Technology News

Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The Information Technology Department will present a training and information session on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 275 on using Microsoft Word's built-in tools for creating and formatting appellate briefs. Using Word styles and reference features, one can automatically generate tables of contents and authorities.

This session is optional and intended primarily for 1Ls, but all students, especially those on moot court teams, are welcome. This event will be your only opportunity to receive this information before BLS briefs are due.

As an added incentive, food and beverages will be provided.

New Classroom Laptop Printer Now Available

In response to requests from students made at town hall meetings and in other fora during Spring 2011, the UofL Law IT Department has purchased and deployed a second laptop printer for students. It is located in the classroom wing basement next to the student mailboxes outside Room LL75.  The printer is now available for use, and Christie Ballenger, our User Support Manager, will be available outside LL75 at the following times this week to install the printer on students' laptops:

  • Tuesday, January 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Other dates/times will be announced if and as needed. Like the Law Library lab laptop printer, the new classroom printer is configured to default to duplex printing.

Duplex Printing Is Coming

In an effort to get on board with the University’s sustainability efforts, and in response to requests from students, the IT Department has purchased and installed duplexers, which enable two-sided printing, on all student network printers (first floor lab, basement lab and laptop). Beginning Monday, January 16th, 2012, the default settings on those printers will change from one-sided to two-sided printing. Students will still be able to print documents one-sided if they wish or must, but they will have to choose that option deliberately.  Instructions for doing so have been posted in both labs.

For course work, extracurricular teams or other activities for which students must submit writings, please now be aware of this change in student printing. For the time being, this change will not affect printing at the UofL Law Clinic, for faculty research assistants, or in student organization offices.

IT Updates

Labs

The Law Library first floor computer lab got a new floor over the holiday break, so the IT Department used the opportunity to rearrange the furniture and make other minor improvements.  All lab computers have received extensive software updates, including Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Live Essentials, which students may use with their CardMail accounts.  To improve communication, we've also added new signage and a message board in each lab for reporting computer or printer problems.

Printing Credit

Every student should have received his or her printing credit allocation for the new semester.  Please check your printing account balance, and let us know if you did not receive an additional one thousand pages.  We increased the printing credit allocation to 1,000 pages this semester after a periodic review of recent actual printing costs, including paper, toner, printer maintenance and replacement.

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Printing Problem Solved

The IT staff has discovered a work-around to resolve the problem students with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) have had printing to the Lab Laptop Printer.  If you're a Mac user with Lion, stop by the IT offices at your convenience, and we'll configure your laptop for wireless printing.

Possible Resolution to Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Printing Problem

The IT staff may have found a workaround for the problem students with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) have had printing to the laptop printer. We would like to try out this workaround on a small pilot group.  So, we will try the workaround with the first five students, with Lion, to come by the IT offices.

Thank you.

*** CardMail Password and Account Changes Unavailable***

From University IT ...

The CardMail student email system is currently experiencing issues with password and account changes. No new CardMail accounts can be created, and account holds and updates cannot be made. Students are also unable to change their CardMail passwords at this time. However, old passwords continue to work. Microsoft is working to resolve these issues. We (University IT) apologize for any inconvenience these issues may cause.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday Night

This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, is the deadline to submit a practice test for Exam4 for all remaining Fall 2011 exams.  Remember, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit a practice test.  As of 11:54 a.m., Thursday, 10/27/11, all (and only) students listed below had successfully submitted a valid practice test.  If you wish to use your computer for final exams and your user name does not appear below, you must submit a valid practice test by Friday night's deadline using your ULink user name to identify yourself in the Exam Number field.

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ALDORS02
ALFRIT02
ALHECK01
ALTHOM02
ALWARF02
AMMESS02
AMNOLA02
AMSMIT40
ANGULZ01
ANHAIL01
ARGRAT01
ARHICK02
ASMILL02
ASZEH001
BABAIL03
BAPENS01
BASMIT17
BDSTAN02
BJAVER02
BJOCON01
BJSOER01
BKJOHN02
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CKPAIN01
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CLHENR03
CMMONC01
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CRDUCK01
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DAERHA01
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MCLITT01
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NAKENN03
NALEEP01
NBCRIS01
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SEPOTT02
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TDCOOP02
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TKPRID01
TMFLEC01
TPCHUM01
TSHOWA04
TWLUTE01
VJGLAS01
VMOGRA01
WAENGL01
WEPRIC01
WEROTH01
ZCRICH01

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Legal Research and Basic Income Tax Mid-Term Is Tonight.

This is a reminder that tonight (Wednesday, 10/5/2011) at 11:59 p.m. EDT is the deadline to submit a practice test for the Legal Research final and Prof. Roberts' Basic Income Tax mid-term.  Remember, you must be on campus to submit a practice test.  As of 2:54 p.m., Tuesday, 10/4/11, the students listed below had successfully submitted a valid practice test.  If you wish to use your computer on either of these exams and your user name does not appear below, you must submit a valid practice test by tonight's deadline.

AAALAL02
AASAFE01
AASCOG01
ABPHEL01
ACBRAH01
ADCROF01
AFZELL01
AJNAHA01
ALDORS02
ALHECK01
ALNUTT01
AOORTE01
ARBUCH02
ARHICK02
AWMARC02
BAPENS01
BGTHUR01
BJAVER02
BKJOHN02
BNCREN01
BNSCHR01
BRHARD01
BTJONE06
CAECKM01
CAREMI01
CBTHUR01
CFNDEK01
CKPAIN01
CLHENR03
CMBAIR01
CMFERK01
CMHARD07
CMREST01
CPGOOD02
CRASHE01
CRBIRO01
CRDUCK01
D0ESCA01
DCPERK01
DDPOTT02
DKPAGE02
DLTROS01
DMEBER02
DMHERD01
DRMILE01
DSMONZ01
EARICH04
EBNEEL01
ECCECI01
ECRICE03
EKHARR01
ELFRIZ01
EMPEEL01
EPBIGL01
ERCOLE03
ESGURE01
G0FINC01
GAJOHN04
GGJUST01
GMYOUN02
GWHOPK01
HMBANK01
HMHOOV01
HRCOMP01
HRTRUX01
J0FOGL01
JALEWI11
JBBROW11
JCPIER03
JCSMIT22
JDHAFL01
JELEVY01
JEMCKI04
JENELS04
JFWALD01
JJGENO01
JLHARD16
JMBOTT02
JMHOLB01
JMHUNS01
JMJONE40
JMMEYE07
JPMUCC01
KDHOLL01
KEFEHL01
KJCOLE01
KMBIRK01
KMSANB01
KMSHIN03
KNJONE02
KPHUNT01
LAMOUS01
LANAPP02
LLHOWA03
LMMATT12
LTCOX001
LYDO0001
M0TYRI01
M0WILK02
MADRY002
MALYON05
MARESC01
MCLITT01
MEWALT04
MFKAUF01
MJMCGE01
MKMERR02
MSATKI01
N0CRAD01
NAKENN03
NBCRIS01
NEWHIT04
NPHUMP01
PCBALL02
PEMARK01
PFDOWN01
PJMCLA02
RCBALL03
RDRICE01
REBOYD01
RJNEME01
RMBAXT01
RMTHOM13
S0ASHB02
SBHUNT03
SECLAY01
SEPOTT02
SKCHRI02
SLMAGG01
SMDENN02
SMNICH04
SRREDD01
TDCLIN02
TDSMIT08
TJCHAR01
TSSAMU01
VJGLAS01
VMOGRA01
WEPRIC01
WLRAIL01

The version of Exam4 for all other Fall 2011 exams should be available beginning Monday, Oct. 17th.

Charlie Sheen's Tips for Winning at Exam4

We asked Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Charlie Sheen about his secrets for winning at Exam4.  Here's what he had to say:

First, I make sure I have the right version of Exam4.  You know it expires, so if I can't run it at all, I know I don't have the latest; but I can get that at www.exam4.com.

When taking an Exam4 practice test, I always use my ULink user name, which is cieste01, to identify myself in the Exam Number field -- never my student ID number or something totally lame, like "1234."  And I always choose "Practice exam" from the list of Courses in the software. Plus, I know better than to try submitting my practice test from off campus, or waiting 'til the last minute to submit it.

For real exams, my method's a little different, of course.  In the Exam Number field, I use the exam number I get from Student Records.  Seems obvious, right?  Plus, I always have a USB flash drive with me in case I have problems submitting my exams electronically.

Pretty simple tips, I know, but that's why I'm WINNING!

Exam4 for Fall 2011 Finals Now Available

Exam4 for all remaining Fall 2011 exams, including Prof. Hall's Torts I mid-term and Professional Responsibility, is now available; and students who wish to use their computer to take exams must submit a practice test by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 28. Remember that you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit any Exam4 exam, including practice tests.

Complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2011 is available here.