Buying a Computer
Marquette University does not require that law students purchase a laptop, however, it is recommended. The Law School and the Law Library offer wireless internet access throughout the entire building. Some the University's vendors offer substantial discounts on hardware and software. For more information please consult the buying guide.
Data Storage and backup
We recommend that all students backup their critical files on a regular basis to either an external drive or a clouds storage solution. The rule of thumb is to backup anything that can’t be replaced. Marquette University students may use Microsoft OneDrive for Business with 1TB storage while enrolled as students. Other storage options include Google Drive (15GB free) and iCloud (5GB free).
Lecture capture is available for students upon request. Students are required to request the permsisson of the faculty member and request the recording 12 hours in advance for scheduling purposes. Day of and last minute requests will not be scheduled. Faculty are required to activate the monitor in the smart classroom and activate the microphone. The student(s) requesting the recording will be emailed a secure link requiring their Marquette login in order to view or listen to the recording. There is no guarantee of a successful recording. The recording is dependent on the scheduling, and more importanty functional hardware and software. Request a recording
Microsoft Forefront anti-virus software for Windows and McAfee Security for Mac is available for download via CheckMarq. Students may download the software from the "campus downloads" section of CheckMarq.
Microsoft Office & other software
Enrolled students are now able to install Office 365 and OneDrive for Business, for free, with 1TB of file storage. This includes Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. Full information can be found online at http://www.marquette.edu/its/help/getting/office-365-installation.shtml.
PrintWise is the campus-wide network printing solution. Allocation for enrolled students is $14.00 for Fall and Spring terms, and $7.00 for the Summer term. This allocation, called the PrintWise account, gets placed on his/her MarquetteCard. Black and white, and color PrintWise printers are located on every floor in Ray & Kay Eckstein Hall and are both compatible with Windows and Apple operating systems. More information and the PrintWise software is available here.
SofTest by ExamSoft
Students enrolled in selected courses will have the opportunity to use their own computers to write examinations. To participate, student laptops must meet the minimum requirements, and SofTest must be installed. Full information about taking exams on laptops is available online and accessible to current law students here.
Virtual Private Network
The VPN or Virtual Private Network allows you to access library databases and campus-restricted websites from any remote location with Internet access. Login at http://www.marquette.edu/its/help/vpn/vpn.shtml
Ray & Kay Eckstein Hall has wireless Internet access throughout the entire building. To access MU_Student your personal laptop must have a wireless network card that is properly configured. Wireless information is available online.
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