Exam taking software

Hi all,

We’re revisiting our Exam taking policies, and the Administration wanted me to do an informal “poll” of other Law Schools.

Does your law school use Exam4, ExamSoft or other exam-taking software? If yes, is it mandatory at your school for all exams, or does your school permit each faculty member to determine if she/he wants to use exam software in his/her course?

Thanks for your help!

Kimberly M.

RE: Teknoids Digest, Vol 110, Issue 12

Hello Kim,

Pepperdine Law School uses ExamSoft as well. SofTest is used in 100% of our classes. However, much like SUNY, it is used to administer the essay portion of the exam only. We then use Scantrons to administer the multiple choice questions for the rest of the exam. Similar to MSU, students also have the option to Opt-out of the SofTest essay if they choose to complete their essay on paper instead, using Bluebooks that we supply upon request prior to the start of the exam.

Ongoing instability with the main CALI website


Just wanted to let you know that we've been having issues with the
stability of instances in the CALI web cluster that have taken www.cali.org
offline for extended periods over the last few days. I'd appreciate it
greatly if you would spread the word around your schools and let people
know that if they try the CALI website and it is down or slow they should
wait an hour or so and try again.

We've had a long weekend, but we hope to get the problematic portions of
the cluster rebuilt today.

Monday musing: favorite stylus for writing

I've been using the Bamboo stylus for a couple of years now and I'm thinking trying something new. Any thoughts on a stylus for iPad used for note taking and iAnnotate?

Steve Nelson
Marquette University Law School
Media & Technology Group

New on LLRX - October 2014 / Clients and Suicide; Student Research Resources, Internet of Things

Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma

*Ken Strutin's* article discusses an increasingly visible issue, suicide,
here in the specific context of criminal law. He reviews how the stress of
prosecution or litigation, whether it means risking a prison term,
unemployment, bankruptcy, eviction, broken family relations, isolation, or
other serious consequences can create or exacerbate a vulnerable and
dangerous state of mind in a client.

Any Teknoids at Dreamforce?

Three from Pepperdine...

Phil Bohl

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USC Law 1L Survey Results

Hello Everyone,

For the second year in a row, we did an incoming 1L technology survey. While the number of respondents dropped by twenty four from the year before, we still had twenty five percent of the first year class responded to the survey. Here are some of the interesting numbers;

1. For the second year in a row, 82% of the respondents have an iPhone.

2. It's an Apple World at USC. 74% of the respondents have a Mac Laptop, up nearly 14 percent from a year ago.


Fascinating - Marriott agrees to pay $600K to FCC for blocking convention visitor's attempt to use personal hotspot


Basically active jamming of signal is a big no-no, according to the FCC. As usual with Ars, there are some good comments after the story.

Happy Friday,


Benjamin J. Chapman, J.D.
Asst Dean, Information Technology
Emory University School of Law
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