Dear Students:

I am writing because I hear you are experiencing issues with your new Gmail accounts, relating in particular to email forwarding.

As with any technology questions you may have, in the first instance you should feel free to contact the Law School’s IT Helpdesk. Our IT staff are on hand to assist you with email and, while Gmail is provided through central IT, we are able to give guidance on a number of aspects of the system, passing along your inquiry to Central IT as appropriate.

In parallel, and with the University’s migration to Google Apps complete, now is also a good time to remind you that all law school email communication will be sent to you using your email address only, and that you are responsible for checking your account on a regular basis. Such communications may include important announcements, essential notices, and materials pertaining to your courses, registration, career services, and graduation among many others.

Please note that the email address is the official address of record for all Law School students, faculty, and staff.

We recognize that the University’s decision to prohibit auto-forwarding of one’s SCU email to another email account is cumbersome. While we have begun a conversation with University IT on this point, it is unlikely that the situation will change.

If you would like to provide feedback to central IT about the move to Google, please use the following page:

Details of Law School IT assistance, and how to avail yourselves of it, may be found at the following web site:

Best wishes for a successful Spring Semester,


John Davie, Assistant Dean

Law Technology & Academic Computing