VIII. Information Technology Services

All new faculty receive an IT orientation. Documentation and user how-to-guides are provided on an as-needed basis. The IT Services department provides one-on-one assistance as well as two semi-annual brown-bag sessions for commonly used software applications.

As noted on the Getting Started page, the IT Services department provides virtual private networking (VPN) access to allow secure connectivity to Law School resources from a remote location. Special software is required.

Documentation and assistance with software installation is available from the IT Services helpdesk.

Unit 18 lecturers have the option of being assigned a UCI email account or having all UCI-related email forwarded to their personal email account. Please see the Getting Started page for additional information.

Wireless access is available in several locations throughout the building; however, you will need your UCInetID and password to access wireless services. If you need assistance configuring a laptop or tablet for wireless access, please call (949) 824-1434, send an email, or see the Information Technology Services website.

Email access via Smartphone is also available via the IT Services helpdesk. For assistance on Smartphone connectivity, please contact our helpdesk at help@law.uci.edu.The Law School is not responsible for backing up any data stored on a smartphone including pictures, music, video, etc.

If you work in an office on campus, you can login to a Law School desktop and access allocated space on our network file servers. Files that will not be shared with others are stored on the H: drive. Data you intend to share with others can be saved on the S: drive.

The Law School provides a nightly backup of all critical data that resides on our network file services (H: Drive, S: Drive, etc.). To ensure data back-up, users should save all critical data on their network drives.

If you plan to store sensitive/restricted data on the Law School servers, you must contact the Assistant Dean for IT Services. This is to ensure that proper protections are in place to secure the data. The University also requires the Law School to keep an up-to-date inventory of restricted data.

Restricted data is any information that has the following: First name or initial and last name in combination with social security number, driver’s license or California ID number, Financial account number or information that can provide access to said accounts, personal health information, medical insurance account number, or attorney/client information.

Audio/visual support is available for classes and events at the School of Law. A broad and ever-evolving array of media and instructional technologies are available to students, faculty, and staff. Please contact your faculty assistant for further information about what services are available, or to schedule AV support for a class or event.