Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Studying for the Bar -- Print Dollars Still Available.

Graduation has come and gone, new alumni's thoughts turn to studying for the July Bar.  Just wanted to make sure you know:  your print dollars from 2014-2015 are available for use through the end of July.   You may print from network printers both at the Law School and on Elon's Main Campus with print dollars.

Run out of print dollars, just replenish as before.  All print dollars for the Class of 2015 will expire after the Bar.

Good Luck and have FUN!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer & post-graduate access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

Lexis and Bloomberg Law permit unrestricted summer access to both continuing students and law graduatesWestlaw restricts summer access by students and graduates to specific purposes and requires those eligible to apply through their website.

2015 graduates

Lexis Advance
New graduates have access to their school Lexis Advance ID until December 31, 2015.
NEW ASPIRE ID! May 2015 graduates who will be working for a public interest organization (501(c)(3)) can apply for a free one year ASPIRE ID to access Lexis Advance online: http.//www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/. See application for confirmation requirements.
Bloomberg Law
Graduates have unrestricted access for 6 months after they graduate. 
Westlaw
May 2015 graduates may register for access through November 2015 here: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/gradelite.aspx

Continuing students

Lexis Advance 
Students have unlimited use of their Lexis Advance ID for academic, professional, and non-profit research, subject to the permission of their employer, with no additional registration.
Bloomberg
Students may use BLAW during their summer job with no restrictions.  Their access will still be based on their academic account, so docket access will continue to be free.  
Westlaw
Westlaw and WestlawNext will be provided to non-graduating law students participating in a qualifying summer activity:

  1. Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
  2. Law review and journal - including write-on competitions
  3. Research assistant
  4. Moot court
  5. Unpaid internship/externship
Eligible students must register through the “Request a Password Extension” banner located on the home page of the www.lawschool.westlaw.com site and agree to use their password for educational purposes. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

The ABA Wants YOU

Hello law students!  Guess what?  Membership to the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division is FREE!  Yes, that's right.  Free.

To join, simply navigate to the ABA website and click on the orange "Join Now" button.  Fill in your Elon email address (and additional information) and you will be on your way to being a student member of the ABA.

Students get great perks of membership, so make sure you take a look at the freebies.  Some examples are access to the ABA Job Board, writing competitions for fellowships, and member-only discounts.

Take advantage of this while you still have the opportunity!

NC Pattern Jury Instructions are back online for free!

Those of you that have mourned the loss of online North Carolina Pattern Jury instructions through the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and Fastcase can finally dry your tears.  The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Government now provides access to PDFs of the instructions and supplements through it's website.  Browse though the webpage to see what resources are now freely available online to you to help instruct those twelve people that decide your (potential) client's fate.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bloomberg Law posts summer and post-grad access policy

Bloomberg Law continues to provide unlimited and unrestricted summer access to law students and six months access to recent law graduates. As always, check with your employer for work-related use. Read the post here.