Detailed information on technology and computer services for faculty, staff, and students is available on the MySWLAW portal.

Internet and Network

Wireless access to the internet is available throughout the campus, including the library, classrooms, Tea Room, lounges, and key outdoor areas. After laptop registration, students can log on to an unsecured connection for casual web browsing or configure the laptop for automatic log-in to a secure encrypted connection. Print jobs can be sent from laptops through the wireless network to printers in the Library or the study area in the Westmoreland Building (on the second floor).


Southwestern uses a robust Exchange 2010 server for email. Users can access Southwestern email wherever they have Internet access using Outlook Web Access or by using any standard email client. New students receive their email address and account information by email upon completion of registration. Account information is also available at Orientation and in the Computer Lab (first floor of the library).

Library Technology

The Library offers both wired and wireless network access and each student receives a quota of storage space on the library's file server. The Computer Lab on the Library's first floor houses 32 computers, and a printer and scanner for student use. Applications include Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office, and internet browsers.  The Lab is reserved for the exclusive use of Southwestern students. In addition to the Computer Lab, the Library has three learning centers, each with 16-20 workstations that are used in conjunction with classes. Library Staff cannot open the learning centers for individual student use or group study. 

Students have access to a broad array of online information resources through the library, including Lexis+, Westlaw, BNA Online,  and CEB Onlaw.  The Library Staff distribute Lexis+ and Westlaw passwords to new students when classes begin during LAWS Week. Off-campus access to most databases is available with authentication through a proxy server.

Laptops on Campus

Southwestern does not have a laptop requirement but does set minimum specifications for connecting to the network. Please refer to the Information Technology page on the MYSW Law portal here for specific Windows and Mac requirements.  IT  may also be reached by sending an email to  or calling (213) 738-6762.