Classroom Overview

Introduction and Map View

This page is a general guide to the 16 classrooms and teaching spaces at Caruso School of Law. Linked to each entry in this article is a more detailed page on each room.

For more detailed information such as how to use the smart control panel and computer systems in each room, click the highlighted name of the room in each entry that is linked to a specific page for each room. If at any time you need classroom support you can pick up the IS help line landline and get connected to a member of the information services team who will be happy to help you.

Appellate Courtroom

The Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom is located off of the main atrium behind the grand staircase on the first floor of the law school. The smaller of the law school’s two courtrooms features two large projector screens and seven rows of seating for lectures. Standard technology in the room includes an integrated lectern computer that connects to the dual projectors and screens that face the lecturer.

Caruso Auditorum

The main entrance to the Caruso Auditorium is located in the central atrium of the law school on the first floor. It is the largest classroom at the law school and is used for guest lectures, panels and events in addition to normal classes. The auditorium can divide into 3 sections to form Classroom C, Classroom D, and Classroom E. The Auditorium has a podium with a speaker microphone for presenters as well as hanging microphones in the audience. The hanging microphones feed into the main speaker system and will be picked up for class zoom recordings with the presenter microphone.

Darling Trial Courtroom

The Darling Trial Courtroom is the larger of the two courtrooms at the law school and is located on the first floor, in the back hallway past the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution on the right. The courtroom has four rows of seats, a lectern, jury box, bench, and display screen for presenters. There is an attached jury room with a display screen and whiteboards.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is located within the Harnish Law Library on the second floor directly to the right as you enter. It features two monitors, an integrated computer system and three rows of seating.

Classroom A

Classroom A is located on the first floor, directly to the right of the Appellate Courtroom behind the grand staircase in the atrium. The classroom features a standard classroom presenter setup with a lectern, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room. The classroom has three rows of seating, one of which wraps around the room facing the lectern.

Classroom B

Classroom B, also known as the Irvine Lecture Hall, is located directly to the left of the bookstore on the first floor in the main atrium. The classroom features the same standard technology and presenter setup as Classroom A, with five rows of seating.

Classroom C

Classroom C is located to the right of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom D and E it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom C is directly to the left as you walk down the long end of the first hallway at the back of the main atrium.

Classroom D

Classroom D can be accessed through the large doors in the main atrium that typically lead to the Caruso Auditorium. Classroom D is the middle classroom that forms between Classrooms C and E when the Caruso Auditorium is divided into 3 parts. It can be accessed either through the large doors in the main atrium or through either of the two side entrances at either end of the auditorium. The two side entrances are located right next to the entrances for Classrooms C and E.

Classroom E

Classroom E is located to the left of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom C and D it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom E is on the left side of the auditorium, at the front of the short hallway by the front of the building.

Classroom F

Classroom F is located directly to the right of the Strauss Institute in the back hallway of the building. The classroom features four rows of seating, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern at the front of the room has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room.

Classroom G

Classroom G is located on the left at the end of the long hallway in the back of the building, directly to the right of classroom F. The classroom features a nearly identical setup to classroom F, with a lectern, two projector screens and white boards, and a computer system integrated with the speakers and microphones in the room. There are five rows of seating, three of which wrap around to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 1, also known as the Gunder Conference Room, is located next to the Career Development Center at the front of the building looking out at the front terrace. The room features a conference room table set up facing the center of the room, with a podium and integrated computer system connected to the two presentation screens.

Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 2 is located next to the Appellate Courtroom on the first floor of the building. The room features one presentation screen, connected to the integrated computer system in the corner of the room. There are two whiteboards and seating that wraps around the room to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 3

Seminar Room 3 is located next to Seminar Room 2 off of the small connector hallway leading to the back of the building and the Strauss Institute. The room features one screen and white board with a connected computer system in the corner of the room. The seating is arranged in a conference room setup all facing the set of the room.

Seminar Room 4

Seminar Room 4, also known as the Founders’ Room, is located to the left of the Strauss Institute toward the back of the law school. The room features two presenter screens, one white board and a connected computer system in the corner of the room.

Seminar Room 5

Seminar Room 5 is located past the Trial Courtroom at the end of the hallway on the right hand side as you walk down the longer end of the hallway at the back of the building. The door to Seminar Room 5 is down a small side hallway that also leads to the Trial Courtroom’s attached jury room.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Information Services at support@law.pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-7425.

Update Examplify to Version 2.8.5 (Windows)

Please follow these steps to ensure a successful update of your Examplify software to version 2.8.5. This guide will walk you through all the steps of the Examplify install launcher for the new version.

If you need to re-register or re-download Examplify reference this page. If you re-download Examplify rather than just update it you should also follow these instructions.

After initially downloading the installer the InstallShield Wizard program will prepare the install on your computer and show you its progress.

When prompted, continue through the first welcome screen by pressing “Next” to continue with the install process.

Next you will be prompted to read through and agree to the End User License Agreement shown on screen. In order to continue, select the bubble next to “I accept the terms of the license agreement” and then select the “Next” button to move on with the install.

From here you will be able to press the “Install” button on the lower right of the installer window to begin actually installing Examplify version 2.8.5 on your computer.

The InstallShield Wizard program will show you the progress of your install and automatically continue to the next screen that shows the completed install.

After you have completed your install and selected “Finish”, Examplify will automatically open and prompt you to read and agree to the “Software License Agreement” before continuing. If Examplify does not open automatically just open it from the desktop icon as you normally would and continue from there.

Once you have completed the install and agreed to the Software License Agreement you will be brought to the Examplify home screen and can continue from there.

How to update/download Examplify on Mac

If you need any technology assistance, please feel free to reach out to Information Services at (310) 506-7425 or support@law.pepperdine.edu.

Update Examplify to Version 2.8.5 (Mac)

Please follow these steps to ensure a successful update of your Examplify software to version 2.8.5. This guide will walk you through all the steps of the Examplify install launcher for the new version.

If you need to re-register or re-download Examplify reference this page.

Open Examplify as you normally would, and accept the prompt to update your Examplify version to 2.8.5 in the launcher.

The new version installer will open and prompt you to accept terms and conditions. After accepting that prompt you may continue through the installer steps to download the new version of Examplify. This download will require about 440 MB of storage on your computer.

Once you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions, you will be prompted to actually install the software. By default on a Mac, the software will be installed onto your hard drive. This install destination can be changed with the “Change Install Location” button on the lower right, but it is recommended that Examplify be installed onto your hard drive.

Your Mac’s software installer will then prompt you to enter your password (or Touch ID if you have it) in order to verify the installation. After doing this you will be prompted a second time to allow the installer access to “System Events” on your computer. Select “OK” to continue with this install.

After verifying and giving the installer permission to control “System Events” the installer will show your software install progress and show you the successful installation screen below when the process is complete. From there select the blue “Close” button in the lower right and then select “Move to Trash” when prompted to move the Examplify Installer to the trash.

After you have completed the aforementioned steps, Examplify should open automatically and prompt you to agree to the user Software License Agreement before continuing to use the software. After agreeing to this you will be taken to the normal Examplify home page and will be able to use the software as instructed from there.


How to update/download Examplify on Windows

If you need any technology assistance, please feel free to reach out to Information Services at (310) 506-7425 or support@law.pepperdine.edu.

A Guide to Personal Data Backup

In order to migrate your data off of Pepperdine sponsored data storage services, you will need to have some place to store all of your files. This article will serve as an overview of data backup solutions to keeping your data safe and secure in one place.

Common ways to back-up data include the following:

  • Flash or physical drive
  • Online backup services
  • Online cloud storage (like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive or Apple iCloud)

Each of these options has its benefits and drawbacks in the areas of price, ease of use, security, and storage capacity.

Backup Option Comparison

Below is a basic comparison of data backup solutions. These are categorized by paid cloud backup services (I-Drive, etc.) at the top of the list, a physical drive option (flash drive, and lastly cloud storage services (Google Drive, etc.) at the bottom of the list.

ServiceCost /yrEncryption Remote AccessibilityStorage CapacityAdditional Features
I-Drive$79.50 ($59.62 for first year)Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices 5 TBMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Carbonite$58.99Basic encrypted cloud dataFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedAvailable integrated anti virus software for extra cost
Backblaze$70Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Flash DriveFixed Cost, $20-$80NANAHowever much you want to buy
Google Drive$19.99, $29.99, $99.99Basic encryptionAccessible from any device on your Google account100GB for $19.99, 200GB for $29.99, 2TB for $99.99Integration with Google suite applications
iCloud$11.88, $35.88, $119.88Basic encryptionAccessable across Apple devices and online 50GB for $11.88, 200GB for $35.88, 2TB for $119.88Integration with Apple products and services like iPhone photos
One Drive (Microsoft)$19.99, $69.99Basic encryptionAccessable from any device on microsoft account100GB for $19.99, 1TB for $69.991TB option includes Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, etc.)

Why You May Need a Backup

Getting a backup drive for your files all has to do with assessing your need to protect your data and access your data remotely from the backup. Potential hazards to your data security that may warrant getting a drive include:

  • Viruses and malware that could corrupt, take or delete your data
  • Stolen or damaged computer
  • Corrupted files or accidentally deleted files

Good Practices for Data Backup Maintenance

Wherever you have your data backed up, it is important to make sure you follow some steps to maintain your backup system.

  • Backup Schedules; Set a regular interval to back up your data manually, or set your backup service to update data at a regular time interval. Additionally some services, either automatically or by your choice, will back-up data continuously every time you edit it.
  • Separate your backups – If you are storing your data on physical drives, it may be best to keep your primary device and your backup as disconnected as possible when not updating your files in order to minimize the risk of spreading malware or viruses that could corrupt your data on the backup drive.

If you have any questions about the information in this article, please feel free to contact Information Services at support@law.pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-7425.

Opening Your Door with Your ID PIN Number

Step 1:

Take out your ID card and place it against the black sensor until the light on the lock flashes green (This will still work if your ID card is in your wallet).

Step 2:

Enter your 4 digit PIN number on the keypad after you have tapped your card and the indicator light has flashed green (If you do not know your PIN number please refer to the secondary directions at the bottom of this page).

Step 3:

After scanning the card, seeing the indicator light flash green, and entering your 4 digit PIN number the door should unlock and open normally.

How to Find Your Door Code PIN Number

Step 1:

Log onto WaveNet. From the employee tab on the top menu bar of your screen, select “ID card PIN Lookup” under the “EMPLOYEE RESOURCES” heading.

Step 2:

When prompted, agree to the terms of service in order to continue.

Step 3:

Enter your Network ID and password.

Step 4:

You will be redirected to a page that shows your ID card PIN number.