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Password Information

Passwords: The Law Library provides students with LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law passwords for educational purposes only.   Passwords will be available from the companies’ representatives during training sessions, or from the student representatives. Representatives will be either at a table near the Circulation Desk in the Main Reading Room, or at the desk outside Lenley Computer Lab.

Registering or updating your Westlaw Registration Key, and Bloomberg Law and LexisNexis Activation Codes:  Follow the instructions on the password form or link to the sites from JULIUS. Passwords must be registered or updated before they are functional.

Summer Access

I.                    LEXIS

LEXIS ADVANCE  is available all summer for law students.  Lexis has announced  that your law school Lexis Advance ID will remain active during the summer and that you will have unlimited access to the content available to you in law school to be used for your academic, as well as any summer associate or internship/clerkship purposes.

Whether working in a firm, government agency, any of the courts, or brushing up on your cost effective research skills, you will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance.   In other words,  for the months of June, July and August, we are expanding the permissible uses of your law school Lexis Advance ID to include use by you in these programs, including all research or other work you perform for the firm, agency, or court. You simply need to be registered for Lexis Advance.

Registering for Summer Access

 *   If you're already a registered Lexis Advance user, you don't need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Your current ID is all you need.
 *   If you aren't a registered Lexis Advance user yet (or aren't sure),  contact Nadjia Bailey  (nadjia.bailey@lexisnexis.com)

Graduating 3Ls and LLMs, can register for one of our Graduate Program IDs that will extend their access beyond graduation. To learn more, visit www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access.




II.                  BLOOMBERG LAW
Bloomberg Law provides unlimited and unrestricted access over the summer. Your student account will remain active and available all summer. And, you can use it without restrictions. If you are graduating, you have unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation



III.                 WESTLAW

3Ls - Recent Graduates: Recent graduates can have 60 hours of Westlaw per month through November to prepare for the bar and hone their research skill if they register for our Graduate Elite Program by logging on to lawschool.westlaw.com and clicking on the banner.

 If a student does not register for the Graduate Elite Program their passwords will only have access to a limited set of Job Search Databases for 1 year.

Summer Access

Summer access is available for 1Ls and 2Ls for the following purposes:

*             Summer law school classes

*             Moot Court

*             Project for a Professor

*             Law Review and Journal Work

*             Unpaid internship/externship or pro bono work required for graduation.

Students must register their passwords for summer access by logging on to lawschool.westlaw.com and clicking on the banner.

Students cannot use their passwords for work as a Summer Associate in a law firm or corporation or work in a Government entity or in any circumstance they are paid or receive a stipend.

      
     

    Training

    Training: Student LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law representatives will keep scheduled office hours throughout the year outside Lenley Computer Lab and at a table near the Circulation Desk in the Main Reading Room to answer questions and provide refresher training sessions.   Representatives will follow this schedule for the Circulation Desk table:  LexisNexis on Mondays and Tuesdays; Westlaw on Wednesdays; Bloomberg Law on Thursdays and Fridays.


    Representatives

    Westlaw:

    Account Manager is Stefanie Efrati (stefanie.efrati@thomsonreuters.com). 

    Student Representatives: Clint Bergstrom, Heidi Choe, Jordan Chisolm, Kylie Barbosa and Randall Thomas

    You can also call the free Westlaw hotline for free help 24/7 at 1-800-850-9378

    Lexis:

    Representative is Nadjia Bailey  (nadjia.bailey@lexisnexis.com)

    Student Representatives: Andrew Neidhardt, Joe Tevelowitz, Chelsea Goulet, and Terron Ferguson

    You can also call Customer Support at 1-800-543-6862

    Bloomberg Law:

    Representative: Eric Malinowski (emalinowski@bna.com  )

    You can also call Customer Support 24/7 at 1-888-560-BLAW

    To register for access go to:

    www.bloomberglaw.com/activate   and follow the on-screen prompts to register.  You will need to enter contact information, including your  .edu  law school email address.

        
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