The Center for Law and Computers welcomes first time and returning students back to campus. We hope you had a great summer break! The CLC is here to help you in any way that we can. Please feel free to contact us for any technical and software support that we can provide. We welcome the chance to serve you this semester and hope that we can help make your experience at Chicago-Kent a most successful endeavor.
~The Center for Law and Computers Staff~
The E-Mail stations located throughout the building are intended to
allow students convenient and quick access to E-Mail and to the Record.
Please be considerate to your fellow students when using these stations.
If you want to compose many or long E-Mails, or browse the Internet at
length, please use one of the computer labs in the library. Thank you for
NEW VIRUS DETECTION SOFTWARE - Version
To install the latest version, go to Room 775 and borrow the MCAFEE
version 4.0.34 software to install on your machine. There are a limited
number of CD's available, thus there is a 24 hour loan period. 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. The default
is automatically set to scan Program files only, so make sure you select
ALL Files, then click on scan now. The scan will take about 10 minutes,
depending on how many files you have.
The principle printers in the KENTNET system are Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 8000N Printers. There is one printer in each lab, which is set up as the default printer when you sign on in that lab.
How to Use the Printers From your application (for instance, WordPerfect), choose PRINT. Once you have sent a job to the printer, you can release it at the print queue station next to the printer.
Each student receives 400 pages of printing per semester. Any printing past 400 pages will be charged to your student printing account at 5¢ per page. You must settle your student account with the BURSAR'S OFFICE before receiving your 400 page allotment for the following semester. Students with outstanding balances will have their Kentnet accounts deactivated until the balance is paid. You may ONLY view your page balance through the KENTNET menu at STUDENT SERVICES | CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS | PRINTER ACCOUNT BALANCE. The balance on the print server next to the printer is NOT your accurate balance.
If you have printed work for a faculty member, print out a detailed balance and have the faculty member sign for their pages. Present the signed balance sheet to the HELPDESK in the Center for Law and Computers (Room 775). Your print account will be credited accordingly.
LEXIS-NEXIS, WESTLAW, and eLOISe printing are automatically directed
to the Document Center printer. Payment for Document Center printouts
is required when you pick them up. Graduating students with a delinquent
printing balance will NOT receive their diplomas until the accounts
are paid in full. Please report any problems with printers or printing
by E-mail to HELPDESK.
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 September 7, 1999
Tuesday October 5, 1999
Tuesday November 2, 1999
If your class has an electronic text, you will be notified by email as soon as it is available. Here are the classes with electronic texts:
Help develop Chicago-Kentís new Distance Learning Program!
Donít miss this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of distance learning at Chicago-Kent! Learn to master the latest WEB authorizing and educational software and show off your legal writing skills. Use your design skills to enhance the Distance Learning presence on the Web. This is your chance to find out what happens behind the scenes of distance learning - from hardware to software!
Take advantage of this opportunity to work closely with faculty leadership in distance learning and support vital programs such as the Justice Web Collaboratory. The JWC - founded by The National Center for State Courts and Chicago-Kent College of Law - was designed to provide a tool for communication and learning exclusively for U.S. judges and to establish a legal system resource center to be used by the public.
Attention Creative Thinkers and Visionaries:
There are three computer labs in the school: one on the ninth floor of the library and two on the seventh floor inside the library. All of the labs feature Pentium-based machines running Windows 98. We have DOS, Windows 3.1 and Windows 98 programs running on our network. In addition, there are E-mail stations located throughout the building.
You may use any computer in any area of the building. From time to time, the law school schedules classes or exams in the labs. At those times, a sign will be posted on the door of the lab. If you have any problems getting onto KENTNET from any computer, call the CLC at extension 6-5300 from any black house phone. House phones are located between the public telephones on every floor.
Lab 900 is on the ninth floor of the library at the west end of the building and has 12 computers. Turn left when you enter the library through the ninth floor entrance. The printer for the ninth floor lab is in Room 986, in the corner of the area.
Lab 700, the large, glass-walled room on the seventh floor of the library, is the largest lab, with 30 computers. This lab is sometimes used for larger research classes and it is always used for exams. LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW representatives conduct office hours in Lab 700. The schedule of their office hours will be posted weekly in the Record. They can help you with online research questions.
Lab 760, also on the seventh floor of the library, is equipped with
20 IBM?compatible Pentium computers. It is often used for research classes.
Security and Proper Shutdown of Lab Computers
In order to secure your login name and password, it is important to
log out completely so that the next individual who sits at that lab computer
is prompted at the Novell login screen to enter their own login name and
password. To shutdown properly, prior to leaving any of the computer labs,
logout and close all programs utilized, click START (located on tool bar
in the bottom left corner of the screen) SHUTDOWN | RESTART.
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.
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.