The links on the left will help you explore and familiarize yourself with the Law School's computing environment and resources.Read this page to see tasks you can accomplish, both before and after your arrival at the Law School, to smooth your transition and prepare you to get electronically connected quickly.
To Do Before You Arrive
To Do After You Arrive
Obtain a laptop computer.
*Use our recommended laptop
specifications as a guide.* Note: Students considering eventually joining one of the student law journals should be advised that a Windows-based laptop will be more compatible with the software and processes used by the journals.Secure your laptop.Many new computers ship with very poor default security.
Before you connect to the Internet for the first time, follow some basic
steps to increase the safety of your laptop.Create your uniqname and password.Your
uniqname and UMICH password identify, authorize, and authenticate you to access U-M computing services. Your uniqname is also part of your e-mail address.
After payment of your enrollment deposit you will receive a letter containing your One Time ID (OTID) and instructions to
create your uniqname and UMICH password. Upon creation of your uniqname and password, your computing account will be set up. To protect your account,
change your password frequently.Permit the Law School use of your U-M photograph.The Law School uses student photographs for the following Law School purposes:
Pack your computer's warranty information.Bring the warranty information for your laptop with you to Ann Arbor in case your laptop needs repairing. Some repair facilities may not fix computers without proof of a valid warranty.
After You ArriveAttend to the following so that you can get started using the computing resources and services available at the Law School and on campus.
Register your laptop online.
* required *If you haven't already done so,
register your laptop online now.
Upload an audio recording of your name. The Law School’s professors, administrators and staff members want to know how to pronounce your name correctly – and your classmates do, too. So please take a moment to
use this web page to upload a recording of your name. The recording will be made available to all MLaw community members in the password-protected Photo Directory and to professors in electronic versions of classroom seating charts. To be clear, you are not required to upload a recording of your name . . . but we hope you will!Attend a laptop configuration session.
* optional, but recommended *The configuration sessions provide an opportunity for you to configure your laptop with LawIT staff available for assistance. However, if you would prefer to configure your laptop on your own, the link below will guide you through the process. If you have any questions or run into any problems configuring your laptop, you are welcome to attend an open session or stop by one of the helpdesks during regular office hours after Orientation.
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