Author Archives: Florida Coastal School of Law

Technology of the Week- Law in a Flash

The app is FREE and provides flash cards for reviewing legal topics point by point:

  • Read the questions or hypothetical situations on the front of each card, and then tap the screen to flip the card over.
  • Enter personal study notes for each card via the touch screen keyboard.
  • Bookmark and save cards requiring further review using the “Study Set” feature.
  • Apply the law to hypothetical examples

Top In-App Purchases:

  • Law in a Flash: Evidence $19.99
  • Law in a Flash: Corporations $19.99
  • Law in a Flash: Criminal Procedure $19.99
  • Law in a Flash: Wills and Trusts $19.99
  • Law in a Flash: Professional Responsibility $19.99
  • Law in a Flash: Future Interests $19.99

AVAILABLE ON: iPad, iPhone, and Android

Technology of the Week: BarMax MPRE & MPRE Flashcards


The app is Free and gives students the capability of studying for the MPRE exam in the following ways:

  • Practice real MPRE questions
  • Listen to audio lectures
  • Review flashcards
  • Outlines available in PDF format
  • 174 actual practice MPRE questions from previous exams
  • Lifetime access to the app and course materials

AVAILABLE ON: iPhone & iPad

MPRE Flashcards

The app is FREE andallows students to study for the MPRE through the following ways:

  • MPRE preparation with fun games including matching, memorization and quiz.
  • Powered by superflashcard with a built-in spaced repetition scheme
  • The app will also help you memorize MPRE flashcards more efficiently

AVAILABLE ON: Android Devices

ExamSoft Mid-Term Support Schedule- 03/04/13–03/08/13

Dear Students,

As mid-term exams are approaching, this is a reminder to re-install ExamSoft to the updated version. Previous ExamSoft users that have not used or updated the software since December 19th, 2012 must completely uninstall and re-install SofTest on their computer before the next exam period. Please take note that the policies are strictly enforced and students are responsible for knowing the rules and guidelines as explained in the ExamSoft workshops.

On a side note, you will find below the ExamSoft support schedule for mid-term exams. AT will not be going into any classrooms before an exam start time to assist with the exam startup for any 1L first semester courses. However, students may seek support at the locations listed in the support schedule. The support schedule will be placed by all the elevators on every floor.  AT support will be available for the beginning of every exam during the exam period (please consult the support schedule for a specific location).

Should you experience any technical issues, you may seek technical support, however, no extra time will be granted to you if you leave the classroom or have technical issues. You are advised to follow the troubleshooting steps outlined in the workshops, and if the steps fail you should immediately start to hand-write where you left off in ExamSoft.  AT and IT will make every effort to ensure that students who wish to use ExamSoft are able to, but it is ultimately the students’ responsibility to ensure their computers are updated and functioning properly.

If you have any questions relating to the policies or need technical support please contact the Academic Technology team.

Date Time Location
Monday, March 04, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:30am-3:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
3:30pm-4:00pm 4th Floor Knowledge Bar
4:00pm-5:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:30pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)


Technology of the Week- Class Buddy Student Planner & iStudiez Pro

Class Buddy- Student Planner- AVAILABLE ON ANDROID

The app is $1.99 and allows students to organize and plan their courses and semesters through the following ways:

  • Organize
  • Terms and semesters
  • Courses
  • Events such as class meetings, assignment, exam, quiz, etc…
  • Scores/  Grade and GPA
  • Import and Export
  • Import events from CSV file
  • Import events from Google Docs
  • Export events to SD card (TXT,CSV)
  • Export events to email/text
  • Export events to Google Docs
  • Auto-Sync to Google calendar

iStudiez Pro- AVAILABLE ON iPhone, iPad

The app is $2.99 and allows students to organize and plan their courses and semesters through the following ways:

  • Organize your Schedule
  • Unique built-in planner lets you input and easy manage all types of schedules including
  • Enter most common course details, but also add instructors with all related information
  • Color labels are available for your convenience to mark each particular course
  • Follow-up on your Homework
  • Organize your assignments by date, by course or by priority, or sort them into pending and completed.
  • Track your Data
  • GPA Calculator
  • Receive notifications of assignments due
  • You’ll see list of events and assignments including all details such as event type, location, time left, class instructor, number of tasks pending and what’s next on schedule

Technology of the Week- iTalk & Easy Voice Recorder


iTalk Recorder

Available on: iPhone, iPad

The app is FREE-  “Whether you’re recording minutes of a meeting, or a lecture, iTalk Recorder puts the sound quality you need in the palm of your hand.”


Append to existing recordings

High-quality handheld recording

Easy, convenient user interface and controls

Email your recordings directly from iTalk

Supports iTunes File Sharing

Auto-noise cancellation (on iPhone 4)

Built-in search function to locate recordings by title

User-selectable Good, Better, Best sound quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates)


Easy Voice Recorder

Available on: Android Market

The app is FREE and allows you to “record meetings, lectures, and personal notes, without time limits!”

Core Features:

Record to MP4 files using AAC (on Gingerbread and higher), 3GP files using AMR, and WAVE files for lossless recording.

You can record in the background and control the recorder using a widget, while you do other things

It’s incredibly easy to share and manage your recordings

Everything is accessible via your device’s external storage

No time limits


PRO Features (Cost $3.99):

Continue an existing wave recording

Support for folders

Boost volume and reduce noise with the gain and noise gate features

Switch to the camcorder microphone for louder and clearer recordings

Control the recorder from anywhere using the status bar

Recordings can also be pinned to the status bar.



ExamSoft Workshops for Midterm Exams- Spring 2013

Academic Technology will hold limited workshops the week of February 11th through February 15th. Attendance will be closely monitored at each workshop. Any student who leaves the workshop early will be removed from the attendance list

and must attend another workshop before they are eligible to use ExamSoft. Students are responsible for signing in on one of the attendance sheets prior to leaving the workshop.

To RSVP for a workshop, please click on the link below that corresponds to the workshop you would like to attend, click on the sign-up tab, and input the information requested.  You should receive an email confirming that your RSVP has been

received.  If the links below do not work, you can also RSVP through the website ( by clicking on “Events Calendar” and selecting the workshop from the event date.


Start Time

End Time



Type of Workshop

Reservation Link

Monday, February 11th





Mac Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mac Users: Monday, February 11th at 5:00pm

Tuesday, February 12th





Windows Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Windows Users: Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 13th





Mac Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mac Users: Wednesday, February 13th at 1:00pm

Thursday, February 14th





Windows Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Windows Users: Thursday, February 14th at 12:00pm

Friday, February 15th





Mixed Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mixed Users: Friday, February 15th at 4:00pm

Virtual Legal Tech Seminar- 11/08/12

Virtual LegalTech is an experience that includes presentations, virtual booths, online networking, chatting, blogs, and more. It’s everything you’d expect from a live conference, brought right to your computer.

The registration fee is free and can be accessed from any computer. Workshops will run all day on November 8th from 9:30am until 7:00pm. This is a great way to become familiar with technology in the legal environment for students and faculty.  Some webinar topics are also CLE eligible.

November 8 Webinar Topics Include:

  • Capitalize on Managed Print Services – Smart Print Management for Law Offices
  • Taking Control: Strategies to Rein in Escalating eDiscovery Costs – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • The Risks of BYOD and What You Can Do About Them – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • Bringing Electronic Discovery In-House as a Managed Service – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • Cloud Based Escrow Protection for SaaS: Protecting Subscribers against the What-If’s – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • Pulling the Curtain Back on Predictive Coding – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • Five Best Practices for E-Discovery Readiness – CLE ELIGIBLE
  • Putting the “Defensible” into Defensible Predictive Coding: Drivers, Technology and Workflow – CLE ELIGIBLE


Technology of the Week- Lexis Q&A Series

Available on: iPhone, iPad, and Android

The app is FREE and allows students to test their skills with multiple choice and essay questions for a specific subject matter covered in the law school curriculum:

  • Review questions, make educated guesses and receive detailed analysis all with a click of a few buttons.
  • Anticipate questions professors might ask in class and prepare well-reasoned answers to them
  • Preview the first ten questions of any title before deciding to purchase more questions for that title (each title is $14.99)
  • The Q&A Series app includes 27 subject areas including:
    • Evidence
    • Torts
    • Contracts
    • Bankruptcy
    • First Amendment Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Federal Estate & Gift Taxation
    • Criminal Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Property
    • Professional Responsibility
    • Business Associations
    • Criminal Procedure