Technology environment and requirements

Create an IU account

Before you can use technology services at IU, create an IU account. Then you may access many services using IU's one-stop One.IU portal.

The computer requirement

The Law School requires that students have a laptop computer. Before you buy one, consider the financial aid implications of that purchase and review our requirements and suggestions.

*NOTE (July 2018): Indiana Law has received word from ExamSoft that the newly released MacBook Pros are NOT currently compatible with Examplify. Until they announce that these devices are compatible, you are advised to refrain from purchasing a July 2018 MacBook Pro.

ExamSoft will work diligently to resolve this incompatibility. When we hear that they have done so, we will let you know. To assist you in identifying these devices, the model number for each variation of the new 2018 MacBook Pro begins with the characters ‘MR9’.

Free and discounted software

The applications you need are free or deeply discounted, and usually downloadable at

E-mail and file storage

Student e-mail accounts have a generous mailbox size. Unlimited file storage and sharing is provided by Box. IU's online collaboration and learning environment is called Canvas.

Research tools

Law students and faculty have free access to many Internet-based resources. You’ll probably start with fundamental legal research tools like Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw. Because learning to use those tools is so important, training in their use is integrated into the first-year legal research and writing curriculum. Many other databases are provided by our top-rated Jerome Hall Law Library or the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Information technology at IU

University Information Technology Services supports the IU community with wired and wireless networking, Web hosting, free and low-cost software, tools and support for instruction and research, free classes and seminars, and supercomputers for data analysis.

Direct support at the Law School

The Jerome Hall Law Library provides full-time support for students' technology issues and needs. Phone (812) 855-9777 or e-mail for help.