Summer and New Graduate Access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

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WestlawNext
Continuing students can extend their passwords for use over the summer for academic purposes only.  These purposes include: summer law school classes, law review & journal work, projects for a professor, moot court, and unpaid non-profit public interest internship/externship (or pro bono) work required for graduation.  Non-permissible uses include any work for a law firm or other for-profit employer.  To extend your password, go to https://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.aspx.

For new graduates, Westlaw has a Grad Elite program which extends access for academic and bar examination preparation purposes through November 30, 2015.  New graduates will need to fill out the Grad Survey to extend their access, and the extension has an overall cap of 60 hours of use through the end of November.  To register, log in at lawschool.westlaw.com and select the appropriate extension banner.

Lexis Advance
Continuing students may use their Lexis Advance accounts without restrictions over the summer.  No additional registration is required. 

For new graduates, Lexis has a Graduate ID program which provides graduating students with access to Lexis Advance for bar review and job search purposes through December 31, 2015.  In addition, Lexis has an ASPIRE programs for students doing public interest work (through a verifiable 501(c)(3)), which provides graduating students with access to Lexis Advance through September 30, 2016.  To register for either program, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/.

Bloomberg Law
Continuing students may use their Bloomberg Law accounts without restrictions over the summer.  No additional registration is required. 

New graduates may use their Bloomberg Law accounts for six (6) months following their graduation.  No additional registration is required.

Have Questions?  Just Ask!
If you have any questions about summer or new graduate access to these platforms, do not hesitate to ask!  We are happy to help.  You may reach a member of the law library’s reference team by chat (via the law library website), by email (refdesk.lawlib@uconn.edu), or by phone (860.570.5068).

Have a great summer!

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Catherine Dunn
Head of Reference Services,UConn Law

As head of reference services, Catherine oversees the day-to-day operations of the reference department in the Law Library, which provides reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the UConn School of Law, as well as members of the public and legal community. She also teaches the Advanced Legal Research course for upper-level students at the Law School.