Summer Access to Library Resources

By Stephen Wolfson

1. Bloomberg Law

All non-graduating student will have access to Bloomberg Law throughout the summer. You don’t need to do anything to extend your access and you can use Bloomberg Law as normal. Graduating students will have access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation. You also do not need to do anything to maintain your access.  If you have any questions about Bloomberg Law access, email Jennifer L. Gauthier at jgaulthier@bloomberglaw.com. 

2. LexisNexis 

All non-graduating students have access throughout the summer without any restrictions. Graduating students will have access to their student IDs through December 2019. If you have any questions about LexsNexis access, email Brittany Conklin at brittany.conklin@lexisnexis.com 

3. Westlaw  

Westlaw’s summer/graduating student access is a bit different than Bloomberg and LexisNexis. Read below to see what they offer.  

Westlaw Summer Policy for all returning students: 

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build 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 
  • You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. 

Westlaw for graduating students:   

Grad Elite – Practice Ready School 

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60 hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes.  

These tools include: 

  • Westlaw 
  • Practical Law 
  • Practical Law Connect 
  • Drafting Assistant Essential 
  • Doc and Form Builder 
  • ProView 
  • West LegalEdCenter -one-year, no CLE  

You should see a pop up when you sign on to lawschool.westlaw.com or click on the below direct link- https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite 

If you have any questions about Westlaw access, email Sue Moore at sue.moore@thomsonreuters.com. 

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