Winter Grads: Post-Graduation Access for Lexis, Westlaw, etc.

You still have access to these great databases for some time after graduation!

LexisNexis

  • Access: Winter graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through July 31, 2018. This ID also grants  access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Winter graduates have until January 31, 2018 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • Graduate Home Page: In February, the winter graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from the current view to the graduate view. This new view will provide helpful information for your career and job search. It will also award you a graduation gift of your choice of several LexisNexis products.
  • Aspire Program:  Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program for extended access to some items.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com, if you have any questions.

Westlaw

You have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on Westlaw per-month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1-hour a month. Extend access by logging into www.lawschool.westlaw.com

If you have any questions, please contact the Account Manager, Samuel Berbano (samuel.berbano@thomsonreuters.com)

Bloomberg Law

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.  Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Terry Stedman, tstedman@bna.com, if you have any questions.

Other databases:

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Library Quiet Area and Collaboration Area

As we approach reading week and finals, be aware that the third floor of the library is a quiet area.  The second floor of the library is a collaboration zone, where talking is permitted.  Please be respectful of others and choose your study area according to your needs.  Feel free to let the staff know if there is a problem.

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New Study Room Sign Out Procedure

Starting Thursday, November 30:

  • All study rooms will need to be reserved and checked out at the Library Circulation desk. The panels outside the doors will show the schedule and whether the room is in use.
  • Study rooms can be reserved for four hours.
  • Study rooms can only be scheduled one day in advance due to high demand during finals.
  • Only the person(s) listed on the reservation form will be allowed to check-out the key to the study room.
  • Late fees will be enforced for study room keys, course books and study aids during reading days and the final exam period.
  • When the building closes at 7:00pm the keys will need to be surrendered and study rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis. When the library opens again at 7:00am, the rooms will need to be reserved.

Please only reserve a study room if you plan to study in a group.

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Westlaw Training Sessions by our Westlaw Rep

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Sam Berbano, our Westlaw Rep will be at the Law School to answer all your Westlaw questions! He will do two training sessions, one at 3:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Both of these are in Room 281. RSVP at https://goo.gl/YqNZDx. Free pizza for the first 30 RSVPs.

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Lexis Ebook Training Session -Pizza and up to 500 Points!

This Wednesday, October 11th a special guest speaker, Anders Brooks will be visiting Akron.  He is a Digital Media Consultant for Lexis and will be giving a live demonstration of the LexisNexis Digital Library (Akron Law Digital) which is available to all students for free through the Akron Library website. Akron Law Digital contains many Lexis study aids, including the Questions and Answers and Understanding Series, plus many other resources. Everyone who attends can earn 400 Lexis Points plus the first 20 students who log in and borrow an eBook at the event or within a week, will earn an additional 100 Lexis Reward Points.

Plus, there will be pizza.

The presentation will take place at 12:20 pm in Room 281. It will end by 12:45pm.  YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND AND BRING YOUR LAPTOP.  To register, log onto www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool and click on the “trainings at your schools” to find the registration link.  Register soon, space is limited.

Come learn more about these great resources, have some lunch and earn some points too!  If you have questions or need anything Lexis-related, just email me or call/text Jennifer Durkin (our Lexis Rep.)  at 216-744-3690.

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