Congratulations on your upcoming milestone! Only a few weeks left before graduation. Below is information about your access to the library and to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw while you study for the July bar exam.
Access to the Library
You will continue to have access to the library until the end of the July bar exam with your SONITROL card. You will be able to use the library’s study rooms, check out materials, and print through the end of July.
If you plan to take a bar in another state or study elsewhere, please alert Dean Katie Brown at email@example.com. She will contact the library where you plan to study.
Bloomberg Law allows unlimited use over the summer for any purpose. Graduates will have access to Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation (through the end of November) as long as you’ve already signed up for it by the end of April. If you have already signed up, no action is necessary to keep the account active. If you have not signed up for Bloomberg Law, you can get instructions on how to do so by contacting Marisa Henthorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexis Advance is also allowing unlimited access over the summer. Spring 2018 graduates will have access to Lexis Advance via your law school ID through December 31, 2018. Graduates may extend that access further for another six months if working at non-profits or pro-bono organizations. To do this, graduates will need to sign up for the Aspire program over the summer using the following form: lexisnexis.com/grad-access.
Two important dates for LexisNexis graduate access. First, spring graduates will have until June 30, 2018 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points. Second, Lexis is planning to change the current view of the Law School home page to a graduate view on July 6, 2018. This graduate home page is where you will be able to choose a LexisNexis provided “Graduate Gift.” Check here for additional details.
Westlaw provides graduates with a six month extension. The extension is a pop up that appears when you sign on to lawschool.westlaw.com. It only shows up for students graduating in May. A direct link to extend access is https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite. Student access for spring graduates will continue until May 31, 2018. Graduate access will begin on June 1, 2018 and end on November 30, 2018.
According to our Westlaw account manager, spring graduates will have access “to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 6 months after graduation. Grad Elite access gives graduates 60 hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in their research skills. While graduates cannot use it in situations where they are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages graduates to use these tools to build knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam.”
Summer access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw for remaining students will be separately announced.