Access to Summer Resources

By Endia Sowers Paige

All law students have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer.
Bloomberg Law does not have any use restrictions, so you are not only allowed to use Bloomberg Law during your summer employment, but are encouraged to do so.
Additionally, for the 3Ls who will be graduating and studying for the bar, you have access to your Bloomberg Law accounts for an additional 6 months after graduation.
Email Tara Jackson at with any questions.

Your Lexis ID will automatically extend for the summer. You do not need to do anything to have access over the summer months.
You are welcome to use your Lexis ID for school research, intern or externships, or at firms, (including paid positions).
Graduating 3Ls will have access until after the bar.  They also have the option to extend for 6 months afterwards.
3L Lexis Points expire on June 30th.
Email Mark Thompson at with any questions.

Returning students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build your confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school.

Graduating students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduating. Your ‘Grad Elite’ access gives you 60 hours of usage per month. These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practice Point
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder

Email Sue Moore at with any questions.

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