Resources for the Penn Law Community
Penn Law’s Office of Communications is happy to provide graphic design & web publicity support to students, faculty, and staff.
Assistance with Promotional Materials
To complete your request, Communications kindly requests two weeks’ notice to ensure staffing and resource requirements can be made so that we may provide you with the appropriate support.
Before starting a new publicity campaign, carefully consider your goals, timeline, audience, and budget. Your publicity can start only once you have all your materials. Please check with Communications if you have any questions or concerns about production timelines or costs.
Logo requests: Please submit a ticket on the Communications request form if you need a high resolution version of the Penn Law logo.
Style guide: Please review the Penn Law Branding & Style Guide. This publication is intended to provide members of the Law School and Penn communities guidance on Penn Law’s branding, identity, design, and logos; outline and define Penn Law’s editorial style for print and digital platforms; and detail specifications for Law School video formatting and related branding.
Requests: When submitting your request, please provide final text and all images for the publication. Only high resolution images may be used. Please check with Communications if you have any questions or concerns about production timelines.
Templates: We offer a series of poster templates. These templates allow us to meet the high demand for print materials, while also maintaining a consistent graphic identity. Please specify which template you would like to use for your project.
Fees: We can provide printing for up to three 11x17 posters and ten 8.5x11 flyers free of charge. Additional quantities are available for purchase if needed. Programs can also be provided free of charge.
Color Printing: If you have your own design, there are two color printers available to students on the 3rd floor of Tanenbaum, located above the Circulation desk in the library. Please read these instructions on how to print in color on ITS Online.
Borrowing a camera: Point-and-shoot digital cameras are available for check out from the library for up to three days if you would like to take your own photos or for last minute requests.
Student photographers: Student photographers can be hired from the Penn Student Services photography agency, Oh Snap Photography. Please email Penn Student Services General Manager Claire Williams to book a student photographer through Oh Snap.
Professional photography: If it is within your budget and you would like to hire a professional photographer, we work with numerous vendors and will be happy to assist in coordinating their services.
Communications can assist you display your content on the 2 large screen community boards at the main Law School entrance in Golkin Hall and Davis Student Union. Members of the Law School community may request to post one slide per event on these boards.
Community Board checklist:
- Create the slide you would like posted from the templates available here.
- Once you have your slide ready, submit submit a ticket.
- If you have already requested print materials, please indicate that you want the same design or would like to use one of the templates above.
- A member of the Communications team will review your request and schedule your slide.
Please note that the Community Boards cannot play videos or sound.
Communications is happy to guide you in promoting your event on the web. For specific consultation, please submit a ticket.
Online publicity options include:
- On the Docket – to reach the Penn Law community in the daily early morning email. Four Notice announcements are permitted per event. Notice submission can be done from the appropriate commons page. View the full On the Docket How-To on ITS Online.
- Events Calendar – your event can appear on the website calendar and across the website based on categories and tags. Most importantly, continue to update your event information as details become known.
- Pipeline – these are the red and blue widgets throughout the site and the two columns on the homepage that feature events, videos, tweets and more. If your event is high-profile, it might make it to the homepage or be featured elsewhere on the site.
- Social media promotion, guidance, & strategy – from Tweets to Tumblr posts, this can help build interest in your event. Social media can appear as a Pipeline item or be displayed on community boards and on Penn Law’s accounts.
High Resolution Images
- Good sources for inexpensive stock images are istockphoto.com, shutterstock.com and veer.com.
- If you are bringing in a speaker, check with him or her; speakers can often provide high-quality photos of themselves. Images pulled from the Internet are usually not high resolution and therefore do not work for print materials.
- Please make sure you have the rights to use your images.
Access to Penn Law Images
Widen is the cloud based service available to the Penn Community for viewing and downloading digital images.
For a complete guide on how to access and use Widen, please see the Widen ITS Help page. Please note, the first time you login to the system, there will be a 1-2 day delay before you can see all photos available to the Law community.