Laptop Setup Instructions
There are three wireless networks available, a secured network called MWireless, an unsecured network called MGuest, and eduroam. We strongly recommend setting up the secured network MWireless.
In most cases, you should be able to simply choose MWireless from your list of available networks and connect to it. After logging in with your uniqname and UMICH password, you may be presented with a dialog to accept a certificate. Do this, and you will be connected. If you run into problems, you can try installing the ITS Wireless Configuration Tool
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.
Laptop Exams (Electronic Bluebook)
Electronic Bluebook, or EBB, is the software we use for taking laptop exams.
The Law School network printing allocation is 800 pages per semester for JD students, LLMs, research scholars, and MACL students and 1200 per semester for SJDs. Students are charged for any printing that exceeds this fixed, per-semester allowance.
MLawLive (Student Portal)
MLawLive is a centralized site where you can get official announcements and information on upcoming events from the Law School administration. It is critical that you login to this site daily to keep up with what is going on at the Law School.
Please see our recommended security practices and information in the links below.
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 updates!
Recommended Security Practices and Information (video)
Policies and Optional Installations
- Policies and Information
Here is a listing of free alternative antivirus programs.
Reminder: You should only have one antivirus program installed at one time.
FoxIT or Acrobat DC Reader will enable you to read PDF documents.
Microsoft offers Windows 11 to University of Michigan students at no cost. Students can register to access it on the U-M Software Portal.
Sophos antivirus is one option for antivirus on macOS. This is a no-cost app, but does require you to create an account.
Optional info for all operating systems
The university uses Duo two-factor authentication for all weblogin-protected resources. This Duo management page will allow you to manage a device that you have already enrolled in Duo or enroll a new device for use with Duo.
Tip: You can save your login session for up to 7 days.
Microsoft offers Office 365 to University of Michigan students at no cost.
As a current U-M student, you may install and use Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost. The Creative Cloud Suite includes Acrobat Professional which allows editing PDFs.
A VPN is available to all U-M students needing a secure connection to the University network.
Learn more about your UMICH Google account (Email, Calendar, Drive, etc).
Canvas allows collaboration between students and professors. It provides a means of sharing electronic course materials online.
CALI is a collection of interactive tutorials written by law faculty and designed as learning tools for law students.
MPrint allows you to upload a file to be printed to any SITES printer. MPrint uses your University print quota ($24.00 at 6 cents per side per semester). There are three SITES printers at the Law School.
The University of Michigan Police Department offers a free electronic device registration program to members of the University to reduce the risk of theft.
Tip: To automatically find the required information about your laptop, you can run the auto-detect program for your operating system listed to the right.
UMPD device registration Website
Auto-detect program for Windows
The Knox Center meets the needs of U-M community members, primarily students, who have questions about modifications or alternatives to standard monitors, keyboards or mice, or who are seeking high-tech tools to help with reading and writing.
The university uses Zoom for remote communication. You must login one time to use Zoom with your UM credentials.
Log in to U-M Zoom Portal
More Information About U-M Zoom
How To Change Your Name in Zoom
Students should never save files on the Law School lab desktop computers because those computers are restored to their original state every time they restart; any files saved on those computers will be deleted and will be unrecoverable. It is important, therefore, that you use another source for storage, such as
- Google Drive
- U-M Dropbox
- or storage media such as flash drives to store your files