Laptops at the Law School
Laptop AdvantageThe advantage of a laptop is the mobility and flexibility it will provide you at the Law School. The
computer labs are available exclusively for law student use:
Owning a laptop enables you to do your work in a location of
your choice, for instance in the historic Reading Room, the Student Commons, the Law Library, or the Law Quad grounds.
Wireless NetworkStudents with laptops or mobile devices are able to connect to the
University's wireless network to
print, perform online legal research, and access the Internet and e-mail.
Laptop ExamsThe Law School permits the use of laptops for most in-class essay exams. Students are also permitted to use laptops for take-home exams. The approved versions of
Electronic Bluebook (EBB) work with Windows and Mac operating systems.
Note: EBB will not be used for the Fall 2020 semester.
Network Connectivity SupportLaw School Information Technology provides laptop support for wireless and other Law School network-related connectivity issues only. For more information about laptop support at the Law School, please see our student
laptop support policy.ITS Computer Support & Repair, located in the U-M Tech Shop on the ground floor of the Michigan Union, provides low-cost assistance with a variety of software and laptop maintenance and repair problems, with walk-in support service for all types of computers. For hardware repairs, they support Apple (including iPad and iPhone), Dell, HP, Microsoft Surface, and devices covered by Safeware.
Note: The Tech Shop is currently closed due to the pandemic.
Laptop FinancingIf you anticipate the need for school loan funds to pay off your computer, note that you may
not order the computer more than one month before the start of the academic year in order to qualify. The
Office of Financial Aid (734.764.5289) has further information on laptop financing options.
Laptop ConfigurationPlease use our recommended
laptop configuration table as a guide.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact
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