee exam administration for students with accommodations. For example, a morning exam can end as late as 3pm and an afternoon shift can end as late as 8pm.

Hourly Rate

Our starting rate for proctors is $22/hour. Paid training is provided before the Fall and Spring exam periods.


Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

We are a close 10-minute walk from the Harvard Square T-stop (Red Line) and Massachusetts Avenue is serviced by the #1, #77, and #96 bus lines.  There is parking available below Wasserstein Hall, but please note, parking passes must be purchased online in advance.

Exams are held in multiple buildings across the Harvard Law School campus.

Next Steps

If you are interested in proctoring with us, please complete this interest form.  If any questions, please contact Caroline McCallum (