As the Spring semester comes to a close, students often ask if they can use their Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg accounts over the summer. Here’s a breakdown of how the three systems will handle summer and post graduate use by law students in 2014:
Westlaw: You can request a password extension if you are (1) attending summer law school classes or participating in study abroad (2) employed as a research assistant (3) participating in moot court, or (4) have an unpaid internship or externship (provided you are not being paid for your research and your employer is not being paid for Westlaw research you conduct for your employer). If you don’t request a password extension, you will be limited to 40 hours of access during the months of June and July. To request a password extension, click here. Graduating students’ passwords expire 6 months after graduation.
LexisNexis: No registration for summer access is required if you already have a registered Lexis Advance ID; students have unlimited use of legal and news content for work OR academic purposes. Graduating 3Ls may register for one of our Graduate Program IDs that will extend your access beyond graduation until December 31, 2014. To learn more, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/.
Bloomberg Law: All registered students will have unlimited Bloomberg access during summer for academic OR work purposes. Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.