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Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday

Exam4 for Fall 2009 final exams is now available to all students.  Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-software-download.  Rather than downloading Exam4 directly from our Web site, you must now download it from Extegrity.  Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista.  A Windows 7 version is not yet available, and Windows 7 will not be supported for exams until a certified version of Exam4 becomes available for it.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester (including 1Ls who used the previous version for Legal Research and/or Prof. Leibson's Torts I mid-term) must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, November 20.  A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals.  To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network.  The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.

After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test.  In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker.  Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.

Update on 1L Exam4 Practice Tests

As of an arbitrary moment in time this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009), the following four Exam4 practice tests were facially wrong:

  • 1594601
  • 3105
  • 3287
  • mafar01
None of these practice tests is identifiable by name with any particular individual.  If you are a 1L and submitted one of these practice tests, please do so again using your UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) to identify yourself.  If you have already submitted a correct practice test, please disregard this, and thanks!

Lawlapalooza Student Ticket Winners

The following 20 first-year students successfully submitted an Exam4 practice test by 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, September 28, and their names were drawn at random to receive a free ticket, compliments of Professor Kurt "Wolfman" Metzmeier, to Lawlapalooza, Thursday, October 1, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern:

  1. Batey, Nathan
  2. Climer, Jeremy
  3. Donahue, Natalie
  4. Englert, Whitney
  5. Esser, Brian
  6. Fort, Nathan
  7. Garland, Todd
  8. Humphrey, Natalie
  9. Kahn, Melanie
  10. Leeper, Natalie
  11. Lewis, Mookie
  12. Murray, George
  13. Pickett, Melinda
  14. Potter, Sarah
  15. Simonson, Julie
  16. Smith, Natalie
  17. Spalding, John
  18. Theiss, James
  19. Turner, Chad
  20. Vinsel, Nancy

The tickets will be placed in your mailboxes this afternoon (Tuesday, September 29).  Congratulations to all, and many thanks to Professor Metzmeier!

Exam4 for 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls

Exam4 for 2L, 3L and 4L students for Fall 2009 is not yet available.  The version now available for download is only for the Legal Research final and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term.  If you are not in Legal Research or Torts I, Professor Leibson, you do not have to do anything right now with respect to using Exam4.

We hope and expect to have the Fall 2009 finals version of Exam4, including Professional Responsiblity, available by October 19, with a tentative practice test deadline of October 31 for the finals version.

1L Exam4 Practice Tests So Far

As of 3:24 PM EDT, Saturday, September 26, 2009, the following 56 first-year students have submitted an Exam4 practice test, all of which but one (noted) were done correctly:

1594601 (Wrong. Try again.)
acbrah01
acdavi07
alfrit02
alkupe01
alwarf02
bmabel01
brmcco02
c0hage01
cdturn03
crduck01
eafitz03
eiluff01
erberg01
erbind01
ercole03
gcmurr01
gmaxon01
harals01
hmrich01
jasimo01
jdthei02
jkspal01
jlsiew02
jlstew08
jwcros02
l0qian03
lefels01
lnroeh01
ltsmit05
m0bren03
mafar01 (On second inspection, this is wrong, too.  Incomplete user name; unidentifiable.  Try again.)
mehelt01
mfburt01
mjpick03
mkahn01 (Actually, mlkahn01)
mlcant02
mmclev01
mmlewi04
naleep01
nphump01
nsfort01
r0may004
refree01
riwill03
rmromi01
saburn03
secoom02
sepott02
snhupm01
t0stev03
tasull02
tbchon01
tmflec01
tpchum01
vtklin01 

Reminder: Lawlapalooza Ticket Drawing for 1Ls

Just a reminder to 1Ls to take and submit an Exam4 practice test by 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, September 28, 2009 to be eligible to win one of 20 Lawlapalooza tickets, courtesy of Professor Kurt "Wolfman" Metzmeier.

Exam4 Now Available for Legal Research and Torts I Mid-Terms

A version of Exam4 for the Legal Research final and Torts I mid-term is available now.  For more information, including how to download, install and use Exam4 to take and submit practice tests and live exams, click here.

The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls planning to use their computer to take either or both the Legal Research final exam and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term exam is 6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, October 3, 2009.  A propertly submitted practice test is a requirement before you may use your computer on either of these exams.  Students who fail to properly take and submit a practice test by the deadline will be refused technical assistance of any kind should they experience any technical difficulty using Exam4 on the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term.

Another version of Exam4 for all other exams will be forthcoming, and more information about that will be posted later.

Update on Exam4 and Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and MS Windows 7

Extegrity, publisher of Exam4, has posted the following on its Web site about Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Windows 7:

Microsoft Windows 7

(Posted 26 Aug 09) Microsoft Windows 7 will not be supported for exams in 2009, nor for February 2010 bar exams. The consumer versions of Windows 7 incorporate modified and new functions. Extegrity's highest priority is to assure the stable and secure operation of Exam4. Updates regarding Windows 7 will be posted here, with the goal of supporting it for Spring 2010 midterm exams. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Windows Vista now and upgrading to Windows 7 later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Windows 7, keep your previous laptop.

Apple Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

(Posted 26 Aug 09) Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, scheduled for release on 28 Aug 2009, is currently under review. We expect, but cannot yet commit, to support Snow Leopard for Fall 2009 midterms. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Macintosh OS X 10.5 Leopard now and upgrading to Snow Leopard later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Snow Leopard, keep your previous laptop until our announcement of support for Snow Leopard.

New Policy on Audio-Video Recording of Events

At their meeting yesterday, the faculty adopted a new Policy on Audio-Video Recording of Events.  Student organizations and administrative departments sponsoring events that they wish to have recorded must follow the procedures outlined in the policy.

Web Site Access for Student Organization Officers

Student organization officers are urged to contact the IT staff to ensure that those who should have rights to post pages, stories and events on organizations' Web sites have them.  News items and events posted on student organization sites are automatically collected each day for inclusion in the Student Organizations News & Events e-mail newsletter.

It is each organization's responsibility to contact the School of Law's IT department regarding Web site access.