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CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams.

Free copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The student authorization code and instructions are available at the library's website. You must register with your "@louisville.edu" email address.

Exam4 for Fall 2014 Final Exams Now Available

Exam4 for Fall 2014 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is now available to download and install.

  • The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 24, 2014.
  • All previous versions of Exam4 have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you.
  • Exam4 no longer supports 32-bit Mac, Snow Leopard. Mac users with 32-bit Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) will need to purchase a new laptop or rent or borrow one for laptop testing and finals if they intend to use Exam4. You may follow these instructions to determine if you have 32- or 64-bit Snow Leopard.

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 "F14 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, October 24, 2014. Last year, the law school 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.

Exam4 Now DOES Support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

In yesterday's Docket, the IT Dept. reported that Exam4 does not support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) because we had been so advised by Extegrity, Exam4's publisher. However, late yesterday afternoon, we received notice from Extegrity that Exam4 WOULD now support Yosemite. We requested that they make the Yosemite version of Exam4 immediately available for download and installation. Consequently, students who have upgraded to Yosemite, or who wish to may do so and, may now use Exam4. Yosemite users download the Yosemite version of Exam4 and take a practice exam by Friday evening's deadline.

JD's In Action: Advocating for Gender Equality

Please note, there are changes to this event! 

The Women's Law Caucus and Professor Abrams are proud to sponsor an event this Friday focusing on gender advocacy and how you can get involved in community outreach. This presentation will include several local organizations in a discussion about volunteer opportunities, unmet legal needs, and ways give back to the community.

 

The speakers are: 

 

Shelley Santry, U of L Law Clinic

Paul Troy, Center for Women and Families

Karina Barillas, La Casita

Holly Houston, CEDAW Initiative

 

The presentation will be held in room 275 this Friday, October 25, from 10:25-12:05 .Bagels, donuts and juice will be provided.

We hope you will come, enjoy the discussion and discover new ways you can be a fairness advocate within your community!! 

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, November 14.

Students interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis

When: Tuesday, Oct. 28th from 12:00 to 2:00
Where: Room 275

The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community. See the attached flyer for more information.

Panelists will include:

Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Hobby Lobby and Free Fazolis!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's. 

Today is the day and we invite anyone who wants to come and listen in to do so even if you did not RSVP.  However, those who did RSVP will get to eat first so that we can insure we have enough to feed them.  

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis - Tuesday, Oct. 28th from Noon to 2:00 - Room 275

The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community.

Panelists include:

Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
Jonathan Ruckman, Immigr???ation Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Labor and Employment Team!

Moot Court Board congratulates Megan Diffenderfer, Emily DeVuono, and Carolyn Purcell for being selected to the Labor and Employment Moot Court Team!

Invitations to ACTL Event

Moot Court Board is proud to be working with the ACTL for "Moot Court Goes to College", a professional responsibility panel followed by a reception. The event will be held on November 7th at 4:00PM in room 275 with the reception being held in the Cox Faculty Lounge. The panel will be moderated by Greg Haynes with panelists Judge Heyburn, Professor Giesel, Steve Downey, and John Tate. 

 

The following students should have received their invitation to attend this event. If your name is on the list and you have not received your invitation via email, please contact Christine Shannon c0shan04@louisville.edu:  Aaron Riggs, Aida Almasalkhi, Andrew Lakin, Andy Distler, Annale Renneker, Ashlea Hellman, Ben Shepard, Brad Schmidt, Carol Allen, Carolyn Purcell, Christopher Schultz, Corey Shiffman, Dallas Selvy, Daniel Reed, David Cutt, Dwight Young, Emily DeVuono, Jennifer Weihmuller, Jessica Lindner, Jessica Sapp, Jessie Weinmann, Kathryn Cross, Kevin Boswell, Kseniya Buck, Laura Edelen, Laura Tapp, Lee Wilson, Linsey Schrewsbury, Madison Shoffner, Megan Diffenderfer, Mitchell Jackson, Nichole King, Rachel Ainsworth, Rudy Ellis, Sana Abhari, Steve Thompson, Taylor Eigelbach, and Whitney Graham. 

 

All RSVPs are due to by Wednesday October 29th at 5:00PM to Christine Shannon c0shan04@louisville.edu.