Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Lexis and Westlaw: Summer & Post-Grad Policies
Vendor Policies for Summer 2022
Summer Access 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).
Your Lexis ID stays on automatically through 12/31/2022; use for any purpose:
- studying for the bar
- sharpening skills
- researching employers
Note: graduating students must spend their Lexis points by 6/30/22; Starting 7/1/22, 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access for details on either of these offers.
Lexis+ Summer and Graduate Access (1 min. 01 sec. video)
Questions? Please contact Celine Murphy, our Lexis Representative: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Access Details – For Returning Students:
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. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Elan Kleis, at email@example.com
Westlaw Grad Elite Details – For Graduating Students:
Graduates 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
IMPORTANT: SIGN OUT of Westlaw when research is complete in order to make the best use of the 60-hour per month allotment. DO NOT simply close the browser, because it can take up to 90 minutes to be signed off automatically. There is NO way to extend the 60-hour limit.