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Last Updated: Apr 1, 2024 4:26 PM


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Vendor Policy for Summer Access 2023


Summer Access Details - For Returning Students:
Your Lexis ID stays on automatically (no need to register, can be used for any purpose during summer—work or academic use—for unlimited hours).

Lexis+  Details - For Graduating Students:
Your Lexis ID stays on automatically through 12/31/2024; use for any purpose:

  • studying for the bar
  • working
  • sharpening skills
  • researching employers

Note: graduating students must spend their Lexis points by 6/30/24; Starting 7/1/24, any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via the Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit the Lexis ASPIRE program link for details on either of these offers.

Questions? Please contact UB's Lexis Representative, Celine Conway <>

Short video: Lexis+ Summer and Graduate Access (1 min. 01 sec.)

Lexis+ Resources



  • Lexis Practical Guidance Resources:

                   Lexis+ Practical Guidance Summer Survival Guide (from law firm authors)

                   Lexis+ Practical Guidance SEARCH: Summer Associate Resource Kit

                   Lexis+ Practical Guidance SEARCH: First Year Associate

  • Prepare to Practice – Summer
    On-demand training, tips and resources for prospective summer associates
    • Learn Practice Area Research
      Prepare to Practice Webinars
      2021 Practice Area Webinars:
      2020 Practice Area Webinars:
             Labor & Employment
             Litigation Webinar
             Intellectual Property
    • Be Ready For the Common Tasks
             Sign on to Lexis+ and click the diamond icon at the top right of the page to display PRACtasks.
    • Practice-Ready Certification
             Module 1 - Thorough Statutory Research
             Module 2 - Utilizing Analytics
             Module 3 - Drafting & Analyzing Documents
    • Summer Associate Survival Guides And Tips
           Accepting or Declining an Offer
           Feedback and Performance Review Tips
           Office Etiquette and Fashion
            Pro Bono Tips
           Summer Associate Survival Glossary
           Summer Associate Survival Guide
           Summer Associate Practice Area Resource Kits
           View all 54 summer associate tip articles here.
    • Planning to go solo?
           A sampling from the LexisNexis Small Law Resource Center:
                How to Draft a Law Firm Business Plan
                Five Ways Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Can Upgrade Their Legal Technology
                Artificial Intelligence: The Not-So-Secret Weapon of the Small Firm Attorney
                Stress Management Tips for Solo Practitioners
                Six Budget-Friendly Marketing Tips for the Small Law Firm
                How to Change Your Practice Area and Get Up to Speed
    • Working at the Federal Government
      On-demand recording of  the Working at the Federal Government webinar:
      (Choose "SUNY Buffalo Law School" on the registration page)
      • US. Courts (first 20 minutes)
      • Department of Justice (second 20 minutes)
      • Federal Agencies (last 20 minutes)   
    • Quick Links To Public Interest And Practice Area Resources
      •     Equal Justice Practice Center
      •     Voting Rights Resource Kit
      •     Protestors’ Rights Resource Kit
      •     Racial Equality & Police Reform
      •     Law360 Access to Justice
      •     ABA Public Interest Career Assistance
      •     Equal Justice Works
      •     PSJD
      •     Lexis+ Practice Centers



  • Lexis+Help Manual
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    • Lexis+ Reference Guides
    • Researching on Lexis+
      • Rely on Secondary Sources First
      • Research in Three Steps
      • Shepardizing on Lexis+
    • Lexis+ Overview
      •     Lexis+ Overview
      •     What’s New on Lexis+
        •     Legal Research
        •     Lexis Answers
        •     Search Term Maps
        •     Shepard's At Risk
        •     Missing and Must Include
        •     Search Tree
        •     Brief Analysis
        •     Practical Guidance



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