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.
Use our recommended laptop
specifications as a guide.
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.
You will use your
uniqname and UMICH password to log in to U-M computing and online services. Your uniqname is also part of your U-M email address.
After payment of your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from the university inviting you to set up your uniqname and account. See
Set Up Your Uniqname and Account for details. See
Protect Yourself to learn how to secure your data and devices.
The Law School uses student photographs for the following Law School purposes:
If you haven't already authorized the Law School to use your photograph, please do so by submitting a
Photo Consent Form.
Familiarize yourself with the computing resources and services available to you as a Law School and U-M student. This is a good time to review the Law School Information Technology student computing policies:
Attend to the following so that you can get started using the computing resources and services available at the Law School and on campus.
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 page to upload a recording of your name.
Follow the links below to setup your laptop with the services and programs the Law School Information Technology department provides. If you have any questions or run into problems configuring your laptop, contact us at
LawITStudentSupport@umich.edu and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to offer assistance.
There are three wireless networks available, a secured network called
MWireless, an unsecured network called
strongly recommend setting up the secured network
The Law School
requires students to register all of the devices that they plan on connecting to the wireless network. Each student is allowed up to
4 devices to be registered at one time. Such devices would include laptops, iPhones, iPads, Androids, etc.
As soon as you connect to any wireless network on campus, make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date and you have the latest security patches!
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