Do I need a laptop computer for law school?
We do not require a laptop computer, but it is the computer of choice for law students. You may or may not be able to use them in all of your classes, depending on the professorâ€™s policy. Our building has full wireless Internet access. If you choose not to get a laptop, there are computer labs in the library.
What type of computer should I get?
Either a Windows or Macintosh Laptop is fine. You should receive an up-to-date list of specifications in your orientation materials.
Should I get wireless?
Yes. Our entire building is wireless. There are two types:Â 802.11b and 802.11g; and the â€śgâ€ť is faster. There is a limit of two devices you can attach to the network concurrently. For example, you can use a laptop and a PDA on the network simultaneously, but no more. Please note that by attaching any network device to the law school network you are agreeing to all terms of the Acceptable Use Policy. Also, note that Peer to Peer music sharing software is not tolerated on the UALR network.
What about virus software?
Anti-virus software is available to students of the University. You will need to know your student domain username and password. This password (as well as others) is set and reset in BOSS. You will need your T number and PIN to access BOSS. To retrieve that information you must take a picture ID to the Admissions office at the Law School. Up-to-date virus protection software is mandatory before you can access our wireless network. Be sure to install updated virus software at Orientation. We’ll speak more about virus protection during orientation.
Can I get any kind of discounts through the law school?
Yes. We have an â€śeducational discountâ€ť through Dell that does not benefit the law school in any way. Our computer services staff is most experienced at working with Dell computers. The Dell website has information about obtaining the discount. Information on the Dell discount can also be accessed by visiting the law school computing website and clicking on the Dell logo at the bottom of the page.