Summer and Post-Graduation use of Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law



For summers, Lexis offers students unlimited use of Lexis Advance for any research purpose, educational or commercial/job related. No additional steps are necessary for access besides registering your Lexis Advance ID (please contact the LRC reference desk if you need an ID).


Full access to Lexis for 6 months upon graduation through the Lexis Law School Graduate Program. Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may also sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program, which will permit further limited access to Lexis Advance for an additional 6 months.



Westlaw passwords will automatically remain active over the summer for a limited number of hours of research each month. Students can get full access over the summer if they have a valid educational need under one of the following provisions:

  • Summer School
  • School-Related Research Assignment
  • Moot Court Research
  • Law Review or Journal Research
  • Working as a Professor's Research Assistant
  • Non-Profit Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)
  • Unpaid Internship/Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)

If one of the above describes your summer activities, please apply to extend your full access at Westlaw's Password Extension page. If you take no action, your account will remain active but limited in the number of hours for June and July. Live Chat on WestlawNext will remain active throughout the summer.


Graduating students can extend access to Westlaw for 12 months.  More details will be forthcoming. Please note that this extension will be limited in the number of hours allowed per month. 

Bloomberg Law


Bloomberg Law accounts remain fully active over the summer for registered law students, including access for research conducted during summer employment (please contact the LRC reference desk if you need an ID).


Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for 6 months following graduation.


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