[teknoids] Bar exams banning Macs with Touch Bar

Whitcomb, Jeff jmwhitco at samford.edu
Tue Jan 31 18:01:16 EST 2017


Alabama has just announced they touch bar will NOT be permitted. Information at https://admissions.alabar.org/news.action?id=461.

Jeff Whitcomb
Technology Services Manager
Technology Services - Cumberland School of Law

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From: Teknoids [mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net] On Behalf Of Sampson, Sara
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:00 PM
To: Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Bar exams banning Macs with Touch Bar

My colleague Katherine Kelly is keeping the list on the Bar Exam Wizard<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__barexamwizard.wordpress.com_2017_01_28_feb-2Dbar-2Dexam-2Dno-2Dmacbook-2Dpro-2Dwith-2Dtouch-2Dbar-2Dfunction_&d=DwMGaQ&c=GTxgfYI6i4KYikqC6GK_Jzn2mYGEh-v4HEPYCyQcJzU&r=Mh0f_esboalX-ll94toLA-gkRnVTunwPf4Swoc2izO4&m=C-qa8l9Rr3tF-GKmG1bYM5YSzKzIwGF5SfmV9zdJPRk&s=dOsYliqf8OD8AtEzO152JyhGlWW32AfGMc8_SQKd7bw&e=> up to date.  If anyone has details or hears more, please forward to me and I’ll make sure she gets it.  If you have a link to a website or email for her to verify details that would be ideal.

She’s doing an update this evening.


--Sara


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From: Teknoids [mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net] On Behalf Of Lisa Davis
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:51 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Bar exams banning Macs with Touch Bar

We anticipate a similar edict any day from the Florida Bar as well.

Cheers,
Lisa


Lisa Davis, J.D., M.S.
Interim Associate Dean for Information Resources & Technology
Law Library Director
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FIU Law Library
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Miami, FL 33199
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From: Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net>> on behalf of "MOORE, GARY" <GMOORE at law.sc.edu<mailto:GMOORE at law.sc.edu>>
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Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:39 PM
To: Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>>
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Bar exams banning Macs with Touch Bar

It is our understanding that the South Carolina Bar has banned the Touch Bar Macs from the February bar.

Regards,

Gary


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Gary Moore
Assistant Dean for Academic Technology
701 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone – 803-777-8296
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From: Teknoids [mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net] On Behalf Of Covey, Chad
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:32 PM
To: teknoids at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
Subject: [teknoids] Bar exams banning Macs with Touch Bar

A number of states that use ExamSoft for their bar exams are either banning Touch Bar Macs entirely, or are requiring users to disable it.  All the information we’ve been able to find seems restricted to bar exams, not sure how this applies to regular law school exams.

Here's an unexpected drawback of Apple's latest flagship laptops<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.engadget.com_2016_12_02_macbook-2Dpro-2D2016-2Dmini-2Dreview_&d=AwMFAg&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=_z07mjkB-ur52W8bDUbDug&m=iNuXEjLqLCkNxnxlnSkZ3wgphB9ResNCRfWbDgMTNQQ&s=ySuJx1Z5HqDLTz7mMVlwzRsmgKRjFO8IeVryKykJwT4&e=>: law students in several states are being asked to disable the Touch Bar<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__appleinsider.com_articles_17_01_30_north-2Dcarolina-2Drequires-2Dtest-2Dtakers-2Ddisable-2Dmacbook-2Dpro-2Dtouch-2Dbar-2Dfor-2Dbar-2Dexam&d=AwMFAg&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=_z07mjkB-ur52W8bDUbDug&m=iNuXEjLqLCkNxnxlnSkZ3wgphB9ResNCRfWbDgMTNQQ&s=zl5yiCK3optHECYe7svFRQq804kSaIJ9I64XZITgc08&e=> on their new MacBook Pros, or leave them at home entirely, if they plan to use the machines when they take the bar exam in February. According to an announcement<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__support.examsoft.com_h_i_323482095-2Ddisabling-2Dthe-2Dtouch-2Dbar-2Don-2Dmacbook-2Dpro&d=AwMFAg&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=_z07mjkB-ur52W8bDUbDug&m=iNuXEjLqLCkNxnxlnSkZ3wgphB9ResNCRfWbDgMTNQQ&s=pSXj7X2z_2hrfvCOBPx-5u2ZtG3-0zO2seJstO9urZs&e=> from testing software company ExamSoft, the Touch Bar's predictive text feature could compromise "exam integrity."

https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/30/macbook-pro-touch-bar-banned-from-multiple-state-bar-exams/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.engadget.com_2017_01_30_macbook-2Dpro-2Dtouch-2Dbar-2Dbanned-2Dfrom-2Dmultiple-2Dstate-2Dbar-2Dexams_&d=AwMFAg&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=_z07mjkB-ur52W8bDUbDug&m=iNuXEjLqLCkNxnxlnSkZ3wgphB9ResNCRfWbDgMTNQQ&s=stciamDtb36mZKS3Gg1OqXbp5fFBW5wYVRME07_bIOU&e=>

https://barexamwizard.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/feb-bar-exam-no-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-function/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__barexamwizard.wordpress.com_2017_01_28_feb-2Dbar-2Dexam-2Dno-2Dmacbook-2Dpro-2Dwith-2Dtouch-2Dbar-2Dfunction_&d=AwMFAg&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=_z07mjkB-ur52W8bDUbDug&m=iNuXEjLqLCkNxnxlnSkZ3wgphB9ResNCRfWbDgMTNQQ&s=CljD-mHHs6KlibUemb9qLaKATDa9GrbMaVHz4gFUA_o&e=>



Chad Covey
Law IT Manager
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
covey at law.unm.edu<mailto:covey at law.unm.edu>
(505) 277 0695

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