Printing and Copying Options for Law Students

Law Students have a number of options to meet their printing and copying needs:

  1. UW and Law School-provided resources
  2. Businesses on The Ave
  3. DIY

Option 1: UW and Law School-provided resources

Dawg Prints

Dawg Prints provides copy and print services to the University as a whole. Once you've installed the Dawg Prints software on your laptop (see below), you can wirelessly send a print job to any Dawg Prints printer in William Gates Hall. Jobs are released by swiping your Husky Card at a Dawg Prints release station, which in turn debits your card's account balance; release stations do not accept coins or bills.

For help with any aspect of Dawg Prints, visit their troubleshooting page.

See the DawgPrints website for their current per-page printing rates; their website also provides a refund request form.

Dawg Prints Software Installation

Follow these steps to install the Dawg Prints software on your laptop:

  1. Go to the Dawg Prints printer locations page.
  2. Use the keyword search box to search for Gates Law School.
  3. The list of search results will contain five items, representing the three Dawg Prints stations in the Law Library (rooms L114, L111, and L240). Note that it doesn't matter which particular printer location you choose here - installing the Dawg Prints software once will set you up to print to any Dawg Prints printer in the Law Library.
  4. Click on the link that corresponds to your laptop's operating system (i.e. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or 64-bit Windows) to download the installer.
  5. Once the download completes, run it to install the software. Accept all of the defaults in the installer's setup screens.

Printing via Dawg Prints

  1. Make sure you have a functioning Wi-Fi connection.
  2. When you're ready to print, use any program's Print command as you normally would, but be sure to select the printer called GATES LAW SCHOOL as the destination for your job.
  3. Go to any Dawg Prints release station in the Law Library (room L114, L111, or L240) to release your job.

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)

Any currently registered student organization ("RSO") and its members may utilize the printing and copying resources at the SORC, which is located in the HUB.

  • RSOs are assigned an alphanumeric print code that must be entered before an item can be printed or copied.
  • Each RSO is given an allowance of 5,000 "printing points," which does not roll over from year to year.

See the SORC's website for more information.

Law Library

The Marion Gould Gallagher Law Library provides law students with a variety of printing, copying, and scanning resources. Follow the below links to the Library's website for more information:

Option 2: Businesses on The Ave

Note: The following information is provided as a courtesy only; the businesses referenced below are not endorsed in any capacity by the School of Law or the University of Washington. You may wish to search popular customer review websites for feedback on the printing/copying business you choose.

Option 3: DIY

Note: The following information is provided as a courtesy only, and does not represent an endorsement of a printer manufacturer/model by the School of Law or the University of Washington. Before making a purchase, you may wish to search popular customer review websites for feedback on any given printer model.

Remember that the cost of the printer doesn't end with its purchase price - before buying anything, be sure to also research:

  • The cost and page yield of a printer's toner cartridge(s).
    Seek out this info to get an idea of how much you'll need to invest in the printer's upkeep over time. Note that color-capable printers require multiple toner cartridges - one for black ink, and one (or more!) for colored ink.
  • The cost of paper.

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