Technology Info for Visitors

Law School-Provided Technology Equipment

Classroom Computers

Law School classroom computers are publicly accessible, shared computers.

To protect your electronic identity and our equipment:

  • Log out before leaving
  • Do not shut down the computer for any reason.

At the podium in each classroom there is a desktop computer available that offers full internet access. Each system has a CD/DVD drive as well as easily accessible USB ports making it easy to load your files or presentation materials.

In order to log on to the Law School classroom computers you must have a valid UW NetID. Non-UW visitors to the Law School should talk to their Law School contact if they do not yet have a UW NetID.

We recommend that, whenever possible, the classroom desktop computer be used for presentations. The classroom computers are part of the managed, secure Law School computing environment and are easier for support staff to troubleshoot in the event of a technical problem.

All classroom computers are configured with the following software:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
  • Presentation/Productivity: Microsoft Office 2010 (includes PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access),Adobe Acrobat Reader, TurningPoint 2008
  • Web Browsers & Extensions: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Java, Flash, Silverlight
  • Multimedia: Apple iTunes/Quicktime, Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player
  • Security: Sophos Anti-Virus, Faronics Deep Freeze

If your use of a classroom computer requires software other than that listed above, please contact Lawhelp at least two weeks prior to your visit to allow us the opportunity to evaluate your request.

Multimedia/AV Equipment

A detailed list of the multimedia and AV equipment available in Law School classrooms is available under the "Classrooms and Technology" section at:

Use of Non-Law School Technology Equipment

Visitors to the Law School may opt to use their personal laptop computers for presentations or other uses of available classroom technology. Assistance with setting up a laptop to work with the room projection system is available on request.

Internet Access

Internet access for personally-owned devices is available through the University's wireless network; please note that access to William Gates Hall's wired network is restricted to Law School-provided equipment. For more information on wireless network access, see Wireless Networking.

Network Security

Before using a personally-owned device on the University's wireless network, we strongly recommend updating your device with any security-related patches that may be available to it, as well as protecting it with up-to-date antivirus software.

It is not uncommon for an unpatched system on the UW network to be compromised within minutes. The UW Network Operations Center will revoke the network access of any system that impacts the stability and health of the university network, underscoring the need to properly secure your system ahead of time.

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