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Computing Resources

Computer Lab
Sub-3 Law Library
Weekdays & Weekends, 8:00 a.m. - midnight
(the computer lab follows the Library schedule)

Help Desks are located in:
331 Legal Research
Walk-in hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00-4:30 p.m.
S-110A in the Law Library
Walk-in hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Other ways to request technical assistance:
Submit a Work Request
Call 734.647.3731

Michigan Law students rely on technological services to communicate, perform legal research, enhance learning, and conduct administrative business. To support the academic and administrative functions of the Law School, the Information Technology Department (LawIT) provides stable and user-friendly computing, networking, and audio-visual infrastructure, services, and support for the Law School community.  

Computer Lab
The student computer lab is restricted to law student use only. The lab is open weekdays
8:00 a.m. –midnight. M-Card access is required after 5:30 p.m. weekdays and all weekend. This general-purpose computer lab is staffed by lab consultants trained to assist students with network connectivity problems, including wireless and wireless printing. Assistance is also available for general advice concerning personal computer purchases and maintenance of computer facilities. The lab has networked printers as well as dedicated Lexis printers. Extra networked printers are stationed around the School for wireless printing (Legal Research Alcove, Law Library, South Hall and Reading Room).

The Law School also has complete wireless network coverage both in Legal Research (the entire underground Law Library S-1, S-2, S-3, as well as the Reading Room) and Hutchins Hall. 

Students at the Law School can take advantage of specialized computer support services provided by the Law School, as well as a wide variety of computer services provided by the University. The Law School has computers available for student use in the student computer lab, the Law Library computer assisted legal research lab (CALR), the student commons, student organizations and publications offices, the clinics, and in several locations in and around the Library.

The University campus-wide computer support services, such as e-mail, are under the auspices of the University’s Information and Technology Services (ITS), which has about 700 computers within walking distance of the Law School as part of its 15 staffed Campus Computing Sites spread over the campus. The ITS Accounts Office (734.764.8000) provides computer accounts to all registered students, allowing access to e-mail, high-quality printing, online conferencing, and other information services.

ITS provides software for accessing campus services remotely. The Help Service Line (764-HELP, or 4-HELP on campus) is run by ITS. The U-M Computer Showcase (734-647-2537), located on the ground level of the Michigan Union, sells computer hardware and software at educational prices.

computer repair
Additionally, as a convenience for UM students, ITS Computer Support & Repair operates out of the U-M Computer Showcase store in the Michigan Union and services mostly Apples, HPs and Dells. For all other computers, the consultants are a source of help and advice.

A complete summary of ITS’s services is available at the ITS Web site.