Continuing students will automatically have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required.
If continuing students are working for a firm or a for-profit organization, you should use the Westlaw account provided by your employer.
Graduating students can register for Westlaw's Westlaw Grad Elite program. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. Your post-graduation access will conclude at the end of the 18th month after your graduation date.
You must opt into Grad Elite access by logging on to West, use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status.
Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer for any purpose at school or at work, including any paid or unpaid legal work, though employers may prefer summer associates use a firm-provided ID for client work.
Graduating 3Ls will automatically have continued access to Lexis upon graduation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via our law school IDs through December 31, 2023.
Graduates who work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization can apply to the ASPIRE program. ASPIRE provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard's® Citation Service, and Matthew Bender® treatises.
Continuing students will have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. May 2023, graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law.
If you have access issues to those databases, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie.