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.
Drake Information Technology Services
Carnegie Hall, Lower Level
John Edwards, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology
Opperman Hall, Room 154
myDrake is the Drake University portal to student services. Students may use myDrake 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.
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)
Lexis and Westlaw Training Center (Opperman Hall, Room 260)
Perkins Computer Classroom (Opperman Hall, Room 261)
All Law School computers run Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus.
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.
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 available through Microsoft OneDrive. Students can store up to 25 Terabytes of data, accessible anywhere on or off campus.
OneDrive is available on PC, Mac, and mobile devices. OneDrive storage is accessible through a web-browser by logging into Drake Webmail, selecting the ‘waffle’ icon and then OneDrive.
OneDrive apps can be downloaded through the App Store/Google Play Store, as well as PC apps from https://onedrive.live.com
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:
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.
Please note: The software used for taking law school exams on laptops does NOT support the 2018 version of the MacBook Pro. Windows machines are recommended.
Learn more about student computer recommendations.
Instructions for registering for Westlaw, LexisNexis, and CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) will be provided during orientation.