Being a Pepperdine student has a variety of perks, ocean view, Olympic swimming pool, close access to the beach, and now free access to the power of Microsoft Office tools like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. That’s right, Free.
As you have probably noticed by now, there comes a time in legal writing when all the other free services like Google Docs or Pages simply won’t do. Maybe it’s when you tried to write your first Closed Memo, or maybe you made it all the way to your first Appellate Brief… but sooner or later you just realize you need Microsoft Word.
If you are one of those people who want Word, PowerPoint, or Excel but never wanted to pull the trigger and pay the steep price for it, well now you don’t have to.
As a Pepperdine student, you can sign up for free access to Microsoft Office 365. Simply go to the Microsoft online store and enter your Pepperdine email address, then follow the prompts to set up your free account and that’s it! Simply download the Desktop apps to your computer and you will be writing in style in no time, and did we mention for free?
For more helpful tech info, visit Pepperdine’s Tech Central. Thanks for being a Pepperdine Law student and we hope you enjoy your free Office with an ocean view.
CALI [The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction] is a resource provided by Pepperdine School of Law for students that includes over 1,000+ interactive online tutorials written by law professors, on over 40+ subject areas. This includes, but is not limited to topics such as, 1L-First Year Lessons, 2L-3L Upper Level Lessons, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Research, Property Law, Civil Procedure, and Environmental Law. These interactive tutorials are an excellent resource to enhance your studies. You may find that one or more of your professors will require you to use CALI lessons in the course of your studies.
CALI Registration Code: In order to take advantage of the CALI interactive online tutorials, you will need to register with the CALI service. You will need the institutional registration code to do so. The Pepperdine School of Law CALI registration code is available in the Law Library at the Computing Support Desk at the Public Services Desk.
CALI also provides additional services including (but not limited to):
eLangdell: Free eBooks for Legal Education – before purchasing textbooks, consider checking out this resource to see if your textbook is available for free.
Classcaster: Free blogging and podcasting tools/network
HOTMAIL Banned: As of August 22, 2012 theCALI organization has banned Hotmail Email Accounts due to a large number of spam issues. If you used a Hotmail Email Account to log in to CALI you have the following two options:
(1) Send an email to webmaster@CALI.org with your name and a non-Hotmail email address that you wish to use with your CALI account. The switch over will have to be done manually, so it’s entirely foreseeable that the process may get clogged up. If you want instant gratification and access….
(2) Create a new account using a non-Hotmail email address. Please note, if you do choose this option, you will lose all access to previous lesson run information. You will also need to obtain a valid authorization code. Speak with someone at the Computing Support Desk at the Public Services Desk for this information.
You cannot print if you do not have funds on deposit in your Waves Cash Global account.
Typically, print jobs are sent via the web using a web-browser interface. In nearly all circumstances, your document that you want to print must be in PDF format.
You transfer/upload your PDF file to the print.pepperdine.edu site and select your parameters (number of copies, etc.). If you want to print in color, you want to select a “findmecolor” solution (see video here) or “findmebw” for black and white.
Then once the document is uploaded, you go to the copier nearest you — Law School? go to the Law Library and see the copiers near the public services desk.
Swipe your ID card or type in your Wavenet credentials, select the print job you want to “release” and you have your document!
A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on a Windows computer:
1. Open a new explorer window (not Internet Explorer).
a. Type (Windows Button)+(R)
2. Enter the following in the address bar. \\walnut
3. Locate and open the folder PCCLIENT.
4. Open the WIN folder and double-click on the CLIENT-LOCAL-INSTALL installer.
5. Accept the UAC if prompted.
6. Enter your network credentials. DOMAIN\USERNAME
7. Run through the installer and leave all of the default settings.
8. Leave the checkbox checked to LAUNCH CLIENT… and click FINISH.
9. Enter your credentials into the pop-up client as noted in step 6.
Install FindMe Queue:
1. Open CONTROL PANEL and launch DEVICES and PRINTERS.
2. Click ADD A PRINTER.
3. Click THE PRINTER I WANT ISN’T LISTED.
4. Select the radio button to add PRINTER BY NAME and enter the following. Click NEXT.
5. It may take a few minutes to locate the printer.
6. When prompted, enter your credentials. DOMAIN\USERNAME
A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on an Apple computer:
Install the driver by opening the image file from the download. (e.g. MX_C37_1603a_Mac104-1011.dmg)
Click on “MacOSX”.
Choose the driver for your operating system (e.g. Version 10.11). Go to the Apple Menu > About This Mac to see the operating system version.
Click on MX-C37 to install the driver
The Installation Window will appear. Click Continue and follow the on-screen instructions. Use the password that you use to log into your machine when asked for the password.
Go to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.
Click “+” to add a new printer.
Control-click the toolbar; then select Customize Toolbar.
Drag the Advanced icon onto the bar; then click Advanced.
In the “Type” drop down menu, select “Windows printer via spoolss”.
Enter the Device URL, smb://walnut/FindMeBW or smb://walnut/FindMeColor, depending on the current printer you are installing.
In “Name”, enter FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on the current printer you are installing.
In the “Use” drop down menu, click “Select Software.”
Select Sharp MX 7040N PPD and click OK.
Click “+” and repeat 7-12 for both FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on which one you have already installed.
Now, when you print to FindMeBW or FindMeColor, a window asking for your credentials should pop-up. If you are staff or faculty, enter your Network ID and password. If you are a student, add “student\” before your Network ID and enter your password as usual.
Go to any Sharp copier and swipe your Pepperdine ID card. Select the job(s) to release and retrieve your document from the print tray.
ExamSoft Worldwide produces the Examplify examination software used by many law schools and state bar examiners. This software is a secure essay exam word processor. Pepperdine School of Law allows students to use this software to take their midterm and final law exams. If you plan to use your laptop computer to take your exams, Examplify is required. The majority of students currently take all or some of their exams via this program.
IMPORTANT: RETURNING USERS – If you have not taken an exam during the current term, you may need to re-register your software for the current academic school year. To do this, simply follow the same steps for installing the program for the first time. Login to the Examsoft website listed above, and click on “download” to accept the new academic year’s user agreement and download Examplify. Follow the prompts for the installation and when prompted, accept the new academic year’s student agreement again within the program and then follow the remaining prompts to install the latest version of Examplify.
Before attempting any exam, we highly recommend downloading and running a ‘Mock Exam’ within Examplify. This will help ensure the software is functioning properly on your computer prior to exam day.
In this day and age we are conditioned to make sure that we apply the updates for our computer operating systems as soon as they’re released. As you probably know, tech folks call this your “OS”.
If you have a Microsoft Windows computer, Windows 10 (or 8.1 or 7) is your “OS” or operating system. If you have an Apple Mac computer, then you are running some variant of OSX (pronounced “O S – ten”).
There are times over the course of the school year when Microsoft and Apple release updates to their operating systems.
Please DO NOT apply these updates immediately if you are planning to use your computer to take mid-term and final exams.
Pepperdine Law uses a secure exam software to administer exams from ExamSoft.com. This software is sensitive to changes in operating systems because it is designed to ensure a totally secure exam environment. When there is a change to your OS, ExamSoft may no longer function properly.
Does every class use the Audience Response System from Turning Technologies (“Clickers”)?
No, but all 1L LRW classes use them so each member of the 1L class will be issued a clicker during Launch Week. 1L clickers must be returned to the Law Library at the end of the Spring Semester to avoid the $50 Replacement Fee.
Upper division classes and other 1L classes may take advantage of this technology. Professors will inform their classes if a clicker is required. If you have a class that does require a clicker, go to the Law Library Public Services Desk and check one out for the semester. Please return the clicker at the end of the semester and avoid the $50 Replacement Fee.
How Do I change the channel?
Press channel (or CH) button
Enter the new channel number
Press channel (or CH) button again
The new channel number will appear on the screen
What Channel Do I need?
Unless otherwise noted by your instructor,each classroom has a separate channel:
Law Library Learning Lab
Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom
Darling Trial Courtroom
Seminar Room 1
Seminar Room 2
Seminar Room 4
Seminar Room 5
What if it needs a new battery or doesn’t work?
Come to the Law Library Public Services Desk or call the Public Service Desk at 310-506-4643
How & When Do I Return It?
LRW students must return it to the Law Library Public Services Desk at the end of the Spring Semester. All other students must return it to the same location at the end of each term. A $50 Replacement Fee will be charged to students for unreturned clickers.
Welcome to the incredibly usefully and incessantly expanding world of Google! Here, you will learn about some of the relevant Google Apps that may help you throughout not only your education career, but also your future life.
You can access Google Apps through your @pepperdine.edu account. Google Apps includes the following components: Gmail, Sheets, Calendar, Sites, Google Drive (formerly Google Docs), Google +, Hangouts, Groups, Contacts, and many more. To learn more about these components and how they will be useful to you at Pepperdine School of Law, please watch the video at the bottom of the page.
Google Drive is a very useful tool that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere, via the internet or the Google Drive App. Some of the feature of Google Drive allow you to:
Share files with people, such as meeting minutes, class notes, and task lists
Collaborate on conference presentations with colleagues
Edit student papers with in-text comments
Backup files (you can never have too many copies!)
Work from home without the need of Remote Desktop or your Work Computer
You can even use Google Drive to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online. Although Google Drive has its own applications, you can download the Google files to your desktop and they will open in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Collaborate on projects without the hassle of emailing files and version tracking. Multiple Users can edit the Google files at the same time, without conflict. Revisions are saved automatically and Google Drive has a revision tracking feature so you can see what changes were made, when.
Google Drive can also be used as an online repository for all of your important documents. These documents can then be accessed from any computer with Internet access at any time. Watch this video to learn how you can upload documents to Google Drive as well as convert documents (i.e., doc, pdf, docx, html, and other files) into Google Documents.
Google Docs is the informal predecessor of Google Drive, if you will. Google Docs allows you to create documents from scratch or from pre-set templates as well as sort your already created documents.
Through Templates, folks at Pepperdine using Google Apps can now share private templates for presentations, documents (like stationary or departmental memos) and spreadsheets. We now have our own private template gallery. Anything you make in Google Docs (or import into Docs from Word, etc) can be offered as a template, shared and rated by the Pepperdine community.
Google Docs has also upped their collaboration tools through quick and easy comments that can be placed on selected portions of a document. If you’ve been staying out of the Cloud, there are some real incentives to get in now.
Google Sheets is a free online spreadsheet tool that is similar to Microsoft Excel. This tool has fewer formatting features that its software-based counterpart, but can be accessed from any computer with Internet access. You can also share spreadsheets with others and save the spreadsheet as multiple file formats including (but not limited to) XLS, PDF, and HTML. Watch this video to learn more about Google Spreadsheets.
Google Slides is a free, online presentation tool that you can use to create, edit, present, and share slideshows. It is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, with fewer formatting features. Much like most other Google Apps, Google Slides allows you to collaborate on slideshow presentation with unlimited users. Click here to watch a video on the basics of creating Google Presentations.
Google Calendar is Google’s scheduling calendar service that can assist you with time-management through easy organization and helpful reminders. This is nothing short of the most open and configurable calendar offering available today. And while there is a wealth of things you might never do, it never feels like that power gets in the way. If you just want to login and check your appointments and type in new ones you can do that. If you want to go a step farther and have it email you a daily appointment list, that’s available. If you want your cell phone to alert you, that’s just another click away.
Google Hangouts is a platform where you can communicate with multiple people through messaging, SMS, video/audio chat and VOIP. It can be challenging to locate and contact other members of such a large community as Pepperdine; with community integration, this is a gem. Even better, with no install or configuration like Skype, you simply login and start talking.
Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages as well as a nice place to brainstorm and manage projects. Its an easy basic wiki withalmost no ramp-up time needed due to no real training being required. Just decide a name for your knowledge base and go. To learn more about Google Sites, click here.
Please watch the video below to learn more about these components and how they will be useful to you at Pepperdine School of Law.