Remote Access to Law School Services: Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Frantz Merine on October 28th, 2012 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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With the threat of  Hurricane Sandy  upon us and the increased possibility of working from a remote location; it would be timely to remind you of the ways you can connect to your networked files, email, and library resources from a remote location.

There is detailed information on the IT web site ( and of course the IT helpdesk (212.854.1370) is prepared to answer your questions; however we just wanted to briefly highlight some service offerings in this area.

Remote access to email
To access your Lotus Notes Email, please go to and enter your email login, which is your full name. If you need this or other services, please call the helpdesk.

Remote access to your G:  & H: drives
To access your networked files, please go to and enter your CLS username and password. You will see the contents of your H: drive. The folder named Groups will give you access to your G: drive.

There are other ways to access your files, including VPN (virtual private networking) and FTP (file transfer protocol). The web browser method is the easiest by far; but if you prefer or need other ways to access files remotely, please call the helpdesk.

Electronic Resources and Remote Access
The Law Library’s Electronic Resources page provides access to a broad range of U.S. and foreign indices, looseleafs, e-journals, and databases.  In addition, a wide range of web-based resources is available through the University Libraries’ electronic resources page.

Remote access to law databases can be accomplished by selecting the link marked “access from offsite” beneath each listed database on our electronic resources page.  The system will prompt you to enter your lawschool username and associated password (i.e. the same username and password used to access Lawnet and other law school services).

Databases maintained by the University Libraries can also be accessed remotely.  See their  FAQ page for details.  Feel free to call the reference desk (854-3743) if you have any questions.

Best Regards.

CLS IT Help Desk
Columbia Law School
212 854-1370
The Law School Helpdesk will never ask for your password.


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