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Technology Resources

Drake Law School is committed to providing the technologies and resources you need to succeed.

Contact Information

Drake Information Technology Services
Carnegie Hall, Lower Level

Dan Burkett, ITS Application Support Administrator
Opperman Hall, Room 174 
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 via email.

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 Library Information Desk.

Library and Lobby Computers (Law Library first floor lobby)

  • Two computers for visiting patrons
  • Two computers for NexisUni and Shepard's research
  • Four computers for general student access

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

  • Desktop workstations
  • Lexis research printers in room 260 and the library lobby

Perkins Computer Classroom (Opperman Hall, Room 261)

  • Desktop workstations
  • A desktop for instructor use
  • Projector and screen

All Law School computers run Windows 10 and Office 365.


The Drake Law School Office of Admission will notify students when their Drake email account is activated. The Law School's website and Drake email will be the official means of communication for any campus matters.

Access your email at

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 available through Microsoft OneDrive. Students can store up to 5 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

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 with a webcam.

Learn more about computer requirements for exams.

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
Wireless access

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