Microsoft Office Suite – Office 365 is FREE to Students

The Microsoft Office suite is a family of software that delivers almost any tool imaginable to assist users at home and in business. Here, Pepperdine Law IT helps break down the different applications available.

Students and Faculty can purchase this software at a significant discount through Microsoft’s education store; Office 365 is even available for free.

Click the link below to view the Pepperdine IT Student Discount page: http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/students/newstudents/student-discount.htm

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word may be the most popular application under the Microsoft Office suite. Word is a powerful word processing software that is heavily used in the field of law, specifically for legal document creation and formatting. Click here for some common Microsoft Word tips and tricks for lawyers.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is an all-in-one information manager for personal emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes. It is said to be the second most used Microsoft Office application for lawyer, after Microsoft Word of course. For most interesting information on how to incorporate Outlook’s benefits in a law office, click here.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation software commonly used for meetings, business proposals and industry talks. PowerPoint is known to boost memory retention when it comes to presenting information.

Microsoft Excel

MicrosoftExcel is an incredibly popular spreadsheet software tool. This application may be valuable for analyzing, presenting and sharing data-intensive cases. Many Excel applications exist for case evaluation and management, as well as law firm budgeting.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system, usually utilized to create business applications from templates or scratch. This is frequently used for lawyer contract tracking and appointment tracking.

Register for Wireless Network Access

LaptopPepperdine University has wireless networking capabilities throughout the Malibu campus as well as at the other Pepperdine campuses.

Students can conduct research, download research projects, and check e-mail within the accessible area.  For those students considering a new laptop purchase please review our recommendations page here.

You can easily access the WiFi network on your laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other wireless device by registering your device at https://wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu.  To register your device, select “Current Students, Faculty, and Staff” and then enter your wavenet ID and password credentials to access the WiFi network. 

Connection Instructions for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You should be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.  If not, point your browser to https://wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu.
  2. Read and agree to the Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy.
  3. Click “Start” next to the heading of “Current Students, Faculty and Staff.”
  4. Enter your NetworkID and password. (Don’t know your password?)
  5. Select “Student”, “Faculty/Staff – University Owned” or “Faculty/Staff Personally Owned” from the drop down menu.
  6. Click “Continue.”
  7. Wait for the progress bar to complete or reboot your computer.
  8. Registration is now complete. You must register your computer or device annually.

Remember, when you register your device, your registration will last one year.  Registering as a guest user lasts only one day.   

For more information on Network and Internet Access via Computer Registration see Pepperdine University’s IT site here.