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Exhibit A: Law Library Blog

Library Tip of the Week: Summer Access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

by Professor Malikah Hall on 2022-04-25T09:30:00-05:00 | Comments


Looking to access legal databases this Summer?



Continuing Students

Continuing students automatically get access all year-round. You do not have to do anything to gain access over the summer. However, please be reminded that the academic use restriction applies to summer access. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework

  • Research assistant assignments

  • Law Review or Journal research

  • Moot Court research

  • Non-Profit work

  • Clinical work

  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

Graduating Students

Graduating students may extend access through the Grad Elite program. Registered students will get 60 hours per month of access for 6 months post-graduation through November 30, 2022.  Please look for additional information about the Grad Elite program posted when you login to Westlaw

For additional questions, please contact Erica Mohai, our Academic Account Manager.



Continuing Students

Continuing students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis Advance ID this summer. No is registration required, just sign in as usual and start researching.Continued access includes tools, search history and the same exclusive content and practical guidance they have relied on all year long.  Whether clerking, interning or working at a firm, students can use their law school access.

Graduating Students

Graduates are invited to continue accessing with their student ID for ongoing free use of Lexis Advance through December 31, 2022. All law students have automatic extended access. No registration is required, there are no restrictions, and no limits on research time. The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 10, 2022.

Prepare to Practice

There’s still time for students to complete the popular LexisNexis Prepare to Practice program that helps students succeed in summer and permanent employment. On-campus and on-demand activities focus on the practical skills that summer associates and new associates identified as critical to their success. A new module added to the program covers legal analytics. 



All continuing students will have unlimited Bloomberg access during summer. Graduating students will have unlimited Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.


Warm regards,

Your Dee J. Kelly Law Library

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