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W/L/B Summer/Grad/Externship Access

Pro Bono & Externship should be updated in September

Summer Access should be updated in March

 

Special Database Access Info (Updated 09-06-23)

Pro Bono Work

West - Students may conduct research related to a pro bono program where:

· The pro bono program is required for graduation (even if no academic credit is given)

· The students are not being paid for the work

· No profit is being realized from the work

Lexis+ - Students may conduct research related to a pro bono program where:

· The pro bono program is required for graduation (even if no academic credit is given)

· The students are not being paid for the work

· No profit is being realized from the work

· For more info/questions: https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/terms/educational.page

Bloomberg - Students may use their Bloomberg accounts for pro bono research with a caveat prohibiting abusive use or copyright infringement. The $1500 annual limit on docket requests still applies, as well as the institutional-wide limit when you are working at an externship.

Externships

West - Students may use their passwords to conduct research related to externships where:

· The externship is for academic credit

· The work performed may not be billed, and is conducted in an academic environment

· The student will not be paid for the work

Lexis+ - Students may use their passwords to conduct research related to externships where:

· The externship is for academic credit

· The work performed may not be billed, and is conducted in an academic environment

· The student will not be paid for the work

· For more info/questions: https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/terms/educational.page

Bloomberg - Students may use their Bloomberg accounts for externships with a caveat prohibiting abusive use or copyright infringement. The $1500 annual limit on docket requests still applies, as well as the institutional-wide limit when you are working at an externship.

Summer/Grad

Lexis+ Summer Access (03-28-23)

Students automatically receive access to Lexis+ with their law school IDs during the summer – May, June, and July. Students do not have to take any action to gain access. Their law school IDs can be used for any purpose over the summer, but students should check with their employers first. 

Lexis+ Grad Access (03-28-23)

The Spring 2023 Graduate Program provides recent law school graduates extended access to Lexis+ and a customized version of the Law School Home Page with graduate specific content. Spring graduates have access to Lexis+ via their law school IDs for six months after graduation. This access can be used for any purpose.  Spring graduates have access to most of the same content and features available during law school, excluding public records, Law 360, Practical Guidance, and LMO. This ID also grants spring graduates access to the Graduate Home Page.

They will also receive their choice of graduation gift. Graduates can select a “Graduation Gift” on their new Graduate view of the home page. Gifts choices include:

  • Intelligize (6-month from date of redemption)
  • Law360 (6-month from date of redemption)
  • Practical Guidance (6-month from date of redemption)
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office (6-month from date of redemption)
  • One of 13 LexisNexis eBooks

The ASPIRE program is dedicated to graduates engaged in non-profit work. It provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s, and Matthew Bender treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. 

Westlaw Edge Summer Access (03-28-23)

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw®, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.

Westlaw Edge Grad Access:

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes.

These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView
  • On Demand eLearnings and Tutorials

YOU MUST OPT IN TO GRAD ELITE Access (and can do so in one of two ways):
1) Go to www.lawschool.tr.com, and, after logging on, use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status
2) Or Click on this link: https://lawschool.thomsonreuters.com/grad-elite-status/

 

 

Bloomberg Summer Access (2023) - Law students have full access through the summer. No action is necessary to extend or enable summer access. Students can use their access for any purpose, including work related research tasks.

Bloomberg Grad Access (2023) - Graduates will have uninterrupted access to BLAW for 6 months after graduation.