Printing to the free Westlaw stand-alone printers is no longer available

WestlawNext users only have an option to print to their attached printers or to the Law School’s network printers.   You can print as PDF or in a word processor format.

In Westlaw Classic, the Westlaw printer icon (on the right) shows but will not print to the Westlaw printer.  To print from Westlaw Classic:

  1. Use the left Quick Print icon to send prints to the attached printer or Law School’s network printers.
  2. You can use the right printer icon but make sure to select “attached printer” from the drop down option in the print box.

Other Options
There are new features in WestlawNext that should help you transition from paper to a more ‘green’ digital world.  Electronic file sharing is common in law firms so developing good habits now as a law student helps in preparing you for the work world.

Use folders to save all your work and easily share with fellow Akron law students or faculty. Your folders are located in WestlawNext in the upper right corner.  Your saved material in the folders is automatically updated by Westlaw and always reflects current law.  There is no limit in the number of documents you can save in your folders.

Instructions: for Saving to a Folder  or Folder Sharing.

Don’t worry if you forget to save your research in a folder.  Your research history is automatically saved for one year; including all document views and searches.  You can also search within your history or use filters to find specific documents.

Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, 330-972-6357,