Current Students FAQ


For information and instructions for connecting to Yale WiFi, click here.

You can change your Yale password at www.yale.edu/netid

Yale provides 50GB of collaborative online storage at Box. Your Yale Box account can be accessed at http://yale.box.net/. Use your Yale NetID and password to access your account.

Yale Law School uses the University-wide printing system called BluePrint which is powered by Papercut.

Printing information for law students is available at https://www.law.yale.edu/printing.  This includes configuration instructions for printing from your personal computer, common issues, and a list of Law School printers.

Complete list of Papercut printer locations.

Students are granted access to a shared print account for their academic printing needs.  Print jobs charged to this account are directly billed to YLS IT.  Students needing to add funds to their print account for personal printing activities can add funds online (you must be on-campus or connected to the Yale VPN to access this site).

When printing, if you have any issues such as a failed print job, please submit a request a refund for a failed print job (you must be on-campus or connected to the Yale VPN to access this site).

Mapping Network/Shared Drives in Windows: Click here for instructions.

Mapping Network/Shared Drives on a Mac: Click here for instructions.

Yale VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way to securely access a remote network. Yale VPN allows eligible individuals to access Yale resources from a non-Yale internet source as if they were directly connected to the campus network.

The Yale VPN is connected via Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. This can be downloaded at software.yale.edu.

On Office 365 (outlook.com/yale.edu)
 
1. In a browser, go to outlook.com/yale.edu and log in with your full Yale email address and password.
 
2. Click the Settings Icon (a Gear Icon) in the upper right corner of the screen and select Mail from the My app settings menu.
 
3. Click Inbox and sweep rules from the left pan and Click the + (plus) button from the Inbox Rules section.
 
4. The "New Inbox Rule" window pops up.
 
5. You can enter a custom name for the rule in the Name field (e.g. Forwarding). Under Apply this rule... First, select [Apply to all messages] from the drop down list for When the message arrives, and: box.
 
6. Next, select "Redirect the message to..." from the drop down list for "Do the following:" box.
 
7. The Address Book window pops up, in the Redirect the message to field at the top, type in the email address that you want your email messages to be redirected to, then click OK.
 
8. Back at the New Inbox Rule window. You can click the Save button at the bottom right corner. The forwarding rule will take immediate effect. It is not retroactive to emails already received.  
 
 

For an iPhone, click here.

For an Android, Windows and other smartphones, please email law.help@yale.edu. Instructions vary by phone model.

Note--Most modern web browsers support access to outlook.com/yale.edu which does not require the installation of an email program and can be accessed securely from public computers.

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 365 (PC)
Instructions can be found here. If you don't have a Startup Dialog box as the instructions suggest, go to File (or Office button) then Account settings to find the Account Configuration window instructed by the second step.

Outlook 2019 (Mac)
Instructions can be found here.

Apple Mail
Contact YLS IT.

If you need assistance, please contact the YLS IT Services help desk at (203) 432-0821 during business hours.

LinkedIn Learning is an online software training service that is free for all Yale users. Your Yale NetID and password should give you access.

Class recording requests are NOT taken via email. These requests should be placed on the AV Requests Calendar.

Please consider the following:

  • Recording requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the class.
  • Written permission from the instructor is required.
  • Recordings of classes should only be requested for absences because of either religious observance or a school-related trip.
  • Personal audio or video recordings of classes are not allowed without prior written permission of the instructor.

Please email law.av@yale.edu to make arrangements for borrowing AV equipment.

YLS IT has a limited number of Windows and macOS laptops and other equipment, such as computer cameras and external CD drives.  Please stop by the Student Helpdesk on L2 of the Law Library or contact us at law.help@yale.edu to make arrangements.

Visiting Faculty


Email and Canvas accounts are setup for each visiting professor prior to arrival on campus. Both wired and wireless network access is available throughout the building. Law School office computers are setup with a standard suite of software including: Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook for email. A Yale Zoom account is available to all faculty members by visiting https://yale.zoom.us and signing in to claim the account.

If your research requires specialized software or hardware please let us know.

The Law School uses Yale’s Learning Management System, Canvas. Course sites are automatically created about six weeks before the start of the semester. Student enrollments are added as they become available and are updated three times per day. For assistance with Canvas please email law.canvas@yale.edu.

Audio Visual support is available in all classrooms. Services include audio and video recording, videoconferencing, webcasting, multimedia presentations, student response systems and other classroom support. If you have questions about using technology in teaching please contact the Academic Technologies department, they can let you know what is currently available and assist you in getting set up. They can be reached at (203) 432-8119 or via email at law.av@yale.edu. To request classroom support your assistant can make arrangements via the online tool at https://av.law.yale.edu.