Computer Services


Computer Lab 

The Law School operates a computer lab on the third floor of the Library (Room 305B). The lab contains ten computers running Microsoft Windows. All computers have Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. The lab contains laser printers and a scanner. The Lab Manager is generally on duty weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and additional coverage is provided on evenings and weekends. Students who have questions can see the Lab Manager, or send an email to the Help Desk (


Students currently enrolled at the Law School are allotted 1,200 pages a year free of charge. After the first 1,200 pages, students are charged according to the prices set forth below. Research Assistants and students on journals, on the Moot Court Board or who qualify for the final or semi-final rounds of the Moot Court Competition are allotted an additional allocation for printing jobs connected to those projects upon request to the Help Desk ( 

The prices for printing are:

  • One-Sided 8.5 x 11 Black & White Print $0.13
  • One-Sided 8.5 x 11 Color Print $0.18
  • One-Sided Large Format 11 x 17 Black & White Print $0.26
  • One-Sided Large Format 11 x 17 Color Print $0.36

Questions regarding printing accounts should be directed to the Help Desk (  

The Law Library provides training on law-specific computer services, such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. In addition, throughout the year the Library periodically offers students demonstrations on useful law databases and business-related law Internet sites, as well as sessions on preparation for practice. The Library also periodically hosts Microsoft Office Training sessions, which are designed to show students how to maximize use of Microsoft Office products.  

The Law School Local Area Network

All study carrels, reading tables on the north side of the Wilson Reading Room, and tables in the book stacks on the upper floors of the library have Ethernet connections, which allow students to connect to the local area network and gain access to laser printers, the Internet, Lexis, and Westlaw. To connect your laptop to the network, you need a 10/100baseT Ethernet adapter and cable. Many Apple and PC laptops have built-in Ethernet support, but some laptops may require an adapter. Many of the student study areas are covered by the Law School’s wireless network as well. Students with an integrated or add-on wireless card should be able to access the Internet from most study areas in the building.

The Law School uses DHCP to assign IP addresses dynamically. Instructions on configuring your laptop to use DHCP are available in the computer labs and at Orientation. If you wish to access the network both at the Law School and your residence, you may need to switch your network settings when you move from one location to another.

Computers in the Library

In addition to the Computer Lab, the Library provides computers in the John P. Wilson Reading Room on the second floor and on floors 4, 5 and 6 for searching the Library Catalog and databases, web searching, and checking email. A CNetID and password are required for access to these computers.

The D’Angelo Law Library also subscribes to many databases and e-journals, which may be accessed via the Library web server at

LexisNexis and Westlaw

Students will receive their LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords from the Library during their first year of study.

Internet Services & Student Websites

The Internet is available throughout all common area spaces at the law school, including the Computer Lab, Library, and Green Lounge. Internet and wireless access is restricted in the classroom wing, and is only available in courses when authorized by the instructor.

Individual students and student organizations may publish personal web pages at:

Computer Passwords

Law students have five sets of passwords:

(1)                    UCLawID: To prevent unauthorized access, use of the Law School computer labs are restricted to holders of UCLawID usernames and passwords. Students need these credentials to log in to the computers in the labs, to access laser printers over the Law School network from laptops, and to access some services restricted to law students (job listings from Career Services, evaluation websites, etc.).  Students should sign off computers when done to prevent other people’s print jobs from being charged to their account.

(2)                    CNetID and password: These credentials are used to check email and authenticate to the wireless network, as well as to access many of the University’s online services.

(3)                    ExamSoft ID and password:  These credentials are used to take exams using ExamSoft, the Law School’s exam administration software.  The Office of the Registrar sends each student an ExamSoft password well before exams each quarter.

(4)                    LexisNexis ID and password: Students receive a LexisNexis access code from the librarians during research classes scheduled as part of the Bigelow curriculum.  Students will use the access code to log on to LexisNexis at, register, and create a custom ID and password. 

(5)                    Westlaw password: Students receive their Westlaw password from the librarians during research classes scheduled as part of the Bigelow curriculum. Students create a custom Westlaw password upon first log on and register at The original Westlaw password continues to work even after creation of a custom password.

A word about laptops: It is risky to configure software on a laptop computer to automatically remember passwords. If the laptop were stolen, the thief would have access to all of the laptop’s accounts.

What to do if a password is lost or compromised:

(1)        UCLawID password: The Lab Manager in 305B or the Help Desk staff in Room K002 can change the password to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the account and files. For security reasons, they absolutely cannot give out passwords over the phone or by email.

(2)        CNet password: Reset this by visiting the CNET website: Students who encounter problems online should go in person to the ID & Privileges Office located in the lobby of the Regenstein library, and they will create a new password. For security reasons, they absolutely cannot give out passwords over the phone or by email. If a password is compromised, the account may be frozen because of abuse by the unauthorized user. 

(3)        ExamSoft ID and password:  The Assistant Registrar can assist with examsoft IDs or passwords.  Students also may obtain their ID or password by going to

(4)        LexisNexis ID and password: LexisNexis does not distribute passwords; each user creates a custom ID and password from an access code upon registration. The Library is not provided with a list of custom IDs and passwords.  Students who no longer have their custom ID and password should contact LexisNexis customer service at 1-800-543-6862.

(5)        Westlaw password: The Library maintains a list of Westlaw passwords distributed to students.  Students who no longer have their password should see a reference librarian.   

Operational issues (problems in the Law School computer lab, printing, setting up email, etc.) should be directed to the Lab Manager and Assistants on duty in the Computer Lab. Global computer issues (lab policies, Law School computer purchases, etc.) should be directed to the Help Desk (


Information Technologies Services (ITS) provides all students with a wide range of computing resources, including email, networked information, interactive computing and Internet service. ITS manages several computing sites for the University community:

(1)        Regenstein: Lower Level
                        Open during library hours
                        Apple & PC
(2)        Crerar: First Floor
                        Open during library hours
                        Apple & PC

In addition, email and web-browsing stations are located in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, Stuart Hall, Harper Library, and the Reynold’s Club. 

ITS provides technical support and can be reached on the techline (773-702-5800) or by email (

Where to Get More Information on student user accounts (Email, Internet)

ID & Privileges Office
Regenstein Library
1100 E. 57th Street, Room 100F
Chicago, IL


Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed