The University of New Hampshire School of Law has a campus-wide wired and wireless network, through which internet access is afforded to all students, faculty, staff, and guests. We use Novell GroupWise for e-Mail and calendaring. We utilize a dedicated 50x10 Mbps high-speed cable line for student internet access. Services that we offer include web-based portals for e-mail and file access, an online bulletin board, listserv, web-based chat software, and online access to grades and schedules.
While we do not require students to own a laptop, it is practically a must for anyone attending classes here. We do have two computer areas known as the Online Training Center (OTC) and Corral which house a limited number of Windows-based PC's and printers that are dedicated for student use. For e-mail and internal web-browsing purposes, we offer 5 dedicated terminals throughout the main building.
We cannot recommend any certain brand or platform of computer to purchase for use here at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. There are just too many good choices and too many personal preferences. We strive to offer support to all students and faculty/staff when it comes to using their preferred computing platform, and as such we have no affiliations or contracts with any particular manufacturer.
That said, our hardware recommendations are as follows:
Minimally: RAM: 2 GB / Hard Drive: 80 GB / Processor: 1.8 Ghz Intel Celeron
Optimally: RAM: 4 GB+ / Hard Drive: 256 GB+ / Processor: 2.0+ Ghz Intel i7
We support virtually all modern versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and linux for internet access and printing, but our exam software requires the use of either Mac OS or Microsoft Windows (sorry, no linux).
Applications/Suites that are typically used here include:
Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word 2011 (Mac)
Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Excel 2011 (Mac)
Presentation Software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (Mac)
Office Suites: Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac)
We do charge a fee for student printing at a cost of 10 cents per printed page (15 cents duplexed). Print balances are accessed via your student ID and money can be added to your account at any time using the vending machine located on the 2nd floor of the library (in the main lobby). If you wish to print from your laptop you must install our student printing client which is located here (linux users must be configured for student printing by the CS department).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact computer services.