MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

This is the last Touro Times for spring semester 2016. The next edition will be published on the first day of summer session 2016 classes, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Good luck on exams and best wishes for a safe, healthy, happy summer.

THIS WEEK AT THE LAW CENTER

Monday, May 2

  • Fall registration, 3FTD, 2FTD, 1FTD (2Y), 4PTD (4Y), 3PTD (4Y).
  • SBA Massage Day, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m., FCR/BDR. CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 3

  • Health Law Practitioner Panel, 12:30 p.m., 209.
  • Copies of released Multistate Essay Exams (MEEs) and Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) distributed, 12:30-1:30 p.m. café and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Atrium.

Wednesday, May 4

  • Fall registration, 1FTD (3Y), 2PTD (4Y), 1PTD (4Y).
  • U.S. District Court EDNY Judge Joseph Bianco hosts info session on The Justice Institute, volunteer opportunity mentoring high school students at a week-long program Monday-Friday July 18-22 at the U.S. Courthouse in CI, 12:30 p.m., Atrium.
  • Mandatory workshops for Summer Federal Work Study recipients, 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., 312.
  • Copies of released Multistate Essay Exams (MEEs) and Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) distributed, 12:30-1:30 p.m. café and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Atrium.
  • LPII (Day) Multistate Performance Test, 4-6 p.m., AUD, 209, 210.
  • Salsa con LALSA Dos, 5:30-7:30 p.m., FCR/BDR.
  • SBA General Council meets, 10 p.m., MFMR.

Thursday, May 5

  • Last day of spring semester classes.
  • Pro Bono Scholars Information Sessions, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 209.
  • Family Law Society De-Stress event, 12:30 p.m., 210.
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) observance, 12:30 p.m., FCR/BDR.
  • De-stress event with service dogs, 3-4 p.m., MFMR.
  • Office of Student Services Tenth Annual Ice Cream Social 5-7 p.m., FCR/BDR.

Friday, May 6

  • Reading day.
  • Last day to register for on-campus/on-line summer courses without late fee.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Monday, May 9

  • Final examinations, through Friday, May 20.

Tuesday, May 10

  • Faculty Development Workshops, through Thursday, May 12.

Wednesday, May 11

  • Faculty meeting, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 20

  • Law Center hosts Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, “Confronting the Violence of Our Times,” 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

  • Law Center, Northeast People of Color co-host brunch honoring Professor Deborah Post, 11 a.m., FCR/BDR.

Monday, May 23

  • Diagnostic exam, mandatory for December ‘16 and May ‘17 grads, day students 9:30 a.m., evening students 6:30 p.m.
  • Long Island Jobs with Justice conference, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24

  • First day of classes, on-campus/on-line summer session.

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EXPLORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT SUMMER JUSTICE INSTITUTE WEDNESDAY

BiancoJoin U.S. District Court EDNY Judge Joseph Bianco, left, on Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 p.m., Atrium, for an info session on The Justice Institute, a week-long summer project at the U.S. Courthouse in Central Islip. Law student volunteers will join federal judges, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, federal defenders, FBI agents and U.S. Marshals coaching and mentoring 100 high school students in basic advocacy skills Monday-Friday July 18-22. For more information, contact Associate Dean for Experiential Education Myra Berman, mberman@tourolaw.edu.

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YOM HASHOAH (HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY) OBSERVANCE THURSDAY

HolocaustThe internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah (Shoah, which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II). Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls this year sundown Wednesday, May 4-sundown Thursday, May 5, has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding us of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign.

The Law Center will mark Yom Hashoah on Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. by the sounding of the alarm bells six times, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II, followed by a program in the FCR/BDR with Campus Rabbi Baruch Fogel, Pilgrim State Hospital (and former Central Islip State Hospital) Chaplain Rabbi Melvyn Lerer, Professor Lawrence Raful, and members of the Jewish Law Students Association.

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PRO BONO SCHOLARS PROGRAM INFO SESSION THURSDAY

New York State’s Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP) allows students in their final year of law school to spend their last semester doing pro bono legal work through an approved externship program, law school clinic, legal services provider, law firm or corporation. In return, students get to take the February bar prior to their scheduled graduation date, getting a head start on their careers and a competitive edge in the job market.

Here’s how the program works: May 2017 grads selected for the program are required to complete all coursework and other graduation requirements by the end of fall semester 2016, except for the last 12 credits towards their J.D. degree. Students take the February 2017 NY bar exam, then spend March-May 2017 doing 500 hours of pro bono work under faculty supervision, earning their 12 remaining credits for the spring (March-May) work. By the end of May 2017, Pro Bono Scholars will have: (1) completed all the requirements for their J.D. and walked with their class at the graduation ceremony; (2) received notification of bar results; and (3) have all paperwork completed for fast-track admission. Pro Bono Scholars will be admitted to practice by the end of June 2017, even before their classmates sit for the July 2017 bar exam.

Eligibility. Students scheduled to graduate in May 2017 who are in the top half of their class are eligible.

For more info on the program, including application procedures and deadlines, attend the info sessions Thursday, May 5, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., Room 209.

For a detailed program description: http://www.nycourts.gov/ATTORNEYS/probonoscholars/index.shtml. For questions contact Director of Public Interest Tom Maligno, tmaligno@tourolaw.edu.

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THURSDAY IS SUNDAE

Sundae 2Celebrate the end of the semester, get a sugar charge for last-minute study, and maybe an exam tip or two from a favorite professor, at the Office of Student Services Ice Cream Social, Thursday, May 5, 5-7 p.m., FCR/BDR.

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FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES THIS WEEK

Registration for Fall 2016 elective courses continues this week for day division students. All students are pre-registered for required courses. All elective registration is on line via the new TouroOne system.

Schedule Updated Regularly. Registration materials are updated regularly. Please make sure you have the most recent version before beginning the registration process. The latest registration packet is available at http://www.tourolaw.edu/StudentResources/?pageid=112.

Registration is by class on assigned days.

Monday, May 2                         3FTD, 2FTD, 1FTD (2Y), 4PTD (4Y), 3PTD (4Y)

Wednesday, May 4                   1FTD (3Y), 2PTD (4Y), 1PTD (4Y)

Preparing to Register. To register, students must have a TouroOne account and log in to the TouroOne Portal: https://touroone.touro.edu/. Students should check their status on the TouroOne Portal before their scheduled registration day, to make sure there are no holds (e.g., for unpaid tuition). Students with holds of any kind should contact the Registrar’s Office ASAP.

Credit Limits. Students may not register for more than the maximum number of credits allowed for their division (FT 16, PT 11, including required courses).

Priority Rules. Registration is first-come, first served. If seats open in a closed course, students closest to graduation get priority.

Crossover Registration. Day students can register for evening courses with openings during their regular registration time. Once the initial registration period ends, day students can register for openings in evening electives and evening students can register for openings in day electives. Elective registration will remain open at least until end of May. All drop/add registration is now on line.

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SUMMER FEDERAL WORK STUDY WORKSHOPS WEDNESDAY

Mandatory workshops for Summer Federal Work Study recipients are Wednesday May 4, either at 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., both in Room 312. Federal Work Study policies and procedures, and required paperwork will be discussed at the workshops.

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SUMMER REGISTRATION LATE FEE KICKS IN NEXT WEEK

The last day to register without a late fee for the on-campus/on-line summer session is Friday, May 6. Registrations will be accepted after May 6 through the end of first week of classes, Monday, May 27, subject to a $25 late fee. All registration is in person in the Registrar’s Office. Registration materials are available at http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/SummerRegistrationPacket.pdf.

Highlights include 4 on-line courses (Basic Business Principles; 21st Century Law Practice; Advanced Persuasion; Judicial Writing; and Law Practice Management). Two externships are offered, one a federal judicial clerkship in U.S. District Court, EDNY, and the other in Civil/Criminal Practice, in which students work in private law firms, corporate law departments, government legal offices (including DA’s Offices) or in non-profit/public interest legal groups. Traditional courses include Criminal Law II; Remedies; Trusts & Estates; Family Law; Trial Practice; Interviewing, Negotiating & Counseling; and Selected Topics in Trial Advocacy: Direct & Cross of Experts, the latter a 1-week intensive course.

Regular classes begin Tuesday, May 24 and end Wednesday, July 13 (externships and the one-week intensive Trial Advocacy course follow separate class meeting schedules); exams are Monday, July 18-Wednesday, July 20. All course offerings are subject to sufficient registration.

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SBA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

SBA President George Pammer

George PammerAs the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, so does the term for the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association and my Presidency. I would like to wish the incoming Executive Board of Eric Turetzky, President; Michael Kapelow, Day Vice President; Drew Levine, Evening Vice President; Leslie Dunnell, Treasurer; Christine Aziz, Secretary and Nnamdi Obianwu, Marketing & Public Relations Officer the best of luck. I am sure they will be great.

Looking back, I am proud to say that this year’s SBA was a rousing success. This past year has certainly been an opportunity for growth as well as a learning experience and has not been without its controversies or tribulations. Of course, that is what adds to character and leadership. Through it all I have made some great connections but could not have done it alone.

First, I would like to thank 2015 alum Antwaun Gavins. At times I turned to him for advice and friendship. His wisdom certainly helped guide me. Several students who have helped me in this past year must also be mentioned. I would like to thank Gabriel Cleaves for her support, Dennis McGrath, Samantha Manno, Jaclyn Imperati, and Denisse Mira for being my sounding board. There are so many others who have offered encouragement and suggestions that it would not be possible to list them here.

I must thank the administration at Touro, especially Dean Salkin for her availability, guidance and support. There were many 2 a.m. phone calls with the Dean and I appreciate her time and dedication to this school and the students.

Of course, heartfelt thanks must go to the current Executive Board of Kim Moloche, Day Vice President; Shane Farrell, Evening Vice President; Barbara Roman, Treasurer and Cyndie Lalanne, Secretary. We may not always agree but that was out of our unified desire to see the students and Touro succeed. Your time, effort and dedication is and has been above and beyond. I have been on the SBA in various capacities over my three years at Touro, and it is without question, a great group of people that Zealously Advocate For Students.   A huge part of that work and dedication belongs to Barbara Roman, who was the lynch pin holding it all together.

The SBA this year has been able to fund student organizations to the extent that has never been seen before at Touro. We implemented new fiscal responsibility as well as being able to create a history for funding organizations and events. Some of the most successful and popular events this past year were hosted by the SBA, including the Barrister’s Ball chaired by Cyndie Lalanne. We also hosted a World Series viewing party, Halloween Party, Comedy Night at Touro, Massage Day as well as numerous socials at Maxwell’s Pub.

We have been able to make a difference in the daily lives of the students through the Student Affairs Committee and Kim Moloche. We have added mirrors in all of the women’s rest rooms, credit card ability on the vending machines on the concourse, as well as many other improvements throughout the building. One of the biggest changes to occur over the last year was all the additions at Lessing’s through the Cafeteria Committee and Shane Farrell. They have added a carving station, paninis, added time to the end of the day for hot food and most of all, the coffee was changed and flavored coffee added.

In closing, I would like to thank the students for giving me the opportunity to serve. Many people call us student leaders, I like to call us workers amongst workers. We are here solely for the purpose and benefit of the students. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve you.

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LAW CENTER TO CO-HOST CONFERENCE ON CONFRONTING VIOLENCE

NEPOCThe Law Center and the Ron Brown Center of St. John’s University School of Law will co-host the 2016 Northeast People of Color (NEPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference, Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, on the theme “Confronting the Violence of Our Times.” The event will bring together legal scholars from around the country for panels, presentations and discussions addressing the root causes of racial, ethnic and sexual violence. The first day of the conference, Friday, May 20, will be at Touro, for registration and program information see http://www.stjohns.edu/about/events/2016-northeast-people-color-legal-scholarship-conference-day-1.

Professor Deborah Post Retirement Brunch. At the conclusion of the conference, NEPOC and the Law Center will host a brunch, Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m., FCR/BDR, honoring Professor Deborah Post on the occasion of her retirement, RSVP to lcampo@tourolaw.edu.

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FREE DIAGNOSTIC EXAM TO GIVE GRADS HEAD START ON BAR PREP

December 2016 and May 2017 graduation candidates are required to take a free diagnostic exam, prepared by Kaplan Bar Review and designed to help identify their subject area strengths and weaknesses and give them a head start on bar preparation.

The exam is scheduled for Monday, May 23 (day students 9:30 a.m., evening students 6:30 p.m.). Students who cannot take the exam on Monday, May 23 must complete an Exam Accommodations form, available at http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/Exam_Accommodations_Form.pdf and email it to studentservices@tourolaw.edu with a preferred make-up day and time, which must be no later than Tuesday, May 31. Students who will be out of town or attending summer abroad programs may get permission to take the exam before Monday, May 23.

More About the Exam. The exam takes 4 hours and is given in two parts. The first 2-hour segment consists of bar-style multiple choice questions on Contracts, Torts, and Property. The second segment consists of a 1-hour Multi-state Performance Test (MPT), and two half-hour essay questions on the subjects listed above. There is no need to study for the exam, which is based on basic principles and designed primarily to assess knowledge and skills.

Instead of a grade, students will get an objective evaluation of their performance from Kaplan, with detailed feedback including an explanation of the reasons for the score, to help identify where and how to improve well in advance of the actual bar exam.

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GRADUATION

The 2016 graduation ceremony is Sunday, May 29 at noon at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville.

Zauderer 2Commencement Speaker and Honoree. High-profile New York City litigator and “lawyer’s lawyer” Mark Zauderer, left, is the 2016 Commencement Speaker. His client list includes former Democratic National Committee Chair and Clinton Administration Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, former NY Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso, and “big law” firms Chadbourne & Parke and Dewey & LeBoeuf. He’s also been the “go-to guy” for the last three NY State Chief Judges, all of whom tapped him to lead efforts at improving the judicial system. He is also a frequent media commentator, most notably as a regular on the acclaimed national PBS television program, “The Open Mind.”

Eric Adams photoBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, left, who rose from New York City beat cop to state senator to the highest-ranking elected official of America’s fourth-largest city, and the first African-American to hold the office, will receive an honorary degree, along with Mr. Zauderer.

Caps & Gowns. Graduates can pick up caps and gowns Monday-Thursday, May 9-12 in the bookstore.

Pick Up Tixx Now. Extra graduation tickets requested and corrected invitations are available for pick-up in the Registrar’s Office, Room 305, during regular business hours.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

SBA Massage Day Monday. Here’s a proposal that will rub you the right way: relax for last-minute study with a free mini-massage from a licensed therapist courtesy of the SBA, Monday, May 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m., FCR/BDR.

Health Law Practitioner Panel Tuesday. Learn more about the fast growing field of health law, when the Health Law Society, the Elder Law T&E Association and the student chapter of the Federal Bar Association-EDNY Chapter present “Practitioner Voices: Health Law,” Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 p.m., 209. Panelists include William Holst, Suffolk Assistant County Attorney; Christina Milone ‘92, CEO and Managing Partner of the Garden City health and elder law firm Miller & Milone PC; and Victoria Osk, Suffolk County Managing Attorney and Senior Staff Attorney, Disability and Health-Related Unit, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services. For information, contact Professor Joan Foley, jfoley@tourolaw.edu.

Salsa con LALSA Dos.  Celebrate Hispanic heritage and work out some pre-exam stress with the Latino/a American Law Students Association at a repeat of the popular Salsa con LALSA program, Wednesday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., FCR/BDR. Dance lessons start at 6 p.m., followed by a dance competition.

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LIRR SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

The spring semester LIRR shuttle bus schedule will remain in effect through Monday, May 23 (to accommodate final exams and the mandatory bar diagnostic exam for graduating students on Monday, May 23). The summer shuttle bus schedule will begin on Tuesday, May 24, the first day of on-campus/on-line summer classes.

Spring Schedule (through Monday, May 23)

CI LIRR TO TOURO

Monday-Friday 9:00, 9:40 and 10:40 a.m.

Monday-Thursday 4:20 p.m. and 6:18 p.m.

TOURO TO CI LIRR

Monday-Thursday 4:00, 4:40, 7:00, 7:50, 9:00 and 10:05 p.m.

Friday 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Summer Schedule (Beginning Tuesday, May 24)

CI LIRR to Touro: Monday-Thursday 4:20 p.m. and 6:18 p.m.

Touro to CI LIRR: Monday-Thursday 4:40 p.m., 9:12 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

CI LIRR schedule: http://mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Station/RonkonkomaKO3.pdf.

Public Transportation: The Suffolk County Transit 3C bus provides regular service between CI LIRR and Touro Monday-Friday, on a schedule coordinated with the arrival of eastbound trains and the departure of westbound trains. The trip takes 10-12 minutes and costs $2 (exact change) each way. The bus arrives and departs CI-LIRR from a main bus stop on Suffolk Avenue just north of the station and stops on Eastview Drive in front of the school, see http://www.sct-bus.org/schedules/3c.pdf. CI LIRR is served by Lindy’s Taxi, 631.342.1111, one-way fare @ $8.

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TOURO BRIEFS

Library Open 24/6+ Through End of Finals. The Library will be open 24/6+ through the end of final exams, Thursday, May 19. During this period the library will close 5 p.m. Fridays and reopen Saturdays at 10 a.m. Other than this period, the library will be open round-the-clock (though services will not be available overnight or on Saturdays). For complete library hours: http://www.tourolaw.edu/LawLibrary/?pageid=241.

MEE and MPT Tests Distributed Tuesday-Wednesday. Get a preview of the new content of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), pick up copies of released Multistate Essay Exams (MEEs) and Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs), Tuesday-Wednesday, May 3-4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. café and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Atrium.

Mincha. Mincha, Jewish afternoon prayer services, are held Monday-Thursday, 3:20 p.m., Synagogue, 2nd floor. For more, contact Campus Rabbi Baruch Fogel, 631.761.7440.

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FINAL EXAM RULES & PROCEDURES

Exam Schedule. The spring 2016 exam schedule is at http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/Exams_Spring.pdf.

NEW RULES.  All exam seating is assigned, and items that can be brought into exam rooms are now significantly restricted, see details, below.

BEFORE THE EXAM

Exam Numbers. Make sure you have your 5-digit exam number for all exams, including take-homes submitted on TWEN. Exam numbers were emailed to Touro addresses by the Registrar’s Office. If you cannot find the email, visit the Registrar’s Office, Room 305 to get your exam number. No other identifying numbers may be used on exams.

Computer Users. You must download your exam file (blank document) BEFORE the day of the exam. All registered computer users will get an email when the exam is available for download. If you have problems, contact IT, Room 207, the day BEFORE your exam. When you arrive for the exam you will get the password to access the exam. All students get the exam questions in hard copy only.

Exam Rooms. Assigned rooms for all exams will be posted at the security desk and at Student Services 45 minutes to one hour prior to the start of the exam. The exam room may be different from the regular classroom.

NEW Assigned Seating. All exam seating is assigned. Seating assignments will be available in the assigned exam room.

Arrive Early. Students must arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam. This time is allotted for getting assigned seat numbers, signing in and for exam instructions. Students who arrive late but within 15 minutes of the start time must take the exam in the assigned room with no additional time. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes after the exam start who believe they a compelling reason may go to the Office of Student Services to request additional time. Traffic conditions, oversleeping, work, etc. are NOT compelling reasons, and there is no guarantee your request will be granted.

NEW Prohibited Items. Electronic devices (except for laptops by approved computer typers) may not be brought into any exam room. There are limits to what a student can bring into ANY exam, including an open book exam.

Permitted items include the following in a clear, re-sealable clear plastic food storage bag:

  • Touro ID or government issued ID
  • Exam number written on a piece of paper or printed from your email
  • Pens, pencils, highlighter
  • Medications in original containers
  • Foam earplugs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Analog wrist watch (no electronic watches)
  • Quiet snack
  • Water or beverage

If the exam is open book or restricted, you can bring in those items specifically authorized by the professor for use during the exam (book, outlines, etc.) but these must be carried separately, as book bags and purses are not permitted in exam rooms.

Sweater or jacket is permitted to be worn into the room.

All other items are prohibited, including the following:

Electronic devices of any kind, including, but not limited to cell phones, Blackberries, iPhones, PDS, wireless email devices, blue tooth devices, iPods, MP3 players, pagers, clocks, cameras, scanners, radios, recording devices, hand-held computers, programmable or “smart” watches, etc. Calculators that do NOT store data may be permitted if approved by the professor prior to the start of the exam.

Headphones, headsets, ear phones or ear buds (ordinary foam ear plugs are acceptable).

Luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, tote bags, or bags of any kind.

Large coats

All prohibited items should be left in your car or placed in your locker BEFORE the exam. If you do not have a locker, go to Room 402 to get a locker.

Closed/Restricted/Open Book Exams. All exams fall into one of these categories:

Closed. You are not allowed ANY materials during the exam, except for the permitted items above in a clear plastic resealable bag and a laptop and plug if previously approved for typing. Exam booklets for hand writers and scrap paper for all students will be provided. Extra materials will be available after the exam begins.

Restricted/Open Book. You are allowed to use only those materials specifically authorized for use by the professor. You must bring hard copies of any outlines, notes, etc. that you are allowed. You cannot use your computer to access notes, outlines, etc.

DURING THE EXAM

Seating. Students must sit in their assigned seats.

Materials. You are only allowed limited items with you during an exam (see above). If you bring in any extra items, you will be asked to take them to your car or your locker.

Electronic Devices. Cellphones, PDAs and other electronic devices are not allowed in exam rooms.

Sign-in. When you arrive and take your seat you must sign in with the proctor. The sign-in sheet does NOT go to the professor; it remains with Student Services for record-keeping purposes. Scrap paper will be included in your exam, which you will get once all students are signed in and seated. If you need extra you can get this after the exam begins. Once you sign in you cannot leave the room. You must remain in your seat until the proctor reads the exam instructions and the exam begins.

Bathroom Breaks. Only one (1) student may leave the exam room at a time to use the nearest bathroom for no more than five (5) minutes and only after the first hour of any exam. If you leave you must bring all of your materials (except your laptop) up front, sign out, and sign back in when you return. Communication with anyone or use of unauthorized materials while on a bathroom break is a violation of the Code of Conduct and may be punishable by failure in the course and other disciplinary action.

Exam booklets. If you make an error in your exam booklet, do NOT tear out any pages. Tearing out pages is a violation of the Code of Conduct. Place an X on the page and simply start on the next page.

Scantron Forms. Make sure to put your Exam Number where it says NAME and put the name of the course and date in the appropriate box on the form. If you make an error, erase completely and if you want a new Scantron form, get one from the proctor. You must complete the Scantron and fill in your answers within the time allowed for the exam. You will not be granted extra time to do this after time is called for the exam. Filling in your answers after time is called is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Begin. When the proctor says BEGIN you should do the following:

If handwriting, write your Exam Number the date, professor’s name and course Title on the cover of the answer book.

Read ALL of the instructions. You are responsible for following all of your professor’s instructions on the exam.

Enter “Begin” into your computer if you are using your laptop.

AFTER THE EXAM

Finishing Early. Students who finish an exam early must take all of their belongings with them when they leave the exam room. Once you leave you may not return for any reason until the exam is over. If you finish in the last five (5) minutes you cannot leave early. You must wait at your seat until time is called.

When Time is Up. When time is called at the end of the exam all writing and typing must stop immediately. Students who continue to write or type after time has been called may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include failure of the course. If you have to write anything in your exam booklets, for example your exam number, you may do so ONLY in front of a proctor.

Sign Out. At the end of the exam, you must turn in ALL exam materials (including scrap paper) to the proctor and sign-out. Put the Scantron form and all scrap paper (even if you didn’t use it) in the first page of the exam and put the exam in the exam booklet and give it all to the proctor.

Computer Users. Computer users should select “Exit & Save,” then click “Close Exam.” Then click “Exit” and allow the computer to reboot. After your computer has finished restarting and has an internet connection the program will automatically upload your answer. You should then get on line to sign out and turn in all of your materials. Once you come back to your computer the upload should be complete and you will get a confirmation email. You MUST upload your exam within one (1) hour of completing the exam. Do NOT leave the exam room without confirming that you have successfully uploaded your exam. If you have problems, visit IT in Room 207. Failure to upload in a timely manner may result in a violation of the Code of Conduct, so check for your confirmation email that you have uploaded your answer.

All students must read and review these instructions BEFORE exams. These instructions, along with the Student Handbook and the Code of Conduct (available at http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/CodeofConduct.pdf), govern all exam behavior. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have an emergency during the exam period, contact Assistant Dean for Student Services Charlotte Taylor or Student Services at 631-761-7050 or studentservices@tourolaw.edu. Do NOT contact your professor regarding exam-related problems.

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EMERGENCIES DURING EXAMS

Examinations are deferred only because of serious illness or extraordinary personal hardship, such as the death or serious illness of a spouse, significant other, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or other close family member. Examinations will be deferred for medical reasons only if an illness is so serious that the student is confined to bed, under the care of a physician, in circumstances that make it impossible for the student to take the exam as scheduled. Students seeking to defer an examination must follow the procedures set forth in the Student Handbook, which require, among other things, that the student telephone the Office of Student Services (631.761.7050) before the start of the examination; be examined by a physician within 24 hours of the examination; and provide documentation within one week after the examination. Deferred examinations must be made up within 3 weeks of the end of the examination period. If a student cannot take the exam within that time, the student will receive an “Incomplete” in the course, and must take the examination the next time the course is offered. Students who encounter medical or personal emergencies during examinations should not contact their professors. In the event an exam is deferred, contacting a professor could compromise the student’s anonymity.

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HAVE YOU DONE YOUR MCQ TODAY?

Another sample question this week from the New York Law Exam (NYLE), the new two-hour, 50-multiple-choice question, open-book online test on key New York rules that is now required for admission in NY. For more on the NYLE, see  https://www.nybarexam.org/Content/CourseMaterials.htm.

Is a witness’s testimony regarding his habit admissible in a negligence action to prove that his conduct conformed to his habit on a specific occasion?

(a) No, because a witness in a negligence action must have an independent

recollection of the specific occasion at issue in order to testify regarding his

conduct on that occasion.

(b) No, because the prejudicial impact of evidence of habit outweighs its probative

value.

(c) Yes, if the habit is consistent with a generally accepted standard of care.

(d) Yes, if the proof of the witness’s habit demonstrates a deliberate and repetitive

practice by a person in complete control of the circumstances in which it is

employed.

First correct answer emailed to administration@tourolaw.edu wins a $5 bookstore gift certificate. Answer in May 24 edition.

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HELP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Counselor-in-Residence. Christa Schorn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), visits on a regular schedule throughout the semester. All sessions are free and strictly confidential. Appointments may be made through her private office at (516) 768-7127 or via email at christa.schornlcsw@gmail.com. Mention that you are a Touro student if you need to leave a message or send an email.

Lawyer Assistance Program. State and local bar associations offer Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAP) that provide free, confidential help to lawyers and law students with alcoholism, drug abuse, stress or depression issues, and provide collateral services to family members. NY State Bar: 800.255.0569, www.lap@nysba.org. New York City Bar: 212.302.5787 or www.nycbar.org; Nassau County Bar Association: 888.408.6222 or www.nassaubar.org. The Law Center’s on-campus LAP rep is 4PTE student Tal Stanecky, Tally-Stanecky@tourolaw.edu. All communications with LAP reps are privileged and confidential under NY State law.

Students Helping Students (SHS). Fellow students provide confidential peer assistance and referrals on academic, personal and social issues. Contact the student co-directors Christina Santiago or Kimberly Siegel to arrange a meeting.

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