Lexis and Westlaw Access for May 2023 Grads

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


Lexis+ IDs: Spring graduates have access to Lexis+ via their law school IDs through December 31, 2023, except for public records. This ID also grants access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Like previous years, spring graduates have until June 30, 2023 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
Graduate Home Page: On July 10, 2023, the spring graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from their current view to the graduate view. This new view will provide helpful information for their careers and job search. Grads will also be able to select a “Graduate Gift.”
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.


You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 6-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month.YOU MUST OPT IN TO GRAD ELITE Access:
1) Go to www.lawschool.tr.com; Log in; Use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status
2) Or Click on this link:  https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager Holly Rush at Holly.Rush@thomsonreuters.com.

If you come in person to the University of Akron Law Library there is free Westlaw Patron Access.

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@bloombergindustry.com, if you have any questions.

Other databases and access:

For free databases on the Internet, see United States Federal Law – Free Sources and Ohio Law – Free Sources.
Free Westlaw Patron Access when you come in person to the University of Akron Law Library.