Thursday, April 28, 2016

Access to LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law and Westlaw over the summer.

If you are NOT graduating in May:
LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law both have no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password. You can use both of these resources in the course of paid employment over the summer.
Westlaw requires that you extend your password for the summer to have full access to Westlaw. If you don’t extend your password, you will only have access to Westlaw for 10 hours in June and 10 hours in July.
Summer password extension is available only if a student has a permissible academic use for the password this summer (a summer associate position is not considered a permissible use). Permissible uses include:
·         Summer classes / study abroad
·         Law review and journal, including write-on competitions
·         Moot court
·         Research assistant positions
·         Unpaid internships / externships
Information on access to Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Westlaw for students who ARE graduating in May:
Lexis gives full access to students graduating in May 2016 for six months through the Lexis Law School Graduate Program. Graduates working for a public interest organization may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program, which permits job-related access to Lexis Advance for twelve months.
Bloomberg Law allows access to graduating students for six months after graduation. You do not need to do anything to extend your access.
Westlaw allows graduating students to extend access while studying for the bar by registering for its Grad Program. Registered May graduates will retain access to Westlaw for a limited number of hours through November. Graduating students who do not register for the Grad Program will have their access limited to the West Legal Directory.