Summer use of Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

Law students: if you are taking classes this summer you can continue to use Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law to conduct class related research.  Lexis and Bloomberg Law also permit you to use your law school passwords to conduct research for your employers!   Westlaw has restrictions against using your law school Westlaw password.  See specific information below.

Lexis Advance – Unlimited Access this Summer
Use Lexis Advance for any purpose this summer, including work you perform at a law firm, corporation, government agency or law school.  For summer 2014, students’ access to Lexis Advance is automatic.  You do not have to do a special summer registration.  More information.

Bloomberg LawUnlimited Access this Summer
Access throughout law school, including during summer employment.  Your Bloomberg password stays active throughout the year.

Westlaw – Summer Restrictions Apply
1. You can use Westlaw during the summer for summer classes or another academic use.  You cannot use Westlaw to conduct research for a law firm, corporation or other entity that is paying you.  List of what is considered academic use.

2. You must extend your Westlaw password to continue your access this summer by filling out this Summer Extension form.  If you do not fill out this online form, your access to Westlaw will automatically be reduced to just two hours per month (June-July).

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For questions concerning proper use of your legal research passwords, please contact Lynn Lenart, llenart@uakron.edu , 330-972-6357.

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