Letter from the Chair of the Computer Management Committee – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Letter from the Chair of the Computer Management Committee

David Armond
Head Infrastructure & Technology
Chair – Technology Management Committee
(801) 422-4258
armondd@law.byu.edu

May 8, 2018

Congratulations on your admission to the J. Reuben Clark Law School.  At BYU Law, we strive to integrate the latest technological advances in legal education.  Technology support for our law students includes the following:

  • All students are assigned individual library study carrels, wired both with AC power and a network connection.  Additionally, most student study rooms have large, flat panel displays to support group collaboration.
  • All classrooms have AC power outlets installed so students using laptops in class can do so without reliance on battery power.
  • Wireless network (802.11 AC) is installed throughout the building.
  • All faculty have some course materials on the web.  At the instructor’s option, class audio recordings and presentation materials may be made available on the web.
  • Students may use their laptops with law school provided copies of Examplify to write their examinations.  (95%+ students participate.)
  • Students are given law school email accounts. (Communications to students from the faculty and staff are made via email.)

Laptop Policy
The law school encourages first-year and transfer students to come to law school with laptop computers meeting certain minimum specifications to ensure that each student has full access to these services.  Please see our web page for details:

http://www.law.byu.edu/site/helpdesk/laptop-initiative

There you should find links to Laptop Purchase InformationHelp Desk SupportLaptop Software, as well as the Law School’s Electronic Device Use in the Classroom Policy.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of the law school community.  Again, congratulations on your admission to the law school.  I look forward to getting to know you in the coming years.

Sincerely,

David Armond
Class of 2004