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Getting Started with Technology

Below is guidance for common technology needs at the law school such as getting connected to the WIFI network, computing, printing, and setting up your email. 

Get help

Bookmark these websites for law school technology resources and help. 

Visit the Academic Technology Department in person. We are located in Suite 202. AT support hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5 PM. 

To manage and update your University Account passwords, visit

Setup Multifactor Authentication 

The University requires the use of multifactor authentication to access various university systems. 

Setup Multifactor in the Manage User Account section of You can follow the steps found in these"Multifactor Authentication for new students" instructions. 

Students, faculty, and staff may connect to the “eduroam” network with their University ID and Password. The network requires your device to have virus protection. Please avoid using the “uscguest” network

  • Connect your devices to the eduroam by selecting the network, then entering your network username followed by  
  • Then enter the password associated with your network username. 

Individuals who have already returned to campus and previously connected to eduroam may need to “forget” the network and reconnect to it. Instructions are available for Apple and Windows

For further information, please read “New Way to Connect to WiFi on Columbia Campus”. 

If you are having trouble with wireless connectivity, try turning off and on your wireless antenna. If this does not solve your problem, restart your device. If you are still having trouble, please contact us for assistance. 

New students may follow the steps found in our Student Email Setup article. 

Faculty and staff may refer to the Law School Community site for details regarding email setup.


Blackboard: Most online classes are taught using the University’s Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) Please view our Tutorial for an introduction to Blackboard at the University. 

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may refer to the Course Technology Toolkit for resources regarding online learning.


Sprints Student Printing System: Students may use the Commons Area Workstations to perform basic computing functions and to print to our two Sprints Printing System Kiosks in the Commons Area.  Students will print using PrintMe as the print selection on the workstations.   Students can also email documents to for use with the Sprints Printing System Kiosks.  A third Sprints Student Printing System Kiosk can be found in the Student Organization Room, Room 381. 

Instructions to use the Sprints Printing System are located on our knowledgebase web site.  Pricing for the Sprints Student Printing System can be found on the University's Sprints Student Printing System web page.

Logging in: Use your Network ID and Password to sign-in to the commons area computers.  

Printing: When you are ready to print, email your document as an attachment to and use the Sprints Printing Stations located in the corner of the Commons. 

PDF Printing: When printing PDF documents, first save your PDF document to the computer and then email it to to print to the Sprints Printing System Kiosks. 

TWEN Printing: We recommend exporting documents to the desktop that are from TWEN as a PDF and then emailing them for printing. 

Scanning: The circulation desk in the library can assist you with scanning documents using the Book Eye Scanner found on the first floor of the library. 

Lexis printing: As you walk into the Commons from the locker area, to the left is an alcove area with cabinets and a counter top. The Lexis printer is located in that alcove in the back corner. Please note: Please approach the library’s reference desk for assistance with the Lexis printer. The Academic Technology department is not responsible for the Lexis printer, and cannot provide support for it.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may refer to the Law School Community site for details regarding printing.


A laptop is required for law school. Make sure your computer meets our Recommended Minimum Specifications. Many standard configurations have been made available by Apple and Dell at Education pricing. 

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may refer to the Law School Community site for details regarding desktop computing.


Windows 10: Users can acquire a free copy of Windows 10 Education. Follow instruction in this knowledge base article to get started.

Office 365: To get Office365 for free, sign-into your student email. Click on the Gear icon in the upper right and select “Office 365”

CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries, and related organizations. They provide law schools with access to shared instructional material. To access these materials, you need the following Code: SOUCARstu188 (case sensitive) 

Procertas Legal Technology Assessment: Develop technical fluency in essential technologies for the legal profession.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may refer to the Law School Community site for details regarding software.

LegalTech Seminars: The LegalTech Seminar Series features guest lecturers who are prominent experts in various legal technology fields. These one-hour CLE seminars are virtual, and free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students.

Popup Tech Talks: Students have questions about updated technology skills they need in law school and in their future work. But it’s hard to find time for lunch-and-learn sessions with so many other important activities taking place during the lunch hour. That’s where our Popup Tech Talks come into play. Check the Popup Tech Talks website for this year’s session details. 

Students & General Public

Students and the general public may learn more about audiovisual resources at the law school by reading our Audiovisual Technology page.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may refer to the Law School Community site for details regarding audiovisual resources.


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