LawNet is the name given to a set of online services that provide access to the registration services databases of Columbia Law School. LawNet allows Law School students to register for classes, view course schedules, access grades, change contact information, and much more.


In this video, we will cover how to:

  • Sign into Lawnet
  • Record your phonetic pronunciation of your name]
  • Update your emergency contact
  • Update your Address and phone number 

LawNet is available at Navigate your browser to the LawNet URL and you will arrive at the LawNet sign-in page. Before you sign in, please make a note of the policy. LawNet is a protected area that contains private student information. Please protect your classmates' privacy and note that it is a breach of University policy to violate the privacy of student information.

Once you are done reading the policy statement, please sign into LawNet using your UNI username and password.

There are a few items that will require your attention. The first of which is the phonetic pronunciation of your name. It is important that we pronounce your name correctly. Even if you think your name is a simple one, please update your profile to include your phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciation. This is a two-part process; first, enter the phonetic pronunciation of your name, then record your name. Detailed instructions on how to record your phonetic name can be found at and listed in the notes section below.

The first thing you may want to do is update your emergency contact information. Please add at least one emergency contact in the emergency field. This information will only be accessible by authorized administrators of the Law School and used only in an emergency. Click on an emergency contact link and use the "Add," "Edit," or "Delete" links to update your contacts accordingly. Also, please remember to click "Save" each time you edit a field that has a "Save" button.

Another field that may need updating is your address information. If this field is incomplete, please complete it. Enter your permanent home and local home phone numbers. You have the option of withdrawing your local home phone number from the online student directory as well. If you would like to suppress your address from the online student directory, please uncheck the box that reads, "Show this address in online student directory.

Let's take a look at another field that may need updating. Whenever your phone number changes, please make sure to update your phone information.

There are a number of other features available in LawNet, but probably too many to go over in this brief tutorial. You can visit each feature of LawNet and view an instructional video on each feature. Please visit the remaining fields in your profile and determine if updates are needed.

Last but not least, please remember to sign out of LawNet when you are done using its services.

Lesson summary

To recap, in this video we covered how to:

  • Sign into Lawnet
  • Recording your phonetic pronunciation of your name
  • Update your emergency contact
  • Update your Address and phone number
  • LawNet is accessible from any browser at

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