How do I obtain a UGA MyID and UGA email account?

To establish a UGA email and MyID account, visit: When you have obtained your MyID account, please report it to Lauren Thompson in the Dean's Office at

Why do I need a UGA MyID?

Your MyID and password are needed to access the University's Athena system,, through which you can obtain class rolls, communicate with students in your class, and submit grades, among other things.  In addition, your MyID and password are needed to access the My Georgia Law faculty portal, which will contain class picture rolls.  Moreover, many other UGA services including email, parking services, and the wireless network may only be accessed with a MyID and password.

How do I access my UGA email account?

Please see:

What is My Georgia Law?

Faculty members use the My Georgia Law portal primarily to view class picture rolls.  Most other information pertaining to classes is contained in Athena,, the University's computer course registration and management system.  Picture rolls for courses from previous semesters that you have taught are also archived in My Georgia Law.

How can I access my class rolls?

How do I contact my students via email?

  • The law school maintains listservs for 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls. These listserv addresses as well as the addresses of individual students can be located in the My Georgia Law portal.
  • After drop/add ends, you may use Athena to email your class as well as individuals directly.

How can I assign class readings to my students before classes begin?

Before classes begin, you may email your first assignment (and/or your entire syllabus) to Leslie Grove ( of I.T. Services and she will post it online for students to view. You can also do this yourself via the My Georgia Law faculty portal. Students are able to view the reading assignments for all classes (not just your assignment) when they access the My Georgia Law student portal.  

Once classes are underway, it is recommended that you communicate assignments to your students either in class, by email, or through your chosen course management system.

How do I obtain a Westlaw, Lexis or Bloomberg Law password?

Email Stephen Wolfson, Faculty Services Librarian at Access codes and registration instructions will be provided by return email.

How do I order textbooks for my class?

Visit our online order form or contact the Law School Registrar, Paula McBride, at Casebooks must be ordered at least two months in advance of the first day of class.

What instructional equipment is available in the law school classrooms?

Please see: /multimedia-classroom-equipment.  To obtain a key to classroom equipment or for individual support, you should contact the IT help desk at 706-542-0895 or

What course management software is available for me to use with my classes?

Three course management software options are available for use by UGA law school professors:

  1. UGA's eLearning Commons – Most law faculty use this option. The system, provides standard online course support including posting documents, permitting discussion boards, and tracking student participation.  Enrolled students are automatically registered and everyone, including the instructor, accesses the system via their UGA MyID and password. More information is available online at: Campus-wide UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning supports individuals' use of the eLearning Commons.
  2. Westlaw's TWEN platform - A few of UGA law professors use TWEN to post their syllabus, class assignments and documents, as well as to host class discussions. Once you obtain a Westlaw password, TWEN is available for you to use immediately. Visit and you'll see that TWEN is a menu option on your screen. If you need assistance getting started with TWEN, contact our Westlaw representative Sue Moore, or 770-940-3388.
  3. Lexis Nexis Web Courses - Lexis Nexis offers a product similar to TWEN.  Once you obtain a Lexis Nexis password, Web Courses are available for you to use immediately. Sign on to Lexis Nexis at: and you will see a tab for Web Courses. If you need assistance getting started with Lexis Nexis Web Courses, contact our Lexis Nexis representative Matthew Chick, or 678-642-2816.

How do I put a book or electronic document on course reserve in the library?

Please see:

Will I be required to administer my own exam(s)?

Yes.  All faculty members are personally responsible for administering their own final exams, as well as any other exams they may give.

How are exams administered via laptop?

About mid-semester, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will email faculty to ask whether they intend to permit students to take their final exam on laptops using the "secure bluebook" program Examplify (which blocks the internet and hard drive). Most students prefer to take their exams by computer and most faculty prefer the finished product. Electronic exams are securely uploaded at the conclusion of each exam and can later be printed out at a central location. Professors' assistants typically handle the printing process.