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Professor McNeal Delivered the Keynote Address at Harvard Law School Conference

Professor Laura McNeal was invited to give the keynote address at Harvard Law School on April 15 for the "40 Years After Milliken: Remedying Racial Disparities in Post-Racial Society Conference." Professor McNeal's talk, "From Hollow Hope to New Beginnings: Achieving Educational Equity in the Post-Milliken Era," will critique a series of landmark Supreme Court cases to illustrate how the Court's color-blind rhetoric has undermined efforts to achieve substantive equality in K-12 education. Professor McNeal will also be participating in a panel discussion on the barriers to equal education opportunity in the Post-Fischer era.

Interested in Studying Abroad in Luxembourg?

Dean Stefan Braum of the U. Luxembourg is visiting the Law School this week.  All students interested in going to Luxembourg are invited to meet with Dean Braum on Thursday, April 17, at noon, in the Harlan Room.  Dean Braum has a slide presentation about the University.  Please contact Isaac Fain, President of the International Law Society, for more details.   

The Class of 2014 Logged Almost 7,000 Public Service Hours

The Class of 2014 performed 6979.5 hours of public service hours. Twenty-seven graduates performed 50 or more hours of public service. Seventeen of those graduates performed 100 or more hours each of public service and two of those students performed more than 300 hours each. Congratulations to Michael Atkinson who was the recipient of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award for performing 365 hours of public service at five different public service placements.

Power of Pawsitive Thinking

Ziggy, Howdy, Bella and Ivan have a knack for making people feel “pawsitive” and on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will join a group of therapy dogs here at the law school to help ease your stress as you gear up for final exams. The dogs are from the non-profit group Pawsibilities Unleashed, and they all look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

Exam4 for Spring 2014 Finals Now Available

Exam4 for Spring 2014 final exams is now available.

  • The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Spring 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • All previous versions of Exam4 (i.e., those from Fall 2013 and prior) have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you.

You must always:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems are listed here.
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "S14 Practice Exam" during start-up).
  3. For practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

You must never:

  1. Ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams--everything.

Within about an hour, you should receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address. If you submit a practice test and do not receive the confirmation e-mail, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do.

Complete, detailed instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here.

Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's Policy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer, including satisfactory completion of a practice test by 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014. At the November 2013 faculty meeting, the faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive no tech support during or after the exam, including but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. Deans on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies.

 

Please do not risk failing an exam! If you have not received a confirmation e-mail, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty.

Brandeis Inn of Court Student Nominations

The dean can nominate 12 students for pupil membership in the Louis D. Brandeis chapter of the American Inns of Court.  Stated briefly, the Inn's purpose is to promote professional skills and values, with a special emphasis upon ethical and responsible advocacy in state and federal courts.  Each Inn consists of distinguished members of the bench and bar, as well as a limited number of carefully selected students in their final year of law school. 

Student members are required to attend all meetings, which are held monthly on Tuesday evenings.  If you would like to submit your name for possible nomination, please submit a letter of interest to Becky Wimberg at b.wimberg@louisville.edu by Monday, April 21.

Quiet Study Areas

Students are reminded that they are not to engage in loud or disruptive behavior in the library.  With final exams approaching, more students are using the library as a quiet place to study. Please show courtesy to classmates by not talking above a normal conversational tone, or engaging in prolonged conversations. The tables in the reading room on the library's first floor are suitable for group study. Quieter study areas are located on the second floor and lower level. 

Exam4 Practice Test Problems

If you experience or have experienced any problem with Exam4 while taking or submitting a practice test, please report it on our new Error Reporting Form (login required). The information you provide is extremely helpful for identifying software bugs or incompatibilities between Exam4 or some of its features and particular operating systems

Thank you! 

New Writing Competitions Have Been Added

Would you like to earn CASH prizes for a paper you are currently writing or have already written? Then don’t forget to check out the Student Writing Competitions page and submit your papers for a chance to receive CASH prizes and possible publication! Essay topics include international business, women’s rights, Native American law or other indigenous groups, privacy and social media, labor and employment law, energy law, tax law, and much more. Cash prizes range from $250 to $5,000, and some prizes include a funded trip to receive the prize. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win some cash and to be recognized for your hard work!

Make-up Exam Request Forms Deadline - 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 21

If you are planning to take a make-up exam this spring semester, please submit your make-up exam request form by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 21.