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Note: The listing of a software application on this page should not be construed as an agreement for support. See the Faculty and Staff: Supported Software page for lists of supported software.

  • HLS-Licensed Software: HLS-licensed means that the software has been paid for by HLS for use by current HLS faculty, staff, and (in some cases) students. All of these programs are protected by copyright and license agreements. Do NOT distribute HLS-licensed software to people outside HLS or who do not have current HLS affiliations. Before you leave the Law School, you must remove all HLS-licensed software that you have installed on your personally owned computer(s).
  • Freely-Available Software: Freely-available software is any software application that can be downloaded and installed by anyone (subject to any licensing restrictions specified by the publisher).

HLS-Licensed Software

HLS Laptop Print Client

The PaperCut MF client allows HLS students to access public printing services; this will allow laptop users to direct print jobs to any of the dedicated public printers around the Law School.

VPN Client Software

Pre-installed on HLS owned computers

Note: VPN software is also available to students.

VPN is software for establishing secure connections to HLS network services.

Windows only: Remote access is also available via Virtual Desktop.

Microsoft Endpoint & Defender Antivirus

Pre-installed on HLS owned computers

Students are welcome to a free version of Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows) or Microsoft Endpoint (Mac). Faculty and staff will have Microsoft Endpoint already pre-installed on their HLS owned computer.


TeamViewer is used by HLS ITS to work on your machine remotely

Freely-Available Software

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Pre-installed on HLS-owned computers

Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is also available to students. A link to download the program is located below.

Acrobat Reader is a free program designed only to view PDF files; Acrobat allows you to create and edit PDF files. Other programs, such as Word and WordPerfect, can also save documents as PDF files.

FileZilla FTP Client (replaces SSH Secure Shell)

Note: FileZilla is also available to students. A link to download the program is located below.

FileZilla is an FTP client, which allows one to connect to an FTP server. More specifically, authorized users can use it to connect to and modify the HLS website.

Internet Explorer

Pre-installed on HLS-owned computers

Internet Explorer (IE) is Microsoft’s internet browser, used for viewing and interacting with sites on the Web. Please note that ITS recommends using IE 11.

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Pre-installed on HLS-owned computers

Windows Media Player is an integrated digital media player that plays movie and music files. Windows Media Player 12 can also display photos. You can also link to fee-based online music store to download movies and music.

Windows Media Player can also copy (burn) information to and from CDs.

Stuffit Expander

Pre-installed on HLS-owned computers.

Stuffit Expander (free) is used for expanding virtually all Mac and PC compression types.

HLS Wireless Projection Software

This software is used for wirelessly projecting documents and images from a laptop or mobile device to supported displays. This technology is currently available in the following locations: Pound 201, ITS Collaboration Space (WCC B042), OCS Conference Room (WCC 4033) and Langdell Library Basement 110 A (Huddle Room).