Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw

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


  • Access: Spring graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2017. This ID also grants  access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Spring graduates have until June 30, 2017 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.  Redeem Points.
  • Graduate Home Page: In July, the spring 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, if you have any questions.


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 these products 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

If you have any questions, please contact the Account Manager, Samuel Berbano (

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,, if you have any questions.

Other databases:

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Summer Access for Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw

Summer Access to Lexis 

Access to Lexis will continue during the summer.  As long as you are registered for Lexis you do not have to do anything to continue using Lexis Advance this summer.  You may use Lexis for work or school during the summer.  In the fall, usage reverts back to academic use only.

Summer Access to Westlaw – NOTE THE CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR
You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:
• Summer coursework
• Research assistant assignments
• Law Review or Journal research
• Moot Court research
• Non-Profit work
• Clinical work
• Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer.


Bloomberg Law

Access to Bloomberg Law continues over the summer.  You may use your Bloomberg Law password for any purpose during the summer as well as year-round.  The court dockets and transactional resources may be particularly useful to those working at law firms over the summer.

Other databases accessible over the summer:

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Circulation and Fine Changes for OASP Study Aids and Audio CDs/Mp3s

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Friday, April 28, 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.

And don’t forget our ONLINE STUDY AIDS on Akron Law Digital ,     West Academic Study Aids and Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library. All three of these are linked from the 1L Study Aids Guide and the Upper Division Study Aids Guide. You will have no worries about fines when you use these great online resources.

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Free Snacks and Raffles – Library eStudyAid Table

The library is hosting a table on the first floor of the Law School to promote our digital study aids.  Stop by our table for free chips and water, and enter our drawing to win a $50 Starbucks gift card or one of two $25 Jimmy John’s gift cards.  The tables will be:

Monday, April 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The electronic study aids include:  Akron Law DigitalWest Academic Study Aids and Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library.

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Check Out a Laptop for up to a Week!

The laptops now have new circulation periods.  Laptops 1-5 will circulate for 24 hours and 6-10 will circulate for 7 days.

Please contact the library with any questions.

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