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Current Students

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.

J.D., LL.M. and M.Jur. Student Handbooks
Law Academic Calendar
University Policy Library

On Gateway, you’ll find forms, course and exam schedules, exam pin information, course descriptions and more.
Forms, Schedules, Calendars

Student Services:

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)

ABA Law Student Division Mental Health Day

Sarita Kenedy East Law Library

Visit the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library Website

Computer and Technology Services

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.

Hours of Operation

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 or by phone 210-431-6721. We will respond to these inquiries as promptly as possible.

Office hours during final exams can be found on Gateway.

Services for Students

Laptop setup will vary depending on the operating system (i.e. XP, Windows 7, Leopard, etc.) the student brings in. The typ ical 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.

It is highly recommended that a student temporarily disable their antivirus while using ExamSoft to minimize performance issues. Instructions on how to do so can be found on Gateway. Additional information can be found on ExamSoft’s support site.

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.

Mandatory Laptop Program

Effective as of the 2016-2017 school year, all incoming first-year law students, M.Jur. and LL.M. 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:


  •  Windows 10
  • Examplify (previously will no longer support Windows 8 and Windows 7 support will be phased out at the end of this year
  • Please note that for Windows tablets only Surface Pro 3 and higher meet this criteria if you plan to use Examsoft
  • Intel processor i3, i5 or i7 (or AMD equivalent)
  • Hard drive with 120GB storage or greater
  • 4GB of RAM or greater
  • Internet access via built in wireless card
  • Antivirus protection
  • It is strongly recommended that all laptops be purchased with at least a three-year warranty


  • Must be running OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Students participating in the legal clinic will need to run WordPerfect (Windows only compatible). They can contact Law IT if they need assistance setting up an emulator on their Mac laptop
  • Please note that neither iPad nor iPad Pro meet this requirement if you plan on using ExamSoft
  • Intel processor i3, i5 or i7
  • Hard drive with 120GB storage or greater
  • 4GB of RAM or greater
  • Internet access via built in wireless card
  • Antivirus protection
  • It is strongly recommended that all laptops be purchased with at least a three-year warranty

St. Mary’s Law has partnered with Dell to offer students approved pre-configured laptop options with academic pricing. Visit the link below for more information on these models.


Laptop Rental

Through the current Laptop rental program, students can check out a laptop from the Law IT office for a short period of time.

Failure to return the unit when it is due can result in the denial of future laptop requests.

Please note that the laptops are rented out on a first-come, first-served basis, and require students to fill out a rental agreement form. Students are required to show Law IT staff their student ID in order to check out a unit. Finally, during final exams, laptops are reserved exclusively for students taking exams.

Laptop rental does not meet the mandatory laptop requirement for incoming first-year students starting in academic year 2016-2017.

Email services

  • Students may access their St. Mary’s email through the Gateway portal.
  • On-campus students can enter Gateway as the URL
  • Off-campus students can access it from the following URL:

As per the Executive Administrative Council of the University, the following email policies apply:

  • Email addresses will be assigned to students upon the completion of the university application process
  • Students have a mailbox limit size of 50Mb. They will receive warning messages from the system administrator as their mailbox size reaches this threshold.
  • Accounts will remain active as long as they are accessed on a frequent basis
  • Full access and functionality of St. Mary’s email accounts for graduates will continue assuming that the account is checked. If the account remains inactive (i.e. unchecked) for six months or longer, the account will be disabled.

Student Psychological and Testing Services

Visit St. Mary’s Student Psychological and Testing Services

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