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Center for Law and Computers: 
News & announcements for this week

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The CLC main office is in room 775 and our hours are: 
  Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Staff Hours for Legal Writing Papers
The CLC will be open for the following:

  1. Moot Court Brief (20 pp) FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1999 
  2. Oral Argument - FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1999
NEW YEAR - BIG CHANGES IN THE CLC!

 1. NEW LOOK OF COMPUTERS AT KENT!

 We've updated the interface to all email stations and lab computers to familiarize you with the look and feel of your own personal computer and computer interfaces you will find working in a firm. This new interface operates from the familiar Windows 95/98 display, but the icons have been positioned on the desktop to allow you to access the commonly used networking features, such as the Word Processors, Web Browsers and E-Mail. (That's right, we're making Internet Explorer available in addition to Netscape!) 

One caveat to the new interface is that you get the standard Windows 95/98 shutdown screen. So now, when you click on the LOGOUT icon to logout of your session, we do ask that you click on the RESTART option and not SHUT DOWN. Selecting SHUT DOWN will indeed shut down the computer and before the next person can use the computer, they will have to restart the computer. If you select RESTART, then the computer reboots to the login screen and is ready for the next user.

2. NEW VIRUS DETECTION SOFTWARE

Late last semester the virus protection software was updated to clean off a new virus that is transferred in Microsoft Word. As always, it is a good idea to update the virus protection software on your personal computer periodically to catch any new viruses that are out there. Since we have a site license to McAfee Virus scan, all students can install copies of this software onto their computers for free. (Thus, no excuse not to do it!)

Go to Room 775 and borrow the MCAFEE version 4 software to install on your machine.  There are a limited number of software copies available, thus there is a 24 hour loan period.  (We also have the program on a set of diskettes, if you don't have a CD-ROM drive.)  After you install the latest version, you need to scan your machine for viruses.  This is very important because the program does not automatically do this.  To scan your machine, go to Start - Programs - Mcafee Virus Scan.

If you have access to the network, you can also install the latest update of the program.  (This can only be done after you install Version 4 from the CD.)  Go to KENTNET - STUDENT SERVICES - CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS - VIRUS DETECTION/REMOVAL and select MCAFEE UPDATE VERSION 4.14 DAT.  Unfortunately, this upgrade is only available on the network and not on disk; however, any version of 4.0 or higher will be able to detect new viruses.

Online Student Directory
The Student Directory is now available online! You can see it at http://ck.kentlaw.edu/directory/index.html. The Directory includes everyone that did not submit a privacy form to the Registrar. Also, it is currently only available within the building to protect your privacy.
You can also reach the Student Directory by going to Chicago Kent's Internal Web Page and choosing Student Directory under Administrative Resources.

When you have a question or need help, please email us at HELPDESK. HELPDESK is your main link to computer support. When your message is received, one of our Customer Service staff members will respond to you at their earliest convenience. If your email is inaccessible, you can also reach us by dialing 6-5300 or stopping by room 775. 

STUDENT PRINTING
 
 

Student Printing Spring ' 99 Semester
Student printing for the Spring ' 99 semester begins Monday, January 18, 1999, and will continue to accumulate through Sunday, May 23, 1999. Each enrolled student receives 400 complimentary pages. Additional pages are charged at $.05/page.

May Graduates
May ' 99 graduates must pay their printing account in full prior to Commencement, Sunday, May 23, 1999. Unpaid balance will result in the Registrar holding the diploma until account is paid in full. 


 Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions of the CLC:
 

  1. What is the website address to get my grades?
    • Go directly to http://ck.kentlaw.edu and click on the link labeled Chicago-Kent Student Information System (Online Grades).
  2. What do I do if I can't find my pin number, or if my pin number is not working?
    • Send an email to oracle@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu.
  3. How can I check my printing balance?
    • To check student balance within the LAW SCHOOL on Windows 95 computers: i.e. email stations, and lab computers:

    • From the Kentnet Menu select STUDENT SERVICES
      Then select CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS
      Then select STUDENT PRINTING and the "current semester". This will pull up your individual account.
  4. How can I get a credit on my account for printing problems? 
    • If you experienced a problem printing due to a network, computer or printer error, please send an email to HELPDESK and include the date, time, lab, number of pages, and cause of problem.  (User error does not constitute reason for credit.)  Please keep th epages in question (especially if it was due to low toner);  you may be asked to present them as proof.
  5. Some of the printing is for a Professor, for Moot Court Competition, for a student organization, etc. Can I get a credit to my account for these pages? 
    • Yes. This is the procedure to follow:

    • 1) print a copy of your most current printing account, (See above question: How can I check my printing balance?)
      2) circle or hi-light and total the # of pages of the jobs that pertain to work performed for the organization, professor, moot court competition, etc.
      3) obtain advisor, professor, etc. signature and account # to be charged,
      4) bring the signed printout to Michael Bentkover in Room 709. Those pages will be deducted from your account.

       The remaining balance is the responsibility of the student who has two weeks into the following semester to pay off the balance. Each student with a balance will receive an email stating a specified date and time that payment in full must be received. If payment is not received by the specified date, network rights will be terminated until full payment is received. 

FYI: Network Maintenance

Regular general maintenance of the network is necessary to ensure greater performance, both in terms of speed and the prevention of any serious problems. To achieve these goals, the Center for Law and Computers will periodically take down the network to perform this maintenance. We've scheduled the maintenance on a monthly basis, for only 1.5 hours on days and at times to inconvenience the least amount of users. 

Here are the dates that we will be taking the network down. On these days, the network will not be available between 5:30am and 7:00am.

Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Tuesday, May 4, 1999

Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Tuesday, July 6, 1999

Tuesday, August 3, 1999


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