Summer Access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg for Continuing Students

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 

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, 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. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.

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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Law Database Access for Graduates

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

LexisNexis

  • Lexis Advance IDs: Spring graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2019. This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Like previous years, spring graduates have until June 30, 2019 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • Graduate Home Page: On July 6, 2019, 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.” This year’s gifts are LexisNexis eBooks and online subscriptions for Lexis Practice Advisor, Lexis for Microsoft Office, and Law360.
  • 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 can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView
  • West LegalEdCenter -one-year, no CLE

Extend access by logging into http://www.lawschool.westlaw.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:

West Academic Study Aids Desktop App Now Available!

Students, take advantage of the new update to West Academic’s Study Aids subscription!  Not only are your study aids available through West Academic’s website, they’re also available through the West Academic Library App (available for free) and newly added West Academic Desktop App.  The Desktop App allows you to download and read any available titles offline on your desktop or laptop.

Check out the linked flyer for more information:  Online Study Aids – Winter Update

If you haven’t already downloaded the mobile Library App to your phone, here are some instructions: Online Study Aids Mobile App

Happy studying!

Law Library Position for Law Students – apply today!

This reference associate position is open to any student that has completed LARW I and II by the end of Fall semester 2018.  Deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018.  The student should be available to start by the week of January 14, 2019, although the student could potentially work over Winter break if they are available.

The Law Library Reference Associate should be available for an average of  7.5-10 hours per week during Spring semester and must be available to work one weekday evening (specifically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  A permanent weekly schedule will be set up at the beginning of each semester.  Once the semester schedule is established, the Law Library Associate is responsible for the hours assigned to them.  The student may continue employment in the Summer and in subsequent semesters.

The Law Library Associate will be compensated $10/hour. The Law Library Associate is supervised by a dual-degreed librarian (JD, MLS) who will provide reference training.

Duties include providing informational, directional, reference and research assistance to Law Library patrons.  The Associate will also have circulation duties include answering the phone, answering directional questions, and checking out library materials.  The Law Library Associate will also assist the reference librarians with teaching functions, faculty research projects, creation and maintenance of online library guides, and other projects.

Those interested in applying should email a current resume, your GPA, and your LARW grades to Sue Altmeyer (saltmeyer@uakron.edu) by December 17, 2018 .

New Westlaw Drafting Tools

Akron Law students, faculty and staff have access to these time-saving drafting tools:

Drafting Assistant Essential – Upload your document (such as a brief) and automatically Keycite all the cases cited, check citation format, hyperlink citations and automatically build a table of authorities!

Westlaw Doc & Form Builder – Find current forms,  type in answers to questions and voila! your document is created! It even saves client data for future use.