All GW students are eligible for a licensed Zoom Account. GW Law student Zoom accounts are on the Law Zoom domain, law-gwu-edu.zoom.us
This domain is configured to work with instructional systems at the Law School. It relies on integrations with the MyLaw Portal and the Kaltura media server. These integrations enable the "Join Zoom Lecture" button on portal courses sites and facilitate academic recordings being made available to students on MediaSpace, media.law.gwu.edu.
Users with a GW Law Zoom account will use their Law ID for Zoom - @law.gwu.edu and password.
All Law Students have a licensed GW Law Zoom account. This account allows law students to record meetings as local recordings. If you follow the access directions on this page and cannot access your account, contact Law IT at LawIT@law.gwu.edu.
Dean's Fellows and other law students with a teaching role are given Law Zoom accounts configured for teaching at GW Law. These accounts allow law students with a teaching role to schedule Zoom academic lectures and/or record Zoom meetings to the media server.
If you are a law student with a teaching role and want to record a meeting but not have it go to the Law School's media server, change the meeting setting to 'local recording' during the meeting scheduling process.
For assistance with Law Zoom Accounts configured for teaching, contact the Office of Instructional Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Fall 2020, law students were given basic Zoom accounts and received an email to claim that account. Law students that claimed their Zoom account in the Fall, do not need to take any action. Your account will automatically be upgraded from a basic account to a licensed account.
Note: If you are a student assigned a teaching role, and previously had a licensed account there will be no changes to your account.
Contact Law IT at LawIT@law.gwu.edu
You are not required to use a licensed GW Law Zoom account to join class lectures.
Using your GW Law Zoom account, does help faculty track your class attendance and participation. Zoom meeting reports are generated using participants' Zoom account information. If you use your GW Law Zoom account, your name and @law email will appear on these reports. Additionally, your display name during the meeting will appear as the name associated with your @law email.
Faculty like to create predefined breakout rooms. To accomplish this, all students must log on to the Zoom with their GW Law Zoom account. Otherwise, you cannot be preassigned to a breakout room as the faculty do not have your personal Zoom account information.
Am I required to use my GW Law Zoom account to join a Zoom class lecture?
If I am attending class meetings by using the "Join Zoom" button on the portal course site, doesn't this indicate I am present for attendance purposes?
No. Zoom attendance reports list participants by the Zoom account information. If you use a a non-GW Law Zoom account, the attendance report lists whatever email and name is associated with that personal account.
All Zoom meeting links for your courses are hosted and managed by the MyLaw portal. Make sure you are signed into your Law School Google account prior to accessing your MyLaw portal or make sure you know your Law School credentials.
For the Spring 2021 semester, all students will have access to all course lecture recordings automatically through the MediaSpace portal. Please follow the directions below to access your courses.