Gmail offers over 7 GB of storage and an unprecedented web and desktop experience. Gmail is also available on most mobile devices (including Andriod, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and many more).

If you are an alumni and cannot remember your login and/or password please contact or (310) 794-5296.

For all other questions please contact LawNET help desk at (310) 825-4689 or


If you have not already migrated your account to Gmail you can continue to access your mail through the old iMail system. However, once the migration is completed you cannot switch back.

  1. Why Gmail?
  2. Setup push e-mail New
  3. Learn more about Email
  4. Learn more about Docs & Spreadsheets
  5. Learn more about Calendar
  6. Configure your Smartphone
  7. Configure other clients (Outlook/more...)

Get answers to common questions from our students and alumni. Learn More »

Answers to common questions

  1. Why Gmail?
    UCLA School of Law is tranisitioning to a new e-mail system powered by Google for students and alumni which offers a lot of new capabalities including:
    • Improved e-mail access
    • More storage (over 7 GB)
    • ActiveSync for iPhone/iTouch users (always stay in sync)
    • Industry standard SPAM control
    • Advanced scheduling and shared calendars (Google Calendar)
    • Shared documents and spreadsheets (Google Docs)
    • Powerful contact management
    • and much more...
    You can get all these features and still maintain your e-mail address.
  2. Setup push e-mail New

    You can now setup your iPhone or your other Windows Mobile devices to push e-mail to your phone. This allows you to stay connected to your e-mail and get notification almost immediately when an e-mail arrives. Find out more at:

  3. Learn more about Email

    LawNET email is UCLA Law's free webmail service, powered by Google. It comes with built-in Google search technology and 7 gigabytes of storage. You can keep all your important messages, files and pictures forever, use search to quickly and easily find anything you're looking for, and make sense of it all with a new way of viewing messages as part of conversations. If you've ever used Gmail before, you will be instantly familiar with LawNET email.

    Read more about Gmail »

  4. Learn more about Docs & Spreadsheets

    Docs & Spreadsheets is a free web-based word processing and spreadsheet program powered by Google that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your student group's homework assignments, access your family to-do list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new business plan.

    Read more about Docs & Spreadhseets »

  5. Learn more about Calendar

    Using Google Calendar, you can add events and invitations effortlessly, share with friends and family (or keep things to yourself), and search across the web for events you might enjoy. It's organizing made easy.

    Read more about Google Calendar »

  6. Configuring your Smartphone

    There are two ways to read your LawNET email on your Smartphone:

    • The first and the method that requires the least configuration is to point your Smartphone browser to the address. This will take you to the feature rich mobile experience of LawNET email. Unfortunately, this process tends to be slow because you cannot stay logged in for more than 30 minutes, and your Smartphone cannot automatically check your e-mail for you. If you need either of those features - the ability to stay logged in indefinietly without typing the username and password or you want your phone to automatically check your e-mail you have to use the second option. You can find out more about some of the features on the web-based mobile LawNET email experience.
    • The second option and the most convenient option is to setup your Smartphone to receive LawNET e-mails using the IMAP protocol. With this option you have the benefit of storing your credentials and setup your smartphone to automatically check e-mails. Find more details on how to setup your Smartphone with LawNET email.
  7. Configuring clients (Outlook/Thunderbird and more...)
    Please use this website for instructions regarding your appropriate application and device. Please also remember, if the documentation refers to you should enter
  8. How do I lookup faculty/staff e-mail?
    Unfortunately, currently you cannot look up faculty/staff e-mail addresses directly from Gmail. We are working very hard to provide this feature sometime very soon in the future. In the meantime, you can use the UCLA Law Online Directory to look up addresses for faculty, staff and students.
  9. Is LawNET email available to staff?
    No, UCOP (University of California, Office of the President) policies prohibit faculty and staff to use external communication mechanisms to serve business needs.
  10. How do I login to Gmail?
    Your Gmail credentials are the same as your LawNET credentails. The username and password you use to connect to the wireless network, the computer labs is what you would use to login to Gmail (LawNET email).
  11. Why cannot I login to Gmail?
    Accounts that have been migrated to Google can login to LawNET email account. When you try to login you get a message saying "Your username is not registered to access Google Applications. Please consult the LawNET Help Desk." - it basically means that your account has not been migrated.
  12. How can I setup a signature?
    When you're logged into LawNET email, click Settings and then look for Signature. Type what you'd like as your signature in box and make sure you click the Save Changes button at the very bottom of the page!
  13. Can I setup an auto-reply if I'm away on vacation?
    When you're logged into LawNET email, click Settings and then look for Vacation Responder. Type what you'd like as your vacation message in the box and make sure you click the Save Changes button at the very bottom of the page!
  14. Is there a way to merge all my e-mail accounts (Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, Gmail) with this account?
    You can set up LawNET email to retrieve e-mail from other accounts that have POP access enabled. Some of the free services do not offer this type of access. When you're logged into LawNET email, click Settings, then Accounts, then look for the "Get mail from other accounts" section and click Add another mail account and follow the instructions.
  15. Is there a better Spam filter with this new system?
    Yes! And it's built-in to LawNET email! All spam will be automatically sent to the Spam folder and is automatically deleted after 30 days.
  16. Is my account secure and private?

    This service is being provided by the UCLA School of Law as the primary e-mail/collaboration system for eligible students. University policies could apply to the service.

    LawNET email ( accounts have been customized for optimal educational collaboration. UCLA School of Law has taken steps to ensure that your student data is protected above and beyond a publicly available account. Google has promised to uphold a strict privacy policy and to always treat your personal information with the utmost care and security. Read more about Google Privacy & Security. Keep in mind that Google has agreed that UCLA student data is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when in Google's possession.

  17. Is my information publicly available?
    By default LawNET ( services are not publicly available. Users can personally configure each tool to meet their specific needs. Information can be protected by only granting access to trusted individuals. Please exercise caution when sharing information with others for added protection.

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