Friday, August 9, 2013

Can I use my password to do research for . . . ?

This is a perpetual question we hear from students.  Below is a summary of the current policies for the four systems to Elon students have access to:
 
LexisNexis
 
Students may use their LexisNexis Law School Educational ID academic purposes. Academic purposes include:
·         class preparation and assignments
·         research associated with moot court or law review/law journal
·         service as a research assistant to a professor (either paid or unpaid)
·         an unpaid internship, externship or clinic for school credit

Academic purposes do not include research conducted for a law firm, corporation or other entity that is paying the student to conduct research. This is considered to be a commercial purpose not educational. 
 
Westlaw
 
Students may use Westlaw for educational purposes directly related to student's coursework at Law School or for bar preparation purposes ("Educational Purposes"). Any other use, including any use in connection with student's employment outside of the Law School and any Student internship or externship, is not allowed.
 
Bloomberg Law
 
Students may use their passwords for any purpose they choose, including paid work for outside entities.
 
Fastcase

Students may use their passwords for any purpose they choose, including paid work for outside entities.
 
 

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