Law Schools Use Software to Prevent Cheating

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Law students attempting to cheat on their final exams will find it harder to succeed due to growing use of anti-cheating software at law schools, experts say.
Law Schools Use Software to Prevent Cheating

Some law schools such as the University of Houston Law Center have allowed their students to take their exams on computers using specialized software, like SofTest made by ExamSoft, which makes cheating difficult, if not impossible.

"Most students have a laptop and are used to typing, as opposed to handwriting. This allows them to be in a 'comfort zone' for exams," said Susana Aleman, assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Eric Noble, director of information technology for the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, said Hastings was among the first to allow its nearly 1,300 students to use computers to take exams nearly two decades ago.

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