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:
However, they get very busy, especially during peak times of the academic year. Owning a laptop not only allows you to avoid long lines and crowded conditions, but also 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 wireless laptops are able to connect to the University's wireless network to print, perform online legal research, and access the Internet and e-mail. To use wireless you will need a computer with a wireless LAN network card that supports 802.1X/WPA2 and a Web browser. 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. Network Connectivity SupportLawIT 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 Computer Showcase 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, however, they only service Apple, Dell and HP computers (both warranty and non-warranty repairs). 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 PC laptop configuration table as a guide.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact LawIT.
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