Information Services provides technical support for ASL faculty and staff. Our department is tasked with maintaining all ASL technology-based services and systems.
Information Services provides limited technical support for students and enforces the ASL Computer Use Policy .
Incoming ASL students will need to own or purchase a laptop for use with the exam software, Exam4. Ensure your laptop meets the minimum requirements for Exam4, which can be found here. Please pay attention to the “NOT supported” section at the bottom of the page. Apple iDevices and Chromebooks are NOT supported by Exam4.
The school also provides free student access to a limited number of computers in the library, but this is not meant to replace a personal laptop.
It is recommened to have a desktop printer and an external hard drive or USB drive for backup and portable storage. We highly recommended that you have anti-virus software installed on your computer.
You will need the computer skills described below in law school. If you do not already have these skills, spend some time reading one or more of the numerous books available for novice users and practicing with your computer if possible. At minimum, you should know how to:
Word processing skills
Written assignments in law school must usually be typed, and, like documents filed in courts, are subject to specific formatting requirements. As a result, you need to know how to:
Campus Printing with WEPA
The Appalachian School of Law offers cloud-based printing services to its students, which allows our students to print from any location on or off-campus and pick up those prints from any conveniently located wēpa kiosk.
For more information about the WEPA printing service, please click here.
If you have specific questions about computers, contact Information Services. If you have questions about financial aid issues, including the availability of financial aid for purchasing a computer, you can contact Financial Aid.
The Computer Use Policy regulates the usage of the ASL network, servers, computers, and other equipment. Please read it before you access anything at school.
Your account is set up during orientation week, and Information Services will provide you with your log-in information. If you have any problems accessing your e-mail account, contact Information Services.
If you are having issues accessing LexisNexis or Westlaw, please tell the library staff or contact your representative. Information Services does not handle password and account issues for LexisNexis or Westlaw.
It is recommended that you have at least two browsers installed on your computer. Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Edge are a few of many available options.
It is highly recommended that your computer have antivirus software installed, regardless of your operating system.