Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

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

2014 graduates

Lexis Advance
Graduates have access to their school Lexis Advance ID until the end of August.
Bloomberg Law
Graduates have unrestricted access for 6 months after they graduate. 
May 2014 graduates have 60 hours of access to academic content each month from June-November, have access to job search content on Westlaw for 18 months after graduation, and may register for a password extension to prepare for the bar exam.

Continuing students

Lexis Advance
Students may use their school Lexis Advance ID for school and job-related research, subject to the permission of their employer.
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 and WestlawNext will be provided to non-graduating law students participating in a qualifying summer activity:
·         Summer Law School Classes
·         Law Review or Journal work
·         Project for a professor
·         Moot Court
·         Pro-bono work required for graduation
·         Unpaid/non-profit public interest internship/externship (except
Eligible students must register through the “Request a Password Extension” banner located on the home page of the site and agree to use their password for educational purposes.