Post-Graduation Use of Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law

Lexis Advance

Graduating students automatically have access to Lexis Advance through the end of December 2015.  Just continue to use the same username and password you used in law school while you study for the bar exam, research employers and prepare to start your career. You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment.   Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program. This program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service and Matthew Bender treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com, if you have any questions.

 

WestlawNext

Graduating students can extend access for 6 months after graduation by registering for Grad Elite at https://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/gradelite.aspx.  Registered graduates will retain full Westlaw access for 60 hours through November 30, 2015.  If you fail to extend your password you are restricted to 10 hours per month and it will expire in August.  All graduates will also automatically retain access to lawschool.westlaw.com and a number of career-related databases for 18 months following graduation.  Please contact our West Academic Account Manager, Brooke Stokke, at brooke.stokke@thomsonreuters.com, if you have any questions.

 

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, Chris Bartkowski, at cbartkowski@bna.com, if you have any questions.

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Summer use of Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law

Lexis Advance:  All Students – All Access – All Summer

Lexis offers law students unlimited use of Lexis Advance for any research purpose, educational or commercial/job related. No additional steps are necessary for summer access.  You do not have to register for this access.  Summer access is available from the date spring classes end through the date fall classes begin.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com, if you have any questions.

 

WestlawNext – Summer Restrictions Apply

WestlawNext accounts will automatically remain active over the summer for a limited number of hours of research each month. Students can get full access over the summer if they have a valid educational need under one of the following provisions:

  • Summer School
  • School-Related Research Assignment
  • Moot Court Research
  • Law Review or Journal Research
  • Working as a Professor’s Research Assistant
  • Non-Profit Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)
  • Unpaid Internship/Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)

If one of the above describes your summer activities, please apply to extend your full access at Westlaw’s Password Extension page. If you take no action, your account will remain active but limited in the number of hours for June and July.  Please contact our West Academic Account Manager, Brooke Stokke, at brooke.stokke@thomsonreuters.com, if you have any questions.

Bloomberg Law – Unlimited Summer Access 

Student Bloomberg Law accounts remain fully active over the summer for registered law students, including access for research conducted during summer employment.  Students can use their Bloomberg Law accounts anywhere, anytime, and for any purpose.  There are no academic use restrictions associated with law student Bloomberg Law accounts. Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Chris Bartkowski, at cbartkowski@bna.com, if you have any questions.

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OASP and Sum & Substance – Circulation and Fine Changes for Finals

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Friday, April 24, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed. Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

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Food for Fines Drive March 16- April 5

Did you return a book a little late? Forgot what time your laptop was due? Your chance to pay off those charges and help a good cause began Monday, March 16. University Libraries and the Law Library will sponsor their semiannual Food for Fines drive for the Akron-Canton Food Bank.
You can bring in nonperishable food items to pay for your fines. One food item equals one dollar toward your fines, and there is no limit on the number of items you may bring in. This offer cannot be used to pay for billed or lost items.
Through April 5, you may drop off the food donations at the Circulation desk in the Law Library.

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New Procedure for Changing Your Westlaw Password

If you missed the deadline for changing your Westlaw Password you can go to http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/support/onepass

and follow the instructions posted there.   If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Passmore (Law 248, pkyle@uakron.edu, 330-972-6352), email Brooke Stokke at brooke.stokke@thomsonreuters.com, or call 1-800-850-WEST(9378).

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