Category Archives: Tech Tips for Students

Secure Your Logins: Password Managers and Two-Factor Authentication

Can you completely protect yourself from being hacked? I’m afraid not, but developing a couple of basic security habits around your passwords and logins can add a powerful layer of protection. 

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Online Word Guide for Formatting Appellate Briefs

Need some help formatting your appellate brief?  Emily Barney and Debbie Ginsberg are around during the day on Thursday and Friday. If you need help in the evenings or weekends, we’ve collected online materials – guides, videos, sample documents, and handouts – to … Continue reading

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Crunch time-management for exams

Exams are right around the corner. Sometimes, you’re on top of everything. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time in the day. Here are some common time-management techniques and ideas that might help make this exam period a little less stressful. Continue reading

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Getting the Upper Hand: Microsoft Word

You’re working on an assignment that’s due very soon (maybe tomorrow?), and Word is driving you up a wall. Don’t worry – we have an online guide that can help. Here are some hints to help you get the upper hand. Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: Using TWEN

Learn how to use Westlaw’s TWEN system at Chicago-Kent. Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: Panopto Mobile

It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for the fall semester to start! Many faculty now make recordings and host them on our Panopto server. These recordings might be an entire class, student performances, or even a short video to watch for homework. You can view the videos online here. But did you know you can also watch them on your mobile devices? Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Data Hacking Techniques & Security Strategies

How secure is your personal information? What steps do you take to protect your privacy? Do you know what sort of threats could affect you and what tools or strategies are most helpful to defeat them? It’s easy to find a … Continue reading

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The Rules Have It – Applying Court Rules to Your Brief

A couple of weeks ago, Emily Barney showed you how to find and use the style tools in Word 2016.  But why use the style tools at all?  As Emily noted, federal and local court rules often specify exactly which … Continue reading

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Easier, Better, Faster, Stronger: Word 2016 Styles Tools

We posted back in September that Word 2016 was finally available for Mac Users. It’s also available for PC users now. We’ve had some time to use this new version and found that it makes using Styles significantly easier with a … Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: PDF Skills for Law Students and Lawyers

PDFs seem like they should be intuitive to use – just click them open and you’re done, right? You’ve probably already noticed that many legal documents are PDFs, including articles from legal databases or maybe even the online version of your casebook. But while basic PDFs are easy to use, lawyers often need to take advantage of more advanced features. Continue reading

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