Student Portal - Email, Cloud Storage, Course Materials, Personal Data   


Student Portal - Email, Cloud Storage, Course Materials, Personal Data, Compass Attendance Tracker

Seton Hall Law School provides all law students with access to our Student Portal to access important web-based resources such as Email and cloud storage (through Microsoft 365), course materials (Blackboard) and personal data (Banner). 

Accessing Our Portal through Web Browser and Mobile Apps

To access our portal, go to our law school homepage and click on the LawNet/Portal link at the top of the page.

At the login, enter your User Name and password...

User Name (also known as your short name):  This is usually an 8 letter code consisting of the first 6 letters of your LAST name and the first 2 of your FIRST name. If your last name is less than 6 letters, your code is your entire last name and as much of your first name as needed to reach 8 letters. (Ex: SMITHJOE for Joe Smith).  If your last and first name together do not consist of 8 letters, then use your entire last name and entire first name. (Ex. BELLJOE for Joe Bell).

Password: Your first time password is a pattern consisting of the first 4 letters of your last name in capital letters, then the last 4 digits of your student ID, then the ## sign. (Ex. SMIT0000##).  If your last name is 4 letters or less, use the first 2 letters of your last name and the first 2 letters of your first name in capital letters, then the last 4 digits of your student ID then the ## sign. (BEJO0000## for Joe Bell.

Our portal is also available on your tablet and mobile device by installing the OKTA app.  In your device's App store, search "OKTA" to locate the appropriate app, and then download and install.  When prompted add our server location of ""...

Loading OKTA plugins for Your Browser  (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

Once inside our Portal, you will be prompted to download and install a plug-in for your browser.  This plug-in is required for the single sign-on feature of OKTA to work.  You only have to download and install the plug-in once... for each browser. 

Accessing Email/Cloud Storage Through Microsoft Office 365  Office365

Once inside our Portal, click the Office 365 icon to launch the Microsoft Outlook web app to view your email and other web offerings. Your SHU Law email address is your first name, then a period, then your last name ( Cloud storage is also available through Office 365 by clicking the Onedrive link in the upper toolbar.

Accessing Course Materials through BlackboardBlackboard

Once logged into our Portal, you can reach your courses and course materials by clicking the Blackboard icon. Blackboard will then launch and show your current courses and other course details. A separate Blackboard app is also available for your tablet and mobile device. When configuring these apps, choose "Seton Hall University" for your school and complete the install process with your login code and password.

Accessing Personal Data through LawNet - Banner Self Servicelawnet

Once inside our Portal, you may review and update your personal information (address, phone number, etc.), view class schedules, grades, holds, and Financial Aid Information by clicking on the LawNET icon.  Once inside LawNET, choose the My Info tab and locate the information you wish to view under either the Banner Self-Service or Personal Information channels.

Law School Announcements and Events are also available under the Main Deck tab...

Need Help? Contact our Lawhelpdesk at 973-642-8017 or email

Accessing Attendance Tracking through Compass   Compass


Once inside our Portal, you can track your class attendance using Compass.  Just click the Compass icon and your current courses will appear listed by Class Name and Professor, with a column to the right showing the number of absences to the date of the last recorded classroom attendance sheet.  Click on the number in the Absence column to see your full attendance record, remembering to scroll down to see the last posted recording date.  

Please note that the recorded attendance in Compass is NOT TO DATE, but rather ONLY TO THE DATE LISTED IN THE ATTENDANCE RECORD VIEW  (about 1 to 2 weeks behind).  

Make sure to scroll down on the attendance view to see the last date posted and then add in any absences since that date to determine your current number of absenses.

For more information, please see our Compass attendance tracking page ->