Email Cardozo Gmail
Email (faculty & staff) YU Exchange Accounts
Course webs and Cardozo Community ANGEL

Grades, address information, & registration


Exam software ExamSoft
Remote access to electronic resources E-Journal Portal
Make an reservation for a/v support lawref
Questions? Problems? - email lawref
Questions? Problems? - text 818-clawref


Computing Services

The Cardozo Law Library supports student computing within the law school. The law library has wireless access on all its floors, wired access on the 7th floor, and 30 networked pcs spread across two floors. The library owned pcs offer Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro applications as well as access to the Internet. Questions about email, course or group webs, the wired and wireless networks, or the exam software can be addressed to the Reference Desk on the 7th floor, emailed to lawref, texted to 818-clawref, or instant messaged to cardozolawref.

YUWireless and YUGuest

YUWireless is the wifi network used for Internet access on laptops and mobile devices by students, faculty, and staff across all campuses of Yeshiva University. It is a secured network that, when running on a laptop, requires a program called Safe Connect be installed on the laptop. During the configuration of YU Wireless, a laptop user is prompted to download and install Safe Connect. To set up YUWireless, Mac/iPhone users should select YU Wireless from the network choices in Airport and follow the prompts. Windows users should select YUSetup from the available networks and follow the prompts. Windows users are required to have an antivirus software with up-to-date definitions running on the laptop. The university provides antivirus software free of charge. Each user needs to maintain updates to the laptop's operating system. Mobile devices do not require the installation of Safe Connect. The user credentials required to authenticate to YUWireless are your Active Directory username and your default password that can be found through Banner. YUWireless uses WPA 2 Enterprise security and PEAP.

YUGuest, an unsecured network with limited bandwidth, is intended to be used by visitors to the university for access to email and web sites.


ANGEL is a course web system used by the faculty and law school administration. Your initial username and password are the same as the defaults for your YUWireless account. Many faculty use ANGEL to post web readings or assignments or past exam questions; faculty may also use ANGEL to send email to a class or to host a discussion board. The law school administration uses ANGEL to post important notices or documents and to communicate via email with students. Also, some student groups and clubs use ANGEL for communicating with their members. You have personal space in your ANGEL account for the storage or backup of files. ANGEL supports its own internal email system. (ANGEL email is not the same as Cardozo Gmail.) ANGEL email is sent only from within ANGEL itself. You cannot send an email from Cardozo Gmail @law.cardozo, AOL, or Hotmail into ANGEL.


Softest is used for taking in-class exams. SofTest is supported for Macs using OS X 7 through OS X 10.10.x and on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It creates a shell on your laptop that blocks you from using files on your laptop and from going on the network. SofTest offers a basic word processor that allows you to type your exam answer and use familiar shortcuts for copying, pasting, etc. You are not required to type answers for law school essay exams; you may hand-write exams in bluebooks. If you do take an in-class essay exam using a laptop, you must use SofTest. Multiple choice exams must be taken on a laptop running ExamSoft. The SofTest application gets updated each semester. The law school provides the SofTest software and offers training before each exam period. The law school does not lend laptops to students.

Google Apps

The university uses Gmail in Google Apps for its student email system. Beginning in July 2014, the username appearing before is the same as the username for ANGEL and wifi. Addresses assigned earlier are set up as, although a middle initial or number may be used if your name is not unique. Initial passwords are assigned by the university and are sent to the email address that appears in your student record. Google Apps for Education also includes Google Drive, Calendar, Chat, and Sites. You can explore the  Cardozo Google Apps Question and Answer Guide for basic information.


The university offers antivirus software at no charge. The university offers Microsoft Office and other software products at discounts.


Setup for and use of the major computing systems are introduced during your law school orientation. Instruction in the use of computer-assisted legal research services, such as LexisNexisWestlaw, and Bloomberg Law is required as part of the law school curriculum. Web-based interactive lessons from the Center for Computerized Legal Instruction, known collectively as CALI, are available to all law school students. Questions about and troubleshooting for any of these resources can be directed to the reference librarians.

Audio/Visual Support

The Law Library provides audio/visual support for the law school. Law school classes are not videotaped, but practice rounds for various competitions or other types of class projects may be videotaped and viewed on the web.

Mini-DV cameras, digital audio recorders, LCD projectors, microphones, laptops, and a document camera are available. The classrooms are equipped with DVD/VHS players and LCD projectors. To request that an event be videotaped or that some audio/visual support be provided for a class or special event, contact the reference librarians in person or email lawref. Taping release forms must be completed if a speaker or panel is recorded.

Imaging Services

The Law Library has photocopiers on three floors for self-service copying and printing. Print jobs sent from library pcs or student laptops are printed on the photocopiers. The cost per image is $.07. The law library has one flatbed scanner with a document feed; there is no charge to save files in various formats, including pdf. There are three microform reader printers. One of the reader-printers produces scanned images of microfiche or microfilm at no charge.

Library users are expected to comply with the copyright law of the United States (17 U.S.C.) in their copying, printing, downloading, or scanning of materials with library equipment.