Information Technology

Commonly asked computer-related questions.

Where can I get a copy of Microsoft Office?

The Coastal Law IT department is pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 365 is for FREE to all actively enrolled students at Coastal Law. Office 365 is a suite of products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Lync, and InfoPath. Each enrolled student gets a free license to install these products on up to 5 different devices. It’s available for Windows computers, Apple Computers, iOS (iPhone, iPad), and Android devices (smart phones, tablets).


How do I download and install it?


Log into your student email by accessing it on the Coastal Law homepage under the “Tools” tab. Once logged in, look at the top right of the page, and click the Settings   option and then Office 365 Settings optionas shown below:

3.       Then click the Software option.

4.       You will see the Office page below…select a Language, and then click Install as shown at the bottom.




During installation you may get a "Something went wrong…” error …if so, please refer to General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.

After you have installed the products, try creating a few documents to familiarize yourself. If any product looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, you need to review the Office 365 doesn’t look right document.


Additional Info


Please note these free products are available to currently active students from Microsoft, so any change in your enrollment status will result in the expiration of the license and the functionality of the products usability.


This product is provided by Microsoft and not Coastal Law. Responsibility of the products use and any conditions that may occur on your device from them must be directed to


This product does not uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office.



I'm being asked to install Anti-Virus when I log on to the Wireless Network

In an effort to enhance security for you, the system will identify if Windows laptop users have an anti-virus program installed. For those who do not have an anti-virus program installed, a link will be provided for a free version of Microsoft’s Security Essentials for you to install prior to gaining access. Having anti-virus software is very important to help ensure you are protected against malicious programs.
Other free anti-virus programs that can be installed are listed below:

Comcast customers are offered a free anti-virus program as well:
If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance with installation, please see the Help Desk within the computer on the second floor of the library.