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Archive for April 28th, 2021

Lexis and Westlaw Summer and Graduate Access

Lexis Summer Access Program:  

Students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis+ ID this summer. This includes workplace related research though students should check with their employer. Many firms prefer summer associates use a firm issued Lexis ID. No registration required for summer access, students sign in as usual.

Lexis Graduate Program:

Whether it’s the bar exam or a legal job search, LexisNexis has graduates covered. Spring graduates will be able to continue using their law school Lexis ID through December 31, 2021. No registration required.

Westlaw Summer Access: 

You can use Westlaw and Practical Law over the summer for non-commercial research. 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.

Westlaw Graduate Access: 

You have access to 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. You cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client.


Go to; Log in; Use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status.