Welcome Scholars

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 some Penn Law web resources. PennKey is used to access myCourses/Canvas LMS, the wireless network 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.

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 Scholars to see all of your resources. You should pay special attention to the New to Penn Law section at the top of the page.

Penn Law Email Address

All Visiting Scholars receive a Penn Law email address (username@law.upenn.edu) that forwards to their personal or work email account (e.g. Gmail). We do not provide full email accounts, we only provide a forwarding address.

For more information, visit the Adjuncts: Email Forwarding Account page.

Instructional Technology

Our classrooms are well equipped. In order to use the technology, please submit media requests via the Course Portal.

For more information, visit the Scheduling Recordings and Media Guide.

For assistance, contact itsmedia@law.upenn.edu or (215) 898-9570.

Personal Laptops

If you are interested in using your personal laptop at the Law School, you will need to prepare it to connect to our network. Access to the wirless internet requires a PennKey. If you have not set yours up, please contact us at itshelp@law.upenn.edu.

Visit the Prepare Your Laptop guide to get your laptop ready.

Printing

All printing, photocopying, and scanning needs for scholars are met by multiple multifunction stations throughout the Law School. All scholars receive $120 print credit on their PennCard each semester. At the beginning of each semester, your available printing credit will be set to $120, in addition to funds that you have added yourself using the PennCash machine.

For more information about printing, visit our Printers Overview page.

Twitter

Unable to connect to the network or other Penn Law services? Follow us on Twitter to receive system maintenance and outage alerts at @pennlawitsalert.

To receive other important technology news and helpful tips, Follow @pennlawits.

Acceptable Use Policy

The University of Pennsylvania makes computing resources available to faculty, students, staff, registered guests, and the general public to support the educational, research and service missions of the University. Please familiarize yourself with Penn’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Contact Information

For all myCourses/Canvas and other training needs:

ITS Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
itshelp@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-2589

For all classroom and instructional technology requests:

ITS Media Available during class times and scheduled events
itsmedia@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-9570

Kay McDonnell Assistant Dean & CIO
kay@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-2527

Contact

Systems Availability

  • Our online services may not be available during these maintenance periods.

    Regularly
    Fridays: 5pm-midnight
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays: 5pm-7pm

    Occasionally
    Tuesdays: 5am-7am
    Thursdays: 5pm-7pm

    Notices
    https://twitter.com/pennlawitsalert

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