Current Students FAQ

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

You can change your Yale password at

Yale provides 50GB of collaborative online storage at Box. Your Yale Box account can be accessed at 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  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.

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

On Office 365 (
1. In a browser, go to 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 Instructions vary by phone model.

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

Outlook 2016 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 2016 (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. is an online software training service that is free for all Yale users. Lynda can be accessed at Your Yale NetID and password should give you access.

Class recording requests are NOT taken via email. AV Requests are placed on the AV requests calendar on the YLS Events Calendar located on the Inside Page.

Please consider the following:

  • Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event.
  • Permission from the Professor is required.
  • Only events between 8:30am and 7pm on weekdays can be recorded. AV equipment can be borrowed for weekend events.
  • Recordings of classes can 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 to make arrangements for borrowing AV equipment.

For information about Yale Security’s STOP Program click here.

Visiting Faculty

Email, Law School Network 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.

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

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 Media Technologies department, they can let you know what is currently available and assist you in getting set up. They can be reached at (203) 432-2197 and at (203) 432-0821 or via email at To request classroom support your assistant can make arrangements via the online at