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Faculty & Staff: LawKey & PennKey Account Help

While at Penn Law, you will make frequent use of two accounts: LawKey & PennKey. Both accounts share the same username, but need to be activated separately. We recommend you pick different passwords for each account.


Attention Staff: ALL faculty and staff are required to enroll in PennKey Two-Step Verification. This provides an added layer of protection when accessing PennKey-protected web sites and applications. 

LawKey & PennKey? What’s the Difference?

Your LawKey is used to access a set of services provided by the Law School including your email and computer log in. Your PennKey is used for the myCourses site and Canvas LMS as well as resources provided by the central campus. Please see below for specifics.

LawKey (Also known as your Office 365 login) PennKey
  • Law School Computers/Printing
  • Email/Calendar (Office 365)
  • OneDrive (Office 365)
  • SharePoint Online (Office 365)
  • The Law Directory
  • myCourses & the Canvas LMS
  • Password protected sections of the Law school web site including the Commons
  • AirPennNet (WiFi)
  • Payroll
  • U@Penn & Penn Portal
  • Central Library Resources

How Do I Change my Password?

  • If you know your PennKey credentials: visit the Change PennKey Tool and select a new password.

Help! I Forgot my Password!

  • If you configured the self service password reset tool in Office 365, you can reset your LawKey using the Office 365 password reset tool.
  • Everyone else: please email or call ITS at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).
  • If you are enrolled in Challenge-Response: visit Attempt Challenge-Response to select a new password.
  • Everyone else: please email or call ITS at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).

How Do I Get a PennKey?

If you already have your LawKey and need to activate your PennKey, please email or call us at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).

Latest Tips

  • This year a new Special print account is being added for all Penn Law students. This account is to be used when printing for approved group and programs. All other printing remains the same, please read on for more details.
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