Q. Where can I get a parking permit?
A. Parking permits are issued by the UM Public Safety Office. The types of permits available can be found here. You must request a parking permit online through Cyberbear.
Park & Ride route maps
Q. What is a Griz Card? Where do I get a Griz Card?
A. A Griz Card is a student i.d. Your Griz Card will allow you to check-out library books, access the library after hours, use the fitness facility and other campus services, and ride Mountain Line buses for free. To get a Griz Card, visit Griz Card Central on the ground floor in the University Center. Griz Cards cost $15. For more information about Griz Cards see Griz Card Central's website.
Q. Is there a fitness center on campus?
A. UM has a fitness center that is located one block northeast of the law school. You have already paid a Campus Recreation fee with your tuition and fees and can access the fitness center for no additional charge with your Griz Card. For more details about the fitness center and other Campus Recreation offerings, see the Campus Recreation website.
Q. Where can I purchase football tickets?
A. Regular season UM sporting events are free for students with your Griz Card. However, for football games you must pick up a ticket at the UC ticket office or the Adams Center ticket office starting the Monday before each game. Homecoming and Griz-Cat tickets sell out early. Guest passes can be purchsed for $10.
Q. What are the Law Library hours?
A. The law library is open:
Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Noon - 5:00pm
Law students have 24/7 access to the library, including the computers and printers, using their Griz Cards. You will be learning how to use the law library's resources in your Legal Research course. You will also find much more information about the library and library staff on the Law Library website.
Q. Who should I see to talk about getting a job?
A. The Director of Career Services is Lori Freeman. Her office is in Room 181, around the corner from Student Services. Career Services will be offering workshops throughout the year. You will also find some helpful resources on the Career Services Moodle page. There are more details about Career Services on their website.
Q. Is there help available if I am having trouble in my classes?
A. The law school offers an Academic Support program to help all students who need assistance with study skills and other academic issues. The Academic Support program, Deliberate Practice offers individual assistance, group class reviews, workshops, and a writing lab. Talk to the Director of Students, Klaus Sitte, or professor Hillary Wandler for more information about the program. Current students can find more information on the Academic Support Moodle page.
Q. What is Moodle? How do I access it?
A. Moodle is an online classroom supplement available only after students register for courses. Each law school course has a Moodle page on which faculty post syllabi, course materials, assignments, and discussions. You can access all law school course Moodle pages through the UM Moodle site. Your login and password are your NetID and the corresponding password.
Q. Is there a place I can store my books in the law school?
A. First year law students will be issued a locker in the locker room near the Castles Center. Please do not leave books, computers, backpacks, etc. in the law library when you are not there. Second and Third year students have space in the student organization offices, cubes (small offices) shared with other classmates, or library carrels.
Q. Can I receive mail at the law school?
A. You should not have personal mail sent to you at the law school. However, each student does have a mail folder near the Registrar's office where faculty, staff, and other students will leave things for you. You should check your mail folder regularly.
Q. How do I access my email? What is my email address?
A. Each law student has an official UM email account. All official UM communications, including those from the law school, will be sent to this account. Detailed information about email addresses, account access and forwarding the account to a private email address are available in the IT Department Handbook.
Q. Where can I print? How much does it cost?
A. Law students can print to the student printer on the law library mezzanine, lower commons and student lounge. You can print through griz print using your Griz Card, it cost $0.14 a page (single or double sided). See the Law IT staff for installation and use instructions.
Q. Where do I get my Lexis and Westlaw passwords?
A. Each law student will be issued Lexis and Westlaw passwords in their Legal Research course. If you have any trouble using your password, you can see Professor Stacey Gordon or the Lexis or Westlaw student representative.
Q. Is there a computer lab in the law school?
A. There is currently no dedicated computer lab in the law school. However, there are six computers in the law library that are reserved for law student use. All six computers print to the printer in the law library.
Q. Is there wireless access in the law school?
A. There is wireless access in the law library and in the Castles Center. To get wireless access, you must see the IT Department so they can install the required Cisco VPN software.
Q. What do I have to do to make my computer compatible with the law school's network?
A. If you purchased a recommended computer, the IT Department will install the software you need and set up your computer. If you didn't purchase a recommended computer, you should still take your computer to the IT Department so they can install anti-virus software, and the Cicso VPN client and map your computer to printers and your backed up personal server space. UM requires anti-virus protection on any computer used on any university network.
Q. What is my password?
A. All computer passwords at UM are standardized through the OneStop portal. For most things your login will be your NetID (e.g., sg123456) and your password will be the password that goes with it. You will find more details about login and passwords in the IT Department Handbook.
Q. What if I need more computer help?
A. The law school's IT Department is extremely helpful and offers many services to law students. You will find more details about their laptop services and policies in the IT Department Handbook. Contact information for the IT Department is listed on the law library website.