Law School Computing & Software

  • Distribution Lists at Loyola Law School

    ITS provides two types of distribution lists: 1) internal, which allow for or addresses only; and 2) external, which allows for any email address to subscribe. Maintenance and configuration of mailing lists can be performed through a web browser. Subscription and unsubscribe requests can be performed via email. Some lists may not be unsubscribed from as they serve as official notice channels.

    Internal Lists (Outlook 365)

    To request the creation of a new internal distribution list, first ensure that all recipients will have or email addresses. Once this is confirmed, please send the following information to the ITS Helpdesk:

    1. List email address (e.g.
    2. List display name (e.g. LLS Research Group) All LLS-related lists must have “LLS” at the beginning.
    3. Name of list administrators (must be users who have or email addresses). Please submit at least two users to be administrators on the list.

    External Lists (Lyris)

    If you need a list that has external ( or email addresses, you will be using a list management system called Lyris. Please note that all Lyris list email addresses end in

    Once you have confirmed that you have external email addresses, please contact Corinne St. Claire at to start the request and setup process.

  • Examplify is the Law School's Official Examination Software. The former examination software, SofTest, was retired as of August 31, 2017. Students should not attempt to use SofTest, but instead, they should use the new testing application software 'Examplify,' which is now the Law School's official examination software. Examplify will offer students the same offline, locked-down platform that the former examination software had employed. Because Examplify will have a different look and feel, students are strongly encouraged to download, register and thoroughly test Examplify as soon as it is available, but at least 2 - 3 weeks before your first exam. This will give students ample time resolve any issues that may arise with running Examplify on your computer.

    Download Examplify

    • Log into the ExamSoft Portal
      • Log into your account using the credentials at the bottom of the account activation email that was sent to you.
      • Check to confirm that your computer meets the Minimum System Requirements.
    • Click "Download"
      • Read the Acknowledgement of Loyola Law School Examination Rules and Procedures (user's agreement to adhere to the rules and procedures of the law school) and click "I Accept" to continue to download Examplify to your computer.
      • Select "Run" when prompted to "Run or Save" the file. If your browser does not prompt you to "Run or Save" the file, select "Save" and run the file from that location.

    Video Demonstrations

    View the instructional video. The video has a run time of approximately 10 - 13 minutes. Please be advised iPads are not allowed for taking examinations at the LMU Law School.

    Additional Resources

    If you experience technical difficulty with software, call ExamSoft Support at 866-429-8889 (option #3), Monday - Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST). You should have your computer with you as well as an active internet connection before calling Examplify as their customer support technician may need to connect to your machine to diagnose and resolve your problem.

    This is not to be confused with the "Practice Exam", which enables you to familiarize yourself with the SofTest exam environment. You may use the Practice Exam as many times as you wish.

  • LMU students have access to many software and applications that can be download on their personal devices for academic work.

    Click here for a complete list and download instructions.

  • Microsoft Office 365

    Download Office applications for use wherever you are. Create, edit and share from your Mac or PC, iOS, Android, or Windows device.

    Download Microsoft Office 365

    Instructions for Download and Installation


    A database program allows you to manage bibliographic citations, search bibliographic databases on the internet, organize references, images, PDFs, and other files in a library; create instant bibliographies in MS Word; and unlimited record capacity

    To download the installation file for your operating system, visit You will be prompted to log in to LMU Box with your LMU network credentials.
    NOTE: Windows user, after downloading the zip file, click the zip file, select "Extract All" to unzip.

    You will be prompted to log in to LMU Box with your LMU network credentials. Reminder: Windows user, after downloading the zip file, click the zip file, select "Extract All" to unzip.


    Important Note for macOS Catalina and EndNote:

    As you may be aware, Apple will be releasing macOS Catalina this fall. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which will impact EndNote

    You can read more at Apple’s knowledge base article here:
    EndNote X9 for macOS Customers
    EndNote X9 for macOS has been updated for compatibility with Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow. 


    Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations. But it's much more—it's the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

    To request a copy, please follow the link below that applies to you:

    Faculty and Staff Home Computer

    Faculty and Staff Campus Computer: Create a Wolfram ID using your University email domain and follow the prompts to request your activation key.


    Loyola Marymount University offers a campus-wide license for MATLAB, Simulink, and companion toolboxes. The license covers on-campus and home software use for all instructors, staff, researchers, and students, as well as classroom and lab installations.

    Download MATLAB

    MATLAB Installation


    Get free education access to Autodesk engineering and design software. Simply create an account here.

  • Here are a few companies who offer educational discounts on computer hardware and software for personal use.