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New Student Guide 2015A brief and readable guideto technology at the Law ts/new-student-guideJ.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 2015

Hello, New Student.Congratulations on your acceptance to Columbia Law School.Information Technology at Columbia Law School, also known as Law IT, hascreated this guide to give you an overview of the digital services, systems, andtechnology available at the Law School and University, and to point you to thedepartment or team who can best connect you to the solutions you need to workand study.At the end of this guide there will be a brief review of common technologyquestions to help you prepare for the Computer-Based Training.What’s inside this guide: Do these three things first! Technology policies in brief UNI vs. LawNet accounts LionMail and Law School email accounts Remote storage and file backup Configuring your laptop and devices for Law School wireless and Ethernet All about printing and scanning Resources and discounts available to students Getting help with technology Ready for the CBT?What’s this star icon? If you see a web address next to this icon, we suggest that you bookmark it forfuture reference.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide1 of 11

Do these three things first!Before we go any further, please complete these three important items:123Activate your University Network ID, more commonlyknown as your UNI, through the Manage My UNI web page »Please allow 5-7 business days for CUIT to generate yourUNI after the receipt of your Deposit Confirmation email.Activate your LawNet account via this activation form »Incoming J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. students will need theirUNI and LSAC number in order to activate LawNet. GlobalAlliance, exchange, and Paris and London double-degreestudents will need their UNI and temporary CUID number inorder to activate LawNet. Students will be granted a limitedaccount pending completion of the CBT.Submit a professional photo through LawNet »Your photo will be used for your Columbia University IDcard, the Law School directory in LawNet, and seating chartsgenerated for professors.We’ll explain the difference between your UNI and LawNet accounts shortly.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide2 of 11

Technology policies in briefColumbia Law School abides by and upholds Columbia University’s IT policies,which foster a better, faster, and more secure technology experience forstudents by protecting the University’s computer systems, networks, data, andinformation resources.We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the University’s ITpolicies, particularly those pertaining to acceptable usage of informationresources, safer computing, and information security.What constitutes a violation of IT policy? Sharing your UNI or LawNet login credentials Misrepresenting yourself in the FROM field of an email Sending unofficial bulk email to Law School lists Playing games on Law School computers Downloading illegally copied movies, music, or software Storing, sharing, or displaying copyrighted material without permissionfrom the ownerPlease note that violation of the University’s IT policies can result in thewithholding of grades, revocation of UNI and LawNet accounts, or referral tofederal authorities.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide3 of 11

UNI vs. LawNet accountsWhen you begin your studies at Columbia Law School, you will be assigned twoaccounts—a UNI (e.g., jds2015) and a LawNet (e.g., jsmith).A UNI account is used to access University-wide systems and services, while aLawNet account is used to access our Law School-specific platform.What can I use my UNIfor? Accessing LionMail » Signing up for text messagealerts through StudentServices Online » Downloading syllabiand course content viaCourseWorks » Accessing ColumbiaUniversity’s libraryresources through GoogleScholar and similar servicesWhat can I use myLawNet for? Logging into computers andprinters at the Law School Searching for students,faculty, and staff in the LawSchool directory » Registering for courses,viewing grades, andsubmitting courseevaluations Registering your laptop’swireless and Ethernet cardsSince it is a University-wide account, your UNI is assigned and managed byColumbia University Information Technology, better known as CUIT. Note thatCUIT and Law IT are different departments. If there is ever an issue with yourUNI, please submit a ticket to CUIT’s Service Desk »LawNet – https://lawnetportal.law.columbia.eduJ.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide4 of 11

LionMail and Law School email accountsActivating your UNI will activate your LionMail account (e.g., [email protected]). LionMail is your “go-to” email account as a student at ColumbiaLaw School and Columbia University.LionMail is the professional email component of Columbia University’s setup ofGoogle Apps for Education. You will also have access to some of the other Googleapps you may be familiar with, including Calendar and Drive.LionMail – http://lionmail.columbia.eduHow do I get a Law School email address, such as “[email protected]”?Law IT assigns all students a Law School email address (e.g., [email protected]) and sets up this address to automatically forward to yourLionMail, so there’s no need to configure any settings.You can look up your Law School email address in the directory in LawNet.Can I change my LionMail email address to something morememorable, such as “[email protected]”?Yes, certainly. You can select an email alias for your LionMail account throughthe Manage My UNI web page »J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide5 of 11

Remote storage and file backupColumbia University’s setup of Google Apps for Education includes Calendar andDrive (accessed through LionMail) so students can easily collaborate on, store,and backup documents, spreadsheets, and slides.Alternatively, as a student at the Law School, you will have access to a sharedG drive and personal H drive. The G and H drives can be accessed by logging ontoa Law School computer or remotely in your browser.Remote access to G and H drives – https://remote.law.columbia.eduAdditional permissions will be granted to your G drive if you are a leader in astudent organization. Learn more by referencing the Technology for StudentOrganizations web page »Your H drive has a hard disk capacity of 2 GB.Google Drive has an unlimited hard disk capacity.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide6 of 11

Configuring your laptop and devices for LawSchool wireless and EthernetThe Law School has an open wireless network (Columbia Law Guest) that you orvisitors can use without any configuration.Access to the Law School’s fast and secure wireless network (ColumbiaUniversity - Law) and wired, Ethernet network (some students prefer plugging infor an even greater speed boost) do require some configuration.The Multimedia team in Law IT has created video tutorials to help you configureyour Mac or PC laptop for our wireless and Ethernet:Find these and more video tutorials here: y/video-tutorialsJ.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide7 of 11

All about printing and scanningLaw IT is as much about information as we are about technology and we knowthat many students prefer the tactile experience of reading on paper as opposedto screen or e-reader. In keeping with this, the Law School is equipped with anetwork of high-speed printers and students are provided with the highest pagequota in the country.Where are the printing labs? 2nd Floor Printing Lab – Jerome Greene 216I (accessed via Diamond LawLibrary) 3rd Floor Express Lab 4th Floor Copy LabWhat’s my printing/page quota?Students have a page quota of 4,000 pages per academic year. Pages cannot becarried over to the next year.Print jobs for Westlaw or LexisNexis do not count against this quota. Westlawand LexisNexis provide each student with a balance at the beginning of theacademic year for use of their respective, dedicated printers.What about printing résumés and scanning transcripts?There is a dedicated résumé printer in the 2nd Floor Printing Lab. Please bringyour own résumé paper and print from a secure USB flash drive. There is also arobust and easy-to-use scanner.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide8 of 11

Resources and discounts available to studentsThere are many resources and discounts available to students at ColumbiaUniversity. Below are those important to your technology experience:Complimentary Symantec Endpoint Protection(formerly Symantec AntiVirus) to find and removeany spyware or viruses that may creep onto yourlaptop. Download Symantec Endpoint Protection »Discounts on purchases of computers, peripherals,and software through Apple and Dell. Learn moreabout discounts for higher education »Unlimited access to Lynda training. Interested inlearning technology, creative, and business skills?Need to brush up on Microsoft Office applications?Explore courses on Lynda.com »Access to The Center for Computer-Assisted LegalInstruction’s (CALI) library of more than 900interactive legal tutorials written by law professorsfor students. Browse CALI’s lesson library »Note that these services are not managed by Law IT. If there is ever an issue witha service, please contact the respective provider.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide9 of 11

Getting help with technologyWe appreciate you taking the time to read this guide. Information Technology atColumbia Law School is here to get you up and running with the technology youneed to work and study, and connect you to information solutions.HelpdeskHardware, software, or printer support? LawNet help? General question?Email: [email protected]: 212-854-1370Walk-in location: Jerome Greene 731Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Multimedia teamAudio-visual or classroom technology question?Email: [email protected]: 212-854-2400Media Control Room (MCR): Jerome Greene 131Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Please note that when classes are not in session at the Law School, both theHelpdesk and MCR will be open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide10 of 11

Ready for the CBT?Let’s review a bit first.Can you answer these questions? Who do I contact for issues with my UNI? Who do I contact for issues with my LawNet? How can I protect my laptop from spyware and viruses? Why can’t I connect my laptop to the Law School’s secure wireless network(Columbia University - Law)? Why can’t I connect my laptop to the Law School’s internet using a wired,Ethernet connection? Who do I contact for issues with printers in the Law School? What constitutes a violation of Columbia University’s IT policies?If you can answer these questions, you’re ready to go.Take me to the CBT »J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Version 1.1 /new-student-guide11 of 11

Please allow 5-7 business days for CUIT to generate your UNI after the receipt of your Deposit Confirmation email. Activate your LawNet account via this activation form » Incoming J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. students will need their UNI and LSAC number in order to activate LawNet. Glob