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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
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ALHECK01
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ARBUCH02
ARHICK02
AWMARC02
BAPENS01
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CAECKM01
CAREMI01
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EMPEEL01
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ERCOLE03
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GMYOUN02
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HRCOMP01
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JBBROW11
JCPIER03
JCSMIT22
JDHAFL01
JELEVY01
JEMCKI04
JENELS04
JFWALD01
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JLHARD16
JMBOTT02
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NAKENN03
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SBHUNT03
SECLAY01
SEPOTT02
SKCHRI02
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SMDENN02
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TJCHAR01
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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.

Welcome, Christie Ballenger

Please welcome Christie Ballenger to the Brandeis School of Law.

Ms. Ballenger is the new User Support Manager in the Information Technology department, and starts today, Monday, October 3, 2011. She will spend her first day attending the university's new employee orientation. Her first day in the law school will be Tuesday, October 4.

Ms. Ballenger holds an associate’s degree, with high distinction, in computer information systems from Elizabethtown Community College and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certifications. Christie has worked in an academic setting since 1999, first as a help desk technician, then as a data coordinator, at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where she has been responsible for maintenance of student records in PeopleSoft, among many other duties.

Since 2008, Christie has also worked for Best Buy’s Geek Squad, diagnosing hardware, software and network issues, and performing hardware and software upgrades and operating system installations for customers.

As user support manager, Ms. Ballenger will be responsible for providing support and training to faculty, staff and students in the use of desktop software and hardware in offices, classrooms, labs, and clinic. Very soon, she will begin meeting with administrative departments, faculty, staff and students to discuss and assess those groups' training and support needs and to begin developing appropriate responses, materials and programs. Also, the information technology department will begin hiring undergraduate work-study students to provide frontline support for student computing and expand availability to evenings and weekends.

Ms. Ballenger's office is room 119 in the information technology hallway. Her phone number is 502-852-2560, and her e-mail address is christie.ballenger@louisville.edu.

First Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Wednesday

Students who wish to use their computers to take the exams listed below MUST submit an Exam4 practice test by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. You must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit a practice test.

  • Legal Research, all sections
  • Basic Income Tax mid-term, Roberts

Exam4 for all other Fall 2011 exams, including Prof. Hall's Torts I mid-term and Professional Responsibility, will be available Monday, Oct. 17. Students will have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 28 to submit a practice test for all other Fall 2011 exams.

Complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2011 is available here.

Exam4 Training & Information PowerPoint Show

If you wish to review Dean Becker's Exam4 training and information PowerPoint show, it is posted here in two formats:

This presentation was made to 1Ls on Thursday, September 29, 2011, but upper-level students may also wish to review it to refresh themselves on using Exam4.

Exam4 Information for Fall 2011

Important information about using Exam4 to take Fall 2011 exams is now available online and in print. This information includes software support changes, hardware and operating system requirements, instructions for downloading and installing Exam4, policy and procedures, and dates and deadlines for all exams.

1Ls are reminded they must attend an Exam4 information and training session Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. Bring your laptop!

A printed flyer, "Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2011," is available in the IT hallway, so pick one up today!

Fall Semester Printing Allocation

Each currently enrolled student has been allocated 500 pages of printing credit for the Fall 2011 semester.  Please check your printing balance (on campus only; ULink user name and password required) to ensure that you received your allocation.  If your available balance is less than 500 pages, please e-mail Dean Becker.  Please include your ULink user name in the e-mail.

Final Exam4 Practice Exam Confirmations

A final, cumulative batch of Spring 2011 Exam4 practice exam confirmation e-mail messages was sent at approximately 11:21 AM EDT on Tuesday, April 19, to 370 students who had submitted a valid practice test during the practice test period, Monday, April 4-Monday, April 18.

If you submitted an Exam4 practice test during that period and did not receive a confirmation e-mail, you likely did something wrong -- probably identifying yourself by something other than your UofL user name (e.g., eapres01). However, if you did not receive a confirmation and believe you should have, please contact Jim Becker immediately.

Exam4 Now Availabile for Spring Semester Finals

Exam4 is now available for Spring 2011 final exams.  Students who wish to use their computer for exams -- including those who used Exam4 for mid-terms this semester -- must download and install this version of Exam4 and submit a practice test by 11:59 PM EDT, Monday, April 18, 2011.

To take and submit a practice test:

  1. Download and install the version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system;
  2. Take a PRACTICE EXAM (select from drop-down list of classes), identifying yourself by your UofL user name (e.g., eapres01), NOT with your student ID number, exam number or any other alphanumeric string.
  3. Submit your Practice Exam electronically ON CAMPUS ONLY by 11:59 PM EDT, Monday, April 18, 2011.
Periodically throughout the practice exam period and immediately following the deadline, the IT staff will send confirmations via e-mail of successful practice exam submissions.  If you do not receive at least one confirmation following your submission, you should assume your submission is flawed.