Information on summer access to Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Westlaw for members of the Classes of 2018 & 2019:
LEXIS has no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password.
BLOOMBERG LAW has no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password.
WESTLAW requires that you extend your password for the summer to have full access to Westlaw. If you don’t extend your password, you will only have access to Westlaw for 10 hours in June and 10 hours in July.
WESTLAW Summer password extension is available only if a student has a permissible academic use for the password this summer (a summer associate position is not considered a permissible use). Permissible uses include:
- Summer classes / study abroad
- Law review and journal
- Moot court
- Research assistant positions
- Unpaid internships / externships — for which you will receive class credit
Access for the Class of 2017 (May Graduates):
LEXIS provides full access to students graduating in May 2017 for six months through the Lexis Law School Graduate Program. Graduates working for a public interest organization may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program, which permits job-related access to Lexis Advance for the duration of the public interest work.
BLOOMBERG LAW allows access to graduating students for six months after graduation. You do not need to do anything to extend your access.
WESTLAW allows graduating students to extend access while studying for the bar by registering for its Grad Program. Registered May graduates will retain access to Westlaw for a limited number of hours through November. Graduates will also retain access to a number of career-related databases for 18 months following graduation.