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Cornell Law School Computer Lab

Cornell Law School Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is located on the 3rd floor of the Library just off from the Gould Reading Room.  The lab is open 24/7 with card id access on the main door after 4:30 PM. The lab is broken into two parts.  The Main Lab consists of 23 workstations, 3 standing kiosks and the Printing Station.  The Back Lab has an additional 15 stations and 1 teaching station.  Both rooms have workstations that offer dual displays.  The Back Lab is used for training and as a teaching lab, but outside of that schedule is available for student use.

The computers have Windows 7 installed on them.  Software applications installed on each computer include:  Microsoft Office, WordPerfect12, CutePdf, Adobe Reader, Komodo HTML Editor, Filezilla FTP, IE9, Firefox, Java, Links to WestLaw and LexisNexis resources and NetPrint printers.

The lab has a Printer Station that has 4 main printers and 1 color printer:  MTH372, MTH373, MTH374, MTH375, MTH-Color.  There is a Resume Printer that is located at one station in the Main Lab.  There are 2 LexisNexis printers and 1 WestLaw printer located in the Main Lab. The Main Lab has 3 workstations with dedicated scanners.  The printers are connected to the Cornell University's NetPrint system.  Each Law School student is credited with 500 free black and white pages at the start of each semester.  Students who print over the 500 pages are charged 9 cents per page.  Note:  Color pages are charged 30 cents per page or count as three black and white pages.

Helen Oland, Computer Lab Manager, is available M-F from 8:00 - 4:30.  Also, throughout the semester there are student workers who man the lab after hours, usually 5 - 10 PM, M - F and weekends.  On nights and weekends students can access the Main Lab by using their Cornell Student ID card.

During the school year consultants are on duty to maintain and support the lab.

The hours that consultants work are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday:       5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday:                   Noon  -  10:00 PM
  • Sunday:                     Noon  -  10:00 PM

The consultant's job is to help the students with any questions about the lab computers and software.

Machines are set to restart at 3am daily.  The "student drive" on the network is not a secure place to store data, but a temporary location only.  When the computers are restarted all work not saved to an external drive or to the "student drive" will be erased.

In the summer of 2013 we upgraded the computer lab with new Dell computers, several with dual monitors.  Starting in the winter of 2013 we will upgrade all existing lab workstations to Win 8.1.