While the Office of Academic and Student Affairs is often the first stop for students seeking assistance with academic questions, we recognize that academic performance can be influenced by other personal issues. We encourage students to seek help from our office as well as the resources below.
On Gateway, you’ll find forms, course and exam schedules, exam pin information, course descriptions and more.
Forms, Schedules, Calendars
Student Psychological and Testing Services
210-436-3135 Main number
210-825-3622 After-hours emergency number (answered 24/7 during the academic year)
Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (available to law students)
Whether it be assistance with laptop configuration to access St. Mary’s University network, installation of software or simple technical questions, the Law Information Technology Department, located in Raba Room 101B, is here to support you.
Regular Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Most assistance is provided to students on an ad hoc basis; however, students are welcome to make an appointment or ask questions either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 210-431-6721. We will respond to these inquiries as promptly as possible.
Laptop setup will vary depending on the operating system (i.e. XP, Windows 7, Leopard, etc.) the student brings in. The typical configuration includes:
Wi-Fi and Lan connection: Allow students access to the Internet throughout campus
ExamSoft* depending on the instructor, students will have the option of either hand writing or taking a computerized version of their final exams. For those who opt to take the exam using their laptops, an email will be sent out via their St. Mary’s email account a month prior to finals with directions on downloading and using the software. We are here to help if there are problems. ExamSoft is fully compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.
Students working at the Center for Legal and Social Justice will need to install Novell on their systems to access the clinic folders and network. This installation is done in the office and is only functional on Windows OS, unless the student has a Windows partition on their Mac.
Students experiencing technical difficulties with their systems may bring their laptops in to be analyzed by the staff. If a student brings in a contaminated laptop, we do provide spyware and malware analysis and removal; however, we do not re-image computers unless students first backup their files and can provide the recovery disks that originally came with their systems or have a recovery partition already built into their OS. (The latter will typically be the case with systems running on Vista). Please note that we reserve the right to require systems coming in with Limewire or related P2P software to be formatted before being serviced.
Effective for the 2016-2017 school year, all incoming first-year law students are required to have a laptop for their legal studies. Currently, there are no restrictions placed on which make and model can be purchased as long as the below listed criteria are met:
St. Mary’s Law has partnered with Dell and GovConnection to offer students approved pre-configured laptop options with academic pricing. Visit the links below for more information on these models.
Through the current Laptop rental program, students can check out a laptop from the office. Please note that the laptops are rented out on a first-come first-served basis, with a required rental agreement. Laptop rental does not meet the mandatory laptop requirement for incoming first-year law students starting in academic year 2016-2017.
As per the Executive Administrative Council of the University, the following email policies apply: