Student Computer Lab Location
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.
- 22 Dell OptiPlex 740, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, 3.01GHz, 2GB RAM, 2.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HD
- 2 20" Apple iMac, 2.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD (Macs have Campus Computing Sites Loadset)
Law School lab computers are not purchased with floppy and zip disk drives. Alternatives to floppy and zip disks:
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. Since there are no moving parts inside (like a floppy or zip disk), there is less chance of damage or corruption of data.
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 and use it as you would use a floppy or zip disk.
IFS (Institutional File System)
All U-M students receive 1 gigabyte of online file storage space (IFS) with their Basic Computing Package (BCP). IFS space is backed up to tape 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.
CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable)
The price for this format has dropped significantly enough to make this a viable floppy/zip replacement, 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.
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)
Software (on Law School PC computers)
- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
- Mac OS X (Leopard)
Software available on the Sites Mac computers
- CALI (Web)
- Lexis/Nexis (Web)
- Westlaw (Web)
- Bloomberg (Web)
- UNHCR RefWorld (Web)
- UM E-Mail (Web)
- Internet Explorer 7
- MS Office 2007 Professional
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote)
- Corel WordPerfect X3
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8, Distiller 8, PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop
- VirusScan 8.5 (anti-virus)
The Law School is 100% wireless network capable.
Every semester each law student gets up to 600 pages of black and white (b&w) laser printing on Law School student printers at no cost (the Lexis, Westlaw, and Sites printers are NOT Law School-owned printers). Additional b&w pages are charged at 5 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 Xerox student printers (Xerox 5675)
- 1 Westlaw printer 1
- 1 Lexis printer 1
- 1 Sites networked printer (HP LaserJet 4350DTN) 2
1 The Lexis and Westlaw printers are not Law School-owned printers. Students are NOT charged for Lexis/Westlaw printing as long as the Lexis/Westlaw print-outs are directed to the designated Lexis/Westlaw printers (if you direct your Lexis/Westlaw print-outs to the Law School's regular networked duplex printers, you will be charged). If the Lexis/Westlaw printers are out of order in the computer lab, you should re-direct your Lexis/Westlaw print jobs to the Lexis/Westlaw printers on Sub-2 of the Law Library or on the 4th floor of Hutchins Hall (not to the regular networked duplex printers in the computer lab or student lounge) 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).