The Law School Information Technology Services (ITS) department welcomes you to Penn Law. We have a broad range of computing, media, and network resources available. This page is intended to provide you with the technical information to get started.
Your Accounts at Penn Law: LawKey & PennKey
LawKey and PennKey are the computing logins used at the Law School. LawKey is used to access the classroom computers and the law directory. PennKey is used to access the wireless network, password protected sections of the law school website and the CMS, and library databases (among other University resources). Both usernames are the same, but they need to be activated separately and we recommend you pick different passwords for each.
You should have received an activation link and activation code from ITS. Once your computing logins have been created and activated, you may access the following resources.
For additional security, ITS highly recommends that all staff members set up two-step verification for PennKey accounts. Go here for more information and instructions on setting up two-step verification.
Your Help Resources
Our ITS Help Online site is organized based on your affiliation with the Law School. Visit the blog homepage and click on Faculty to see all of your resources. You should pay special attention to the New to Penn Law section at the top of the page.
Faculty Purchase Policy and recommendations: View them here
Penn Law Email Address
All full-time faculty receive a full Microsoft Exchange account for email, calendar, and contacts. Your address has been created automatically and takes the form of email@example.com.
For more information, visit the Faculty & Staff Email Accounts page for information on webmail and modifying your address..
This Fall we are using a new learning management system called Canvas. Canvas has great features for posting course materials, communicating and interacting with your students and providing class and student calendars. You can also use this site to access your course photo roster, create an online seating chart, schedule appointments with students, create surveys/quizzes, and download a grading sheet.
Getting Started in Canvas: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/canvas/getting-started
Our classrooms are well equipped. In order to use the technology, please submit media requests via the Canvas.
For more information, visit the Scheduling Recordings and Media Guide.
For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 898-9570.
For Canvas and general training needs:
Senior IT Support Manager
For all Classroom and Instructional Technology requests, including training and scheduling media for classrooms:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
For general inquiries, or immediate assistance:
ITS Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kay McDonnell Assistant Dean & CIO