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Summer & Graduate Access to Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw

April 17, 2017

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Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw have summer and post-graduation access provisions. Read more below to see if you qualify, and find out how to register for summer or post-graduation access.


Continuing Students

Continuing students have full access to Bloomberg Law during the summer with no restrictions on use.

Graduating Students

Graduating students retain access for 6 months after graduation. You do not need to register for an extension. Questions? Contact our Bloomberg Law account manager, Terry Stedman, at


Continuing Students

Every student with a registered Lexis Advance ID will automatically have summer access and can use Lexis Advance for educational and commercial purposes.

Graduating Students

Graduating 3Ls’ Lexis student IDs will expire at midnight on June 30 and automatically turn into a graduate ID, which will be active until Dec 31, 2017. Information about the program is available here. Questions? Contact our LexisNexis representative, Megan McCombs Hays, at


Continuing Students

L&C Law students may use Westlaw during the summer, as long as it relates to one or more of the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law review or journal research
  • Moot court research
  • Non-profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by L&C

Note: Passwords may NOT be used for your work for law firms, government agencies, corporations, or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework. 


Graduating Students

Graduating 3Ls/LLMs may register through the Grad Elite program to continue to use WestlawNext for 18 months after graduation. Grad Elite gives you access to Westlaw, Practical Law, and Practice Ready solutions for 60 hours per month with no restrictions on use, including for professional and commercial purposes. May graduates should receive an email about how to register. Questions? Check out the Grad Elite information page or contact our Westlaw Account Manager, Stephanie Zoet, at



Legal Research Databases

Even if you cannot use your Westlaw password this summer, don’t forget about our many other databases. All of our BNA publications, RIA and CCH Tax libraries, HeinOnline’s many libraries, and law review databases, and many more remain available to you.

All are welcome to use these databases on campus via your own computer, or the public computers in the law library. Plus, continuing students may access all of these databases via our off-campus links.

For more information or with any questions please contact a Boley reference librarian.