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Law Students: Exam Archive moved to new system

UPDATE: Due to some issues we have run into with shifting all the files from the old system, we have re-enabled limited access to the old system for your convenience.  But, sadly, it’s not THAT convenient as the old system is only accessible to users who are physically on campus.  If you are missing an exam — please email us at support@law.pepperdine.edu and we’ll look for it and if we find it we’ll either send it to you or direct you to it.

You may notice that when you click on the “EXAM ARCHIVE” link on the Law Library web page you are traveling to a new exam archive location.

The exams are now stored in a Google Drive folder that requires a Pepperdine Google account.

TIP: If you find that you do not have access, log into your Pepperdine Google Mail using your browser, then go to http://lawlibrary.pepperdine.edu and select the Exam Archive link.

You will note that you can search all the exams for any word but the best way is to search for professor name and course name like “nelson property” (omit quotes).

Here’s wishing you all the best as you prepare for your finals!

Extended Hours for Spring 2017 Final Exam Period

Dear Law Students,timetostudy

NEXT WEEK!  SPRING 2017 final exams.  You know what that means!  Yes, extended hours in the Law Library and the law school building.

The Law Library will be open extended hours starting April 24, 2017 through May 8, 2017.  Most nights the library will close at 2:00 am but check the schedule for details at http://law.pepperdine.edu/library/schedule.htm.

Please call the Law Library Public Services Department if you have questions at (310) 506-4643.

Additionally, starting Monday morning, April 24, 2017 and running through the morning of Wednesday, May 10, 2017 the Odell McConnell Law Center will be open 24 hours.  During this time, the Di Loreto Dining Room (cafeteria area) and the School of Law Smith Atrium will be open and available to you.

Also, please note that classrooms will be open during the weekend to facilitate your studies for final exams.  Typically classrooms are locked over the weekends but during final exams, you will find most of the classrooms unlocked.  This year those weekends are Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, and Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 2017.

We wish you all the best as you prepare for your final exams. Study hard, get the rest you need, eat right and don¹t forget to get up and get some exercise now and then.

 

 

Student Printing Changes Afoot – 5/19/2017

NEW PRINTING SYSTEM

On 19 May 2017

The School of Law joins the University-Wide Sharp Printer/Copier System

Students can PRINT to any of the SHARP copiers at the university.  This includes the copiers in the Law Library and the Career Development Office.
Note that the old system will be removed from service.  The networked HP LaserJet printers tied to the Print Release Station will be removed with the copier taking their place.
PLEASE use all your current print credit this semester!
The new system uses your Pepperdine ID card for funds.  This is a COMPLETELY different system that does not communicate with our old system.
Thank you.

NOTE: Information on how to use the copiers as printers

NOTE: How to add funds/check funds on your Pepperdine ID Card

NOTE: Copiers have been and are currently accessible for student printing since August 2016 — the Law School is the last to fully adopt this system

Demo of Collaboration Station in Law Library

 

Huddle Vu — a video collaboration table in the Law Library

This collaboration station from FSR INC. will allow up to six laptops/iphones/tablets share a single screen (one at a time) to work together on studies and projects.

The folks from FSR have loaned us this table to see if it is something our students would find helpful.  This table is similar to those made by other manufacturers except that this one is supposed to take NO setup time for the user — all that you need is a device that you can connect via an HDMI cable.  If you need an adapter for your Mac, or other device, please let the folks at the Law Library Public Services desk know.  If for some reason no adapter is available for your device, please send a note to support@law.pepperdine.edu and let us know what you need.

Here’s the blurb from FSR INC. on the HuddleVu station:

“The HuddleVU system allows for multiple users to share and view their laptops, tablets, and smart phones screens on a main display. Unlike conventional presentation systems, anyone participating can be a presenter or the audience at any given time at the push of a button. LED’s indicate which user is currently live and when the system is busy to each user. HuddleVU creates the ideal environment for people to view and share ideas. The systems include all the necessary video switching equipment, control hardware, display power control and color-coded captive HDMI cables. It is a very simple yet effective system to quickly install and use.”

Here’s a promo video for the HuddleVu

If you like this product or like the idea of it, please let us know by sending an email here.

If you are looking for your own HDMI adapter for your laptop or other device here are some good sources:

  1. iPhone/iPad
  2. MacBook Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
  3. www.monoprice.com
  4. www.cablestogo.com

Microsoft Office?

Are you looking for a good price on Microsoft Office?

Office 365 University

Students and Faculty can purchase this software at a significant discount through Microsoft’s education store.

See the Pepperdine IT Student Discount page here:

http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/students/newstudents/student-discount.htm 

Many software vendors are now selling software subscriptions instead of one-time licenses.

Microsoft still sells a one-time license for Office but at $135 it’s about 65% more than the price of a four-year subscription which is now $80.  In the case of MS Office, the subscription model gives you more software (MS Publisher and MS Access is the big difference).  There’s also a $6.99 per month plan for Office 365 Personal but the $80 deal is way better for the same stuff.

NOTE: While MS Word is a standard in law schools and the legal community, great inroads are being made by Google Docs as well as Google’s other apps.  All of these apps are available for no cost through Pepperdine’s Google.pepperdine.edu service.

September is National Preparedness Month!

Emergency_PrepSeptember is National Emergency Preparedness Month!

Yep, it’s that time of year again.  Let’s start thinking about being prepared for emergencies.

 

 

We strongly recommend that you subscribe to notification services as well as make a plan for you and your family should the unthinkable happen.

The Pepperdine site, in addition to being our Pepperdine-focused web-based emergency status/update information source, has a wealth of information related to both campus preparedness as well as resources for personal preparedness.

 

Color Copier for Printing and Copies in both B&W and Color in the Law Library

Sharp MX-3570N

The Law Library maintains a color copier for Pepperdine users.

Price per color impression is $0.35.  This means if you print a color document that is duplexed (printed on both sides) you will be charged $0.70 for that piece of paper (if there’s color on both sides).

Note that if you choose to print a document that has some pages that are black and white and some that contain color, each black and white page will be charged at $0.06/impression (side of a page of paper) and the color impressions (sides of a page) will be charged at $0.35 each.  Yep, it’s a kinda smart system.

To access this color copier using your laptop or other device please go to THIS PAGE for detailed instructions.

Shared Account Users: For instructions on how to print documents from a personal computer using a shared account, please review this guide.

To do a quick color (or B&W) print job:

  1. Make sure your document is in PDF format
  2. Make sure you have money on your ID Card (to add or to check go here) — If you don’t have funds on your account (separate from the law school printing account) you can’t print anything.
  3. Using your Chrome browser go to https://copierprint.pepperdine.edu/
  4. You will need to login to this page with you Wavenet credentials
  5. Then click on the Web Print option on the left hand list of options then click on Submit a Job
  6. Follow the prompts (pick FindmeColor or FindmeBW)  Note that the charge for color is $0.35 per impression (but only for the pages with COLOR on them, pages with black and white are charged at $0.06)
  7. Select your number of copies (that’s your only option on this page – at this point this service does not support duplexing, or stapling)
  8. Upload your file — or drag it to the designated area on the screen.
  9. You will need to go to the copier to Release the job
  10. At the copier, login using your Wavenet credentials
  11. Select your print job from the list and release it

To Make a Copy

  1. Make sure you have money on your ID Card (to add or to check go here) — If you don’t have funds on your account (separate from the law school printing account) you can’t copy anything.
  2. At the copier, login using your Wavenet credentials
  3. Select Device Functions
  4. Select Copy
  5. Follow the normal prompts as you make your copies
  6. NOTE: This system absolutely will NOT allow you to go beyond your available funds in your account (see #1 above to check your balance).  For this reason, you may get logged off immediately after you do your first copy job. To learn how to ensure that you don’t get logged off do a “Job Build” to avoid needing to log in for each successive copy job you want to do.

You will note that this is a VERY DIFFERENT SYSTEM FROM the black and white printers.  

The black and white printers are maintained by the law school. The copiers are maintained by the University.  

You should note that this is the last year (2016-2017) that the black and white printers will be provided through the law school as we are phasing out this service in favor of the more economical and efficient copier printing.

For black and white printing (using your laptop or mobile device) to the Law Library HP student printers go HERE

Laptop Rentals (for students)

brokenlaptopThe University’s Tech Central provides rental laptops to students.

If you are stuck and need a temporary solution, check out their rental program by calling (310) 506-4811.

There is a limited number of rental units so don’t hesitate to call and reserve as system if you think you’ll need one!

Tech Central also offers an array of other fee-based services — see this site for more details.

 

New Copiers at Pepperdine!

MX-M354N-LPepperdine has just updated the copiers to the latest multi-function devices (MFDs) from Sharp (you can still call them copiers but they’re much more).

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guests can print, scan, or copy on the new MFDs using a different procedure than was standard in the past.  Guests must buy a prepaid print card and then register online with our print/copy management system while students pay for their printing through their Student ID card.  See this page:http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/services/copyservices/printsetup.htm

Prior to this update, students, and guests could not print to the copiers in the University Library public areas.  This has now changed.  All students can print to all Sharp MFDs in public areas at any of the Pepperdine Southern California campuses.  This includes the newly installed color-enabled Sharp MFD in the Law Library public area.  Printing in color or black and white is possible and a document with a mix of color and black and white pages will only incur the higher cost for color on the pages where there is color.  This MFD is the only option for color printing for students in the Law Library.

The initiative that includes the installation of these new Sharp MFDs includes efforts university-wide to significantly reduce the number of individual and workgroup printers (which in aggregate are vastly less efficient and more expensive to maintain than the new copiers).

Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, the School of Law will be gradually removing workgroup and personal printers as we move printing and copying onto the new multi-function copiers from Sharp.  After graduation in May 2017, the School of Law will retire its existing student printing system in favor of the new more efficient and feature-rich system provided by the University.

PLEASE NOTE that student printing as managed in the Law Library will remain the same for all law students during the 2016-2017 school year.  Note also that while other university students CANNOT print to the law student printers, they CAN print to the new Sharp MFD located in the public area of the Law Library (near the fax machine and the student printers).