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Students: 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.

ALL students 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 PennKey
  • Law School Lab Computers/Printing
  • Email/Calendar (Office 365)
  • SharePoint Online (Office 365)
  • myCourses & the Canvas LMS
  • Password protected sections of the Law school web site including the Commons
  • AirPennNet (WiFi)
  • Penn In Touch
  • Central Library Resources
  • The Law Directory


How Do I Change my Password?

  • If you know your LawKey credentials:
  1. Sign in to with your work or school account. Once signed in, click on the Settings icon and then select “Change your password.”
    LawKey Reset Link Screenshot




Help! I Forgot my Password!

  • All students should configure their self service password reset options in Office 365. Once configured, if you forgot your LawKey and need to reset, you can do so using the Office 365 password reset tool.
  • If you are unable to use the tool, please fill out the Lawkey reset request.
  • If you need additional help, please email or call ITS at (215) 898-2679.
  • 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) 898-2679.


How Do I Get a PennKey/LawKey?

Please visit our JD Admitted Students Technology Guide or our Grad Admitted Students Technology Guide for instructions on activating your accounts. 

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