Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer LexisNexis and Westlaw Access

Summer / Bar Study Access to LexisNexis and Westlaw

The Elon University Law Library provides LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords to Elon Law students for educational use only. For this reason, LexisNexis and Westlaw restrict students' access to these passwords during the summer and after graduation. Both vendors provide limited access during the summer for Continuing Students and after graduation for the Class of 2011 see information below for access rules:

Continuing Students:

Both LexisNexis and Westlaw will restrict access beginning at the end of May. All students will have 2 hours of online access per month. There are some exceptions to this policy, you must register for summer extension to be allowed additional access. See below for a summary of the access policies by Vendor


Access will be extended for those students involved in the following activities:
Summer law school classes
Law Review and Journal work
Projects for professor
Unpaid non-profit public interest internship/externship or pro bono work required for graduation*

*Passwords may NOT be used for research for law firms, government agencies, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework.

Click here to register for Westlaw Summer Access.


Academic purposes include, but are not limited to:
· Summer course preparation and assignments
· Research associated with Moot Court, Law Review, or Law Journal
· Research associated with pursuing a grant or scholarship
· Service as a paid or unpaid research assistant to a professor
· An internship, externship or clinic position for school credit or graduation requirement
· Research skill improvement for educational purposes

“Academic purposes” do not include research conducted for a law firm, corporation, or other entity (other than a professor or law school) that is paying the student to conduct research, or that is passing along the cost of research to a third party. These are deemed “commercial purposes.”

Click here to register for LexisNexis Summer Access

Class of 2011 Summer Bar Access

Both LexisNexis and Westlaw are allowing students to extend their passwords while studying for the bar. You must extend your passwords prior June 1st to be eligible for this program.

Click here to register for LexisNexis Bar Study Access

Click here to register for Westlaw Bar Study Access.

Rewards points

Westlaw rewards expire 30 days after graduation; please remember to cash your rewards in prior to this time.

LexisNexis rewards expire on July 31, 2011; please remember to cash your rewards in prior to this date.

Don’t have enough points to get anything you want, remember that both systems allow you to donate your points to charity.

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