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Student Computer Lab

Sub-3 Law Library, 734.764.9345

Hours(the computer lab follows the Library schedule)
Weekdays & Weekends, 8:00 a.m. - midnight

*CLOSED Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, & December 25 - January 1
*OPEN July 4 and Labor Day
* The lab is NOT staffed on holidays
* Hours and lab staff coverage may vary between terms and on holidays

Help Desk Assistance (walk-in service)
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Lab Staff
Jason Jude ( Legal Research, 734.647.3731
Hai Huynh ( S-110A Law Library (AM),
331 Legal Research (PM) 
Debbie Kollar ( 331 Legal Research, 734.647.6242


  • 17 Dell OptiPlex 780, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400, 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD
  • 2 21.5" Apple iMac, Intel Quad Core 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 1 TB HD (Macs have Campus Computing Sites Loadset)


USB Flash Drive (aka jump drive, keychain drive, and thumb drive)
USB flash drives are compact USB flash memory drives that act like a portable hard drive, letting you store and transport computer data. They hold large amounts of information and are small enough -- about the size of a pack of gum -- to slip easily into your pocket or on your keychain.

Flash drives are easy to use: The USB connector allows the drive to be connected to most PC and Macintosh operating systems and it provides the power to read and write data to the drive. The lab computers can read data from most brands of flash drive without needing any special drivers. Just plug your USB flash drive into the USB port of the computer.

IFS (Institutional File System)
All U-M students receive 10 gigabytes of online file storage space (IFS) with their Basic Computing Package (BCP). IFS space is backed up and is automatically mounted on the lab computer desktops for you when you log in to a Law School or a Sites PC or Macintosh. To use, the default save location of most Law School computer lab applications is your IFS space. Alternately you can drag the file onto the IFS icon and your file will be copied over to your IFS space. A nice feature of your IFS space is the ability to create a directory, your_home_directory/Public/html, and have it be accessible via the web with the URL

CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable)
The price for this format has dropped significantly enough to make this a viable flash drive alternative, with the added advantage that you can erase data and reuse it (though not as easily and conveniently as with the flash drive). The lab computers can read and burn CD-RWs.

DVD-R (DVD-Recordable)
With its tremendous storage capacity, the DVD-R format allows a user to "burn" large amounts of data to a DVD disc once. The lab computers can read DVD-Rs.

Operating Systems (OS)  

  • Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Software (on Law School PC computers)
  • Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
  • LexisNexis, CaseMap, NoteMap, TextMap, TimeMap, Lexis for Microsoft Office
  • Bloomberg (Web)
  • M+Google email (Web)
  • MS Office Professional 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote)
  • Corel WordPerfect X3
  • SFTP
  • Irfanview
  • Adobe Acrobat 5, Acrobat X Pro, Distiller X, Dreamweaver, PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop
  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (anti-virus)
Software available on the Sites Mac computers


Network Access

The Law School is 100% wireless network capable.

Every semester JDs, LLMs, and Research Scholars get up to 800 pages of black and white (b&w) laser printing on Law School student printers at no cost (the Lexis and Sites printers are NOT Law School-owned printers). SJDs get 1200 pages. Additional b&w pages are charged at 3 cents per page. Unused pages are not rolled over to the next semester. The Law School Printing Policy has detailed information about printing at the Law School. You may track your Law School printing usage via the Law School Print Monitor.

Printers in the Lab

  • 2 networked student printers (Konica Bizhub 652 and HP LaserJet M603)
  • 1 Lexis printer 1
  • 1 Sites networked printer (HP LaserJet P4515) 2
1 The Lexis printers are not Law School-owned printers. Students are NOT charged for Lexis printing as long as the Lexis print-outs are directed to the designated Lexis printers (if you direct your Lexis print-outs to the Law School's regular networked duplex printers, you will be charged). If the Lexis printers are out of order in the computer lab, you should re-direct your Lexis print jobs to the Lexis printers on Sub-2 of the Law Library (not to the regular networked duplex printers in the computer lab or student commons) in order to avoid being charged for those printing sessions.

2 The Macs print to the Sites printer only. The Sites printer is NOT a Law School printer and any printing done to that printer is charged to your ITS printing account not your Law School printing account. After your Sites printing quota (400 pages/semester) is exceeded, you will be charged 6 cents per printed side by ITS (NOT the Law School).