Microsoft Office

Office365 Free for Students

Students are eligible to sign-up for a free Microsoft Office 365 for Education account which includes Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and can be installed on up to 5 computers.  This program is offered directly by Microsoft and should remain valid while you are actively enrolled as a student.

Sign up for an account using your NYU Gmail address (e.g. at and follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail to download and install Office 365 for Education.

Office Home Use Program

Full-time employees are eligible to purchase an Office Professional Plus license for $10, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher.  Students are not elligible for this program.

Login to with your NYU NetID and password to purchase a license for Windows or macOS.  Follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail to download and install Office Professional Plus.  Keep that e-mail for your records in the event you need to reinstall Office or get a new computer. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Full-time employees are eligible for an annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud which includes Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator, and many others.  Students are not eligible for this program.

Visit NYU Adobe Creative Cloud for details.


NYU offers Malwarebytes anti-malware and anti-ransomware software to all members of the Law School community for their personally owned desktop or laptop.  It is available for Windows and macOS only, NYU does not provide licenses for Android or iOS.  All members of the Law School community are strongly encouraged to install Malwarebytes on their primary personal computer, or whichever device is used for NYU related business, including class related activities.

Malwarebytes download and instructions.

Any existing antivirus software must be uninstalled prior to installing Malwarebytes. Instructions to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection are offered on the Malwarebytes page.  Please contact Helpdesk for assistance if you have any questions.


Some NYU online services require the use of the NYU VPN when access from off-campus.  Visit for instructions to download and install the NYU VPN for Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. 

Please read and follow all instructions carefully as you must change the default install options; failure to follow the instructions will cause the NYU VPN to malfunction.

NYU VPN now requires the use of NYU Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). 

NYU Virtual Computer Lab

Students can use the NYU VCL from their laptops to access some NYU-licensed software including, Microsoft Office, statistical applications, mathmatical applications, and more.  Access to the NYU VCL from off-campus requires the use of the NYU VPN.  Login to with your NYU NetID and password to access the NYU VCL.

Office Desktop Software

Law School ITS provide the following standard suite of software on all Law School desktops and laptops.

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Firefox and Chrome web browsers
  • Cortex XDR and InsightVM
  • 7-Zip
  • VLC Player

Software Installation

Many software titles are available through Software Center (click the Start menu and begin typing Software Center to find and open it).  Available software titles include Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc), EndNote, NYU Box, Dropbox, NYU Google Drive, Skype, and others.

If a desired software title is not immediately available for installation please contact Helpdesk.  Additional software not available through Software Center may require manual installation by Helpdesk staff.  Some software licenses must be purchased with individual departmental funds.

Software installation is done at the discretion of Helpdesk.