Technology Resources

Ranked 16th in the National Jurist technology honor roll, Drake Law School is committed to providing the technologies and resources you need to succeed.

On this page students can find information on technology at Drake Law School.

Contact Information

Drake Information Technology Services
Carnegie Hall, Lower Level
515-271-3001
service.drake.edu/its

John Edwards, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology
Opperman Hall, Room 154
john.edwards@drake.edu
515-271-2141

blueView

blueView is the Drake University portal to student services. Students may use blueView to find account information, get email access, use calendars, register for classes, view your class schedule, and other student resources.

You will be provided with login information during orientation.

Computing Facilities

Drake Law School has a number of computers and computer labs available to students and visitors. A wireless network is also available to guests and students who would like to perform research or peruse the internet from their own laptops. Guests who need computer access should inquire at the Information Desk.

Library and Lobby Computers (Law Library first floor lobby)

  • Two machines for visiting patrons
  • Two machines for KeyCite and Shepard's research
  • Four machines for general student access

Lexis and Westlaw Training Center (Opperman Hall, Room 260)

  • 10 Dell workstations
  • A networked laser printer
  • Lexis and Westlaw research printers

Perkins Computer Classroom (Opperman Hall, Room 261)

  • 15 Dell workstations
  • A desktop for instructor use
  • Projector and screen
  • A networked laser printer
  • Lexis and Westlaw research printers

All Law School computers run Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus.

Email

The Law School's website and Drake email will be the official means of communication for any campus matters.

Access your email at www.outlook.com/drake.edu.

Students should reference the Law School's website for news or events and check their Drake email account regularly to make sure important deadlines or information are not missed.

Find more information about Drake email.

Document Storage

Student groups, organizations, and journals are provided space on the University's file storage. This facilitates eased sharing and collaboration among peers. Documents kept in the University's storage system are backed up and preserved through a variety of safety measures. In this manner students need not rely on media such as USB sticks, which can be lost, damaged, or stolen.

Storage for individual students is planned to be available starting Fall 2017. More information will be available near that time.

To access your folder from the Law School's computers, open "Documents" from the Desktop then navigate into your appropriate class directory.

Instructions on accessing your documents remotely:

Technology Recommendations

Students who plan to use laptops for taking exams or want to join the campus wireless network must have a modern Windows or Macintosh computer.

Learn more about student computer recommendations.

Westlaw/Lexis Nexis/CALI

Instructions for registering for Westlaw, LexisNexis, and CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) will be provided during orientation.

Additional Information

Change your Drake ID password
Computer usage policies
Exam software
Printing services
Spyware and virus protection
Supported software
Turning Point Cloud (clickers for students)
Wireless access

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