Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

As summer approaches, many students and soon-to-be graduates wonder whether they will still have access to their favorite subscription databases over the summer.  Here is a summary of the access that will be offered during the summer of 2016:

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Continuing students will be able to extend their passwords over the summer for academic purposes, including school work, moot court, unpaid internship/externships, law review, and research assistant positions.  As long as the work is related to school or for school credit, a student can use their Westlaw account.  Students can extend their passwords here.

While students can use their academic accounts for the purposes listed above, if a student will be working for a firm or other organization they should use the Westlaw account provided to them by their employer.

Graduates will also be able to extend their passwords through the end of November for academic purposes and bar examination preparation.  Graduating students can extend their passwords at this page.

Lexis Advance

  • Lexis Advance Summer Access – All students have Full Access with their law school ID all summer. This includes BOTH academic use and work use (no restrictions). No need to register – full access is automatically provided.
  • Lexis Advance IDs: Spring 2016 graduates have full access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2016. This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • Spring Graduate New Home Page: On July 1st, Spring graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from its current appearance to the “graduate view”. This new view will provide helpful information for your careers and job search.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law offers students unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law over the summer and for 6 months following graduation.  No special registration is required.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding access to any of these services, please feel free to contact our account representatives:

Westlaw – Dennis Elverman (dennis.elverman@thomsonreuters.com)
LexisNexis – Jonnell Simpson (Jonnell.Simpson@lexisnexis.com)
Bloomberg Law – Valerie Carullo (vcarullo@bna.com)

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