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Archive for May 2nd, 2011

LexisNexis/Westlaw Summer/Graduate Access

people jumping in a lakeC|M|Law students can register for “summer access” (ie, 1 June 2011 – 1 August 2011) to LexisNexis and Westlaw if they are researching for any one of the following reasons:

  • registered for a C|M|Law class
  • registered for an unpaid internship/externship
  • working on moot court or a law review/journal article
  • working for a C|M|Law professor

LexisNexis also allows summer access for:

  • students doing research associated with a C|M|Law grant/scholarship
  • students working on their research skills (ie, for educational, not commercial, purposes)
  • graduating students who are studying for the Bar Exam

Westlaw only allows graduating students to register for a limited summer access program – you get five hours in June and five hours in July.

Registering for summer or graduating access is easy:

  • After signing on LexisNexis, click on the Account Help tab.  At the next page, under “Manage My Account,” click on Summer Access Registration, then follow the prompts and directions.
  • After signing on Westlaw, within the “Your School Announcements” box, click on the Need your Westlaw password this summer? banner.  At the next page, click on the “Current Student” or “Graduating” Click Here box, then follow the prompts and directions.

LexisNexis also offers its ASPIRE program to Law School students and recent graduates.  This program provides free access to many resources.  Eligibility is open to 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as graduates and deferred fall associates.   You must be working for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and engaged in verifiable public interest work.   For details, and to register for the program, sign on to LexisNexis, then click on the ASPIRE program banner within the big news box.