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The West Education Network (TWEN)

The West Education Network (TWEN) is an online extension of the law school classroom. Using TWEN, students can access course materials, participate in class discussions, and exchange e-mail messages with instructors and classmates while at school or at home. To participate in TWEN students need a Westlaw password, which can be obtained from the Library. After you register your Westlaw password, you may access TWEN here. Students may find a syllabus and/or first assignment in various places. First assignments are posted on the bulletin board in the student lounge. Syllabi are generally available directly from the professors’ assistants. In addition, students may find first assignments and syllabi on TWEN. If you do not find anything on TWEN or the bulletin board, it is probably because the professor has not posted anything.

To familiarize yourself with TWEN, read the Student Guide to TWEN offered on the TWEN web site. If you've forgotten your Westlaw user name or password, click the forgot user name/password link on the sign-in screen for Westlaw. You may also contact Cynthia Pittson, Head of Reference Services, 914-422-4482 for help with TWEN. Please note: TWEN is not administered by Law ITS. For technical questions regarding TWEN, call (800) 486-4876 or send an e-mail message to

How to Add a TWEN Course

To add a TWEN course follow the following steps:

1. Click on the TWEN tab at the top of the Westlaw Home Page.
2. At the TWEN Welcome screen, click on the task bar to Drop/Add a Course.
3. A list of all the TWEN courses available at Pace will be listed.
4. Click ADD next to the name(s) of the course(s) in which you wish to enroll.
5. At the bottom of page, click Submit.

You are now able to view course materials.

How to remove identifying properties from a Microsoft® Word file before submitting it

If your professor is using anonymous grading, you should include only your identification number on your submissions. Please ensure that your name does not appear on the face of your work or in the file properties embedded within your submission. To remove identifying properties from a Microsoft® Word file, please follow these steps before submitting your work:

(WINDOWS) Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier versions:

  1. Open the Microsoft® Word file and click "Tools."
  2. Click "Options."
  3. Click the "Security" tab.
  4. Select "Remove any personal information from file properties on save."
  5. Click "OK."
  6. Save the document.

(WINDOWS) Microsoft Word 2007:

  1. Open the Microsoft® Word file and click the "Office" button (the Microsoft symbol in the top-left corner of the program)
  2. Point to "Prepare"
  3. Click "Inspect Document"
  4. In the "Document Inspector" dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected.
  5. Click "Remove All"
  6. Click "Close"
  7. Save the document.

(WINDOWS) Microsoft Word 2010:

See Preparing Your Paper for Anonymous Submission Using Microsoft Word 2010 - a two minute instructional video taking you step by step through the process of removing identifying properties from your paper using Microsoft Word 2010 on a PC.


  1. Go to Preferences
  2. Click on Security
  3. Select “Remove personally identifiable information from the file on save” and “Warn before printing, saving or sending a document that contains tracked changes or comments”.
  4. It may work to simply set Word 2008 on the mac to “remove personal information from this file on save” under Preferences in the Word menu, Personal Settings, Security, Privacy options. If you only wish to enforce the security measure on a final save it may be sufficient to select the “Warn before printing, saving, or sending a file that contains tracked changes or comments” check box.