Laptop Setup Instructions

  • Wireless

    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.  See the ITS WiFi page for more information.

    ITS WiFi Information

  • Network Registration

    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.

    Register Your Device

  • Laptop Exams (Electronic Bluebook)

    Electronic Bluebook, or EBB, is the software we use for taking laptop exams. 

    Laptop Exams

  • Printing

    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.

    Laptop Printing

  • 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. 

    MLaw Live

  • Security

    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)

    Computer Security Resources

Policies and Optional Installations

  • Policies and Information
  • Optional Installations

    Windows Only

    Here is a listing of free alternative antivirus programs.

    Reminder: You should only have one antivirus program installed at one time.

    AVG Antivirus

    Avira Antivirus

    FoxIT or Acrobat DC Reader will enable you to read PDF documents.

    FoxIT PDF Reader

    Acrobat DC Reader

    Microsoft offers Windows 11 to University of Michigan students at no cost.  Students can register to access it on the U-M Software Portal.

    Sign up to get Windows


    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.

    Duo Management

    Microsoft offers Office 365 to University of Michigan students at no cost.

    Learn more and download

    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.

    Learn more and download

    A VPN is available to all U-M students needing a secure connection to the University network.

    VPN Remote Access 

    Learn more about your UMICH Google account (Email, Calendar, Drive, etc).

    Umich Google Information

    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.

    CALI Website

    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

    Auto-detect program for Mac

    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.

    Adaptive Technology Computing

  • Video Conferencing

    The university uses Zoom for remote communication.  You must login one time to use Zoom with your UM credentials.

    U-M Zoom
    Log in to U-M Zoom Portal
    Download Zoom
    More Information About U-M Zoom
    How To Change Your Name in Zoom

  • Cloud Storage

    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