Software & Services for Students

What we provide

The Law School will provide most of the specialized software you need to operate in the law school environment at no charge to you.


Students who choose to purchase Co-Op printing pages will be provided printing drivers. Information here.


If you are running Windows 8 or 10, you will already have Windows Defender however it may need to be activated. If you need help activating it, contact the HelpDesk.

Malwarebytes is a free Anti-Malware Software that will search your computer for affected files and delete all threats.  Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware here.

Software for Exams

Approved laptops have been pretested and certified to work with Examplify, a program used by students to take examinations.  Only laptops that support Examplify may be used during examinations.  Students who wish to use non-approved laptops to take exams must bear the responsibility confirm that Examplify functions properly on their computers.  All students may go to the HelpDesk for assistance with this task.

Word Processing (Provided by BYU)

The 1st year Legal Research and Writing Course uses the collaborative editing features of Microsoft Word versions 2010 and later.  All writing assignments that will be critiqued in your 1st year writing class need to be in a MS Word format.  Failure to acquire a word processor that can recognize Word’s reviewing features (Track Changes and Comments) would prevent a student from receiving valuable feedback.  BYU provides four free years of Microsoft Office 365 through you BYU email account. Information here.

Brief Catch

Brief Catch is a legal editing tool that is an add-on to Microsoft Word. For access please reach out to Prof. Gerdy Kyle. Please note that Brief Catch 2 and earlier only works on Windows, or Macs running Parallel. Brief Catch 3 should work on all platforms. You can find the Brief Catch page here.

Software and Services For Law Students

The Law School and BYU each provides software and services for current students.

Software More Info License Expires
Microsoft Office Details 30 days after graduation
Wireless Access – Eduroam Details 30 days after graduation
Zoom (BYU) Details 30 days after graduation
Box Details 30 days after graduation
Gmail Details 1st of May, 1 year after graduation*
Google Drive Details 1st of May, 1 year after graduation*
HeinOnline Details
Examplify Details

Other Services Provided to Law Students

Service Ends
Law Library Carrels 3rd of May after graduation
Law Library Carrels Summer 17th of August after graduation
After-Hours Building access 17th of August after graduation
Off-Campus Electronic Resource Access 17th of August after graduation

*Graduates who need assistance transferring email messages or Google Drive materials from a Google account to a personal account can click here for instructions. If you require additional help, contact the Law School IT HelpDesk at +1 (801) 422-3884 or For students who do not have access to other email accounts, you may request a Gmail account to use with the following restrictions:  Accounts will have limited storage space due to Google Education restrictions, Any account not accessed within a calendar year will be disabled. If your account has been disabled for more than one year and you have not contacted us for assistance, your account will be permanently deleted.