Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday

The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2013 final exams is 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 22, 2013.

In the interest of absolute clarity: As publicized earlier, the version of Exam4 for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility finals was for those exams only.

You must:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems now include Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "F13 Practice exam" during start-up).
  3. Identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

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.

Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is 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 EST, Friday, November 22, 2013. At the November 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. The Dean 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.