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The University of Michigan Law School

         The University of Michigan Law School

Printing Policy

The Law School network printing allocation is 800 pages per semester for JDs, LLMs, research scholars, and MACL students.  SJD students receive 1200 pages.  Students are charged for any printing that exceeds this fixed, per-semester allowance.

Please read this entire page to understand exactly when and how you will be charged. Also, take a look at the University of Richmond's Law School Printing Survey to find out what other law schools charge for printing.

Printing Quota
Law students receive two separate printing allowances per term at no cost:

  • JDs, LLMs, research scholars, and MACL students receive up to 800 pages (equivalent to 1600 sides if printed double-sided, which is the default. See tips to conserve paper) for printing to any of the Law School designated student printers (provided by the Law School).  SJD students receive up to 1200

  • All U-M students: $24.00 for printing to any Campus Computing Sites printer (provided and maintained by the University). B&W and color impressions are charged at $0.06 and $0.23 per 8.5"x11" impression, respectively.  Research Scholars do not get this additional quota.

When your account has exceeded its Law School print quota, or is within 50 pages of reaching its 800 page limit, an email notification will be sent to you. There will be no additional notifications after the first message. Please check either the client program (which is installed when running the printer installation program) or check the Law School’s print quota webpage (login with your uniqname and UMICH password). Note, you must be on an on campus network to access this page.  If you are off campus, you can connect to the university's VPN first to access it.  If your account has exceeded the 800 page limit, a minus (-) sign will appear in front of the amount of pages you have remaining (see examples below). At the end of the semester, you will be charged 3 cents per page beyond the initial 800 page quota.

2 Print Monitor examples of over quota printing charges

Charging and Billing

Charging Period

  • The Law School per term charge for printing begins on the first day of the term, and ends on the day that the next term begins.

Charging Suspended
  • Charge for printing for the student printers is suspended starting on the first day of study days and resumes the day after the last day of final exams.  See the academic calendar for these dates.  The printer in HH200 (for research scholar and SJD usage only) and the Sub-1 color printer do not follow this policy.  Whenever you print to these printers, you will be charged.

Beyond Quota Charge
  • Additional Law School pages cost $0.03 per page whether single-sided or double-sided (one page in the Law School counts as one sheet of paper)

  • Additional Sites b&w pages cost $0.06 per printed side (double-sided printing in Sites counts as two pages and is not discounted)


  • Charges for printing beyond the quotas in either environment will be billed directly to your University student account in the first weeks of the following term and will appear on your tuition statement.

  • Payment may be made in 3 ways:
    • In person at the Cashier's Office
    • By mail
    • Online via Wolverine Access

  • If you are graduating, you should still get the bill and be able to pay it using one of the 3 means mentioned above. The Financial Aid Office Web site has a link to a web page that explains how to make payments.
Printing Refunds
  • If there is a mechanical or technical problem which prevents you from receiving your printout and you are charged for the print job, please submit a print refund request within four (4) hours of the problem occurring if you expect to receive reimbursement.
    Any printouts associated with the problem (including error pages) must be presented to Law School Information Technology staff so that the issue can be investigated in a timely manner and further problems can be prevented.
Unused Pages
  • Unused printing allowance is not rolled over to the next term.

Mac users only

You cannot use any of these characters in your UMICH password:
. @ : / \ ^ % ` " < > | { } ? # [space]
If you have any of these characters in your password now, you should change your password.

Color Printing

There is a color printer available for law student use in the Law Library on Sub-1 behind the reference desk.​  Learn more.

Lexis printing

Students are not charged for Lexis printing as long as the Lexis print jobs are directed to the designated Lexis printers. However, please note that if you direct your Lexis print jobs to the Law School’s regular networked printers, you will be charged.  Lexis printers are located in the Reading Room and Law Library.

Duplex printing
All designated student printers at the Law School are set to print duplex (double-sided) by default so that you can save paper and money. However, you can manually select single-sided printing for any print job by changing the default settings in the print window.

Printing from Journal, Clinic, and Student Organization printers
Clinics, journals, and organizations are responsible for acquiring and controlling their own paper usage and should print clinic, journal, or organization materials to clinic, journal, or organization-designated printers only.

Sites printers
There are three Sites printers located in the Law School:
  • Reading Room
  • Jeffries Hall Student Lounge
The Sites printers print single-sided by default. Printing directed to the Sites printers will be charged from your $24.00 (400-pgs at $0.06 per printed side) ITS printing quota, not from your Law School printing quota.

The Law School printer installation program does not install the Sites printers. Instead you must use mPrint to print to them.

Tips to conserve paper and your printing quota
  • Only print pages you need by selecting the page range prior to printing.

  • You will get more for your money in the Law School if you print duplex (double-sided). A double-sided page counts as one page within your Law School allowance. Each page you print after your quota costs 3 cents regardless of whether it is duplex or single-sided. So you can print two pages for the price of one if you print duplex.

  • You are charged per page, no matter how many slides or pages are printed on a sheet of paper. This means that six slides or two pages per page-side would still only be charged for one page.