Technology News

Exam4 Update

Several students have asked about Exam4 availability for the Spring 2012 semester.  Except for two classes that had mid-terms (Prof. Roberts' Basic Income Tax and Prof. Levinson's Evidence), no version of Exam4 has yet been available this semester.

The IT Department has requested a finals version of Exam4 and expects to receive it by Monday, March 26, test it that week, then make it available to students beginning Monday, April 2.  The mandatory practice test period will run from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 13.

Tablet Computer Survey

The UofL Law IT Department would like to know how many students are using tablet computers, and which models are most popular among law students. Please take a minute to complete our survey!

To ensure only current law students complete the survey, you must log in first.

IT Staff Assisting with KY Bar Exam

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, through the entire day Tuesday, February 28, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington. Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams

Training Materials: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The IT staff have composed and posted a tip sheet on Creating Appellate Briefs Using MS Word.  On the Student Computing page, look for the Support and Training section, then Training Materials.  The tip sheet covers Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac.

Today: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

Just a reminder that the Information Technology Department will present a training and information session today 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.

Update on Law Library Lab Printing

The IT staff believe they have resolved the problem with intermittent printer availability in both Law Library computer labs.  Also, a new network printer in the University of Louisville Law Review office has been added to all lab computers; however, only current Law Review editors and members have permission to print to that printer.

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.