Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers   are known for getting substantial judgments in Court for victims of medical malpractice. We would like to help the future generation of medical malpractice lawyers with their education costs by offering an annual $500 scholarship. The scholarship will be based on an essay competition with a topic based on medical malpractice law.


  • The Scholarship opportunity is open to both undergraduate students wishing to go to law school sometime in the future and current graduate/law students. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate, graduate, or law school program.
  • All submissions should contain the authors name, address, phone number, current major and college
  • All entries must be emailed to  2024pittsburghscholarship@gmail.com
  • All entries must be in .pdf format
  • All submissions must be submitted by July 31, 2024.
  • Winner will be announced via our website on August 31, 2024.


How will medical malpractice law be affected by the increasing frequency of telemedicine? Will proving liability for malpractice become more difficult, easier, or remain unchanged? Explain.


  • Use a maximum of 1500 words.
  • Specifically answer the question(s) provided.
  • Use caselaw and online articles to support your answer.
  • Proper spelling, grammar, and citations should be used.
  • Any submissions will be scanned for plagiarism

More Information:

scholarship – Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers (pittsburgh-injury-lawyers.com)

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.

Summer Database Access for Continuing Law Students

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+ this summer.  You may use Lexis+ for work or school during the summer.  In the fall, usage reverts back to academic use only.

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 (either required for graduation or as part of a class)
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 our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager Holly Rush at Holly.Rush@thomsonreuters.com

Bloomberg Law

Access to Bloomberg Law continues over the summer.  You may use Bloomberg Law for any purpose during the summer as well as year-round.  You may access by creating your own account using your law school email address or via the law school VPN. The court dockets and transactional resources may be particularly useful to those working at law firms over the summer. Be aware of the per-person limits of 15,000 pages for dockets.

Other databases accessible over the summer:

Announcing the 2022-2023 American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

This year’s American Indian Law Review national writing competition is now welcoming papers from students at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada.  Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples.  Three cash prizes will be awarded: $1,500 for first place, $750 for second place, and $400 for third place.  Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook copy of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LexisNexis.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the American Indian Law Review has proudly served Native and legal communities since 1973.  Each year at this time we encourage law students nationwide to participate in this, the longest-running competition of its kind.  Papers will be judged by a panel of Indian law scholars and by the editors of the Review.

For further information on eligibility, entry requirements, and judging criteria, see the attached PDF rules sheet or the AILR writing competition website at https://law.ou.edu/ailr/wc.

AILR 2022-2023 National Writing Competition rules sheet