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.
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.
For personal computers BYU now provides Sophos Anti-Virus through your BYU email account. Download information here.
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 is a legal editing tool that is an add-on to Microsoft Word. For access please reach out to Prof. Gerdy Kyle.
Also please note that Brief Catch only works on Windows, or Macs running Parallel. 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 law.byu.edu||Details||1st of May, 1 year after graduation*|
|Google Drive law.byu.edu||Details||1st of May, 1 year after graduation*|
Other Services Provided to Law Students
|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 law.byu.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For students who do not have access to other email accounts, you may request a byulaw.net 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 byulaw.net account will be permanently deleted.