Quick Start IT Guide
This quick start guide is intended to highlight some of the services available to you and how to enable them. You can find more detailed information about each of these services elsewhere on this site.
Before teaching your first class, please be sure to complete the following basic tasks:
Activate your University Network ID:
- When you begin your affiliation with Columbia Law School, you will be assigned two accounts—a UNI account and a LawNet account. A UNI account is used to access University-wide systems and services, including e-mail and the university library system, while a LawNet account is used to access Law School-specific services.
- Activate your UNI account now by visiting http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit/manage-my-uni.
Access Law School email via LionMail:
- Activating your UNI will also activate your Law School email account on the University's LionMail server. LionMail is the email component of Columbia University’s Google Apps for Education. As a result, you will also have access to some of the other Google apps you may already be familiar with —Calendar and Drive.
Although it is possible to be logged in to a personal Google account and LionMail at the same time, you should log out of all personal Google accounts the first time you log in to LionMail. To end your Google session, go to google.com, click your account photo or email address in the top right corner, and select "Sign out".
- Sign into Lionmail now by visiting http://lionmail.columbia.edu and entering your UNI and associated password.
Forward to an alternate email address of your choice (optional):
- You may use the LionMail web interface as your e-mail client, or you may choose to forward University e-mails to another email address you manage, whichever you find more convenient.
- To forward your emails, please visit https://uniapp.cc.columbia.edu/acctmanage/mailforwarding and follow the prompts.
Sign into LawNet to view course and student information:
- Lawnet is a set of web-based services that provides interactive access to the Columbia Law School administrative databases. Through Lawnet, you can view your class list, access directories of students, faculty and staff; submit and review grades; activate, view and lock in classroom seating charts; view and print course evaluations; and more.
- Sign into Lawnet now by visiting http://www.law.columbia.edu/lawnet and entering your Law School username and password [not your UNI.]
Sign into CourseWorks to post materials or e-mail your students:
- All instructors are provided with a course website on the University CourseWorks system. Each CourseWorks site is equipped with a standard Law School template which allows you to post articles and assignments, as well as a class mailing list which allows you to email all registered and waitlisted students with a single post.
- Sign into CourseWorks now by visiting http://courseworks.columbia.edu and entering your UNI and associated password [not your LawNet ID].
For further assistance:
- This quick start guide is intended to give you a brief overview of some of the services available to you enable and access them. In addition, you are always welcome to contact the Department of Information Technology for additional help:
- Please feel free to contact us with technical questions, ideas, and suggestions. The IT department’s team of dedicated and hardworking professionals is here to support your legal research, teaching, and administrative needs and we look forward to assisting you.