Good news! Law students and graduates can continue using their LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law accounts throughout summer 2020. Vendor policies for summer access are summarized below.
Importantly, always check with your supervisor before using your academic accounts for work projects this summer. Although it may be permissible by a vendor’s rules, your employer may prefer that you use other accounts or resources.
- Bloomberg Law
Law students enjoy full and uninterrupted use of their BLaw accounts during the summer, without restrictions from the vendor. Graduating students may retain full access to their academic Bloomberg Law account through June 1, 2021.
- Lexis Advance
Law students enjoy full and uninterrupted use of their Lexis accounts during the summer, without restrictions from the vendor. Graduating students will have full access to their academic Lexis account through December 31, 2020. Graduates engaged in work for a non-profit employer can also apply for extended 12-month Lexis access through the ASPIRE program.
Law students continue to have full access to their Westlaw accounts during the summer, however use is permitted only for summer classes, law school research assistant/journal/clinic, unpaid, or non-profit public interest work. Graduating students have full access to their academic Westlaw account for up to 18 months after graduation through W&L’s Grad Elite subscription.
- Other Databases via W&L Law Library
W&L Law students have unlimited summer access to the range of legal research resources on the Law Library website at https://law.wlu.edu/onlineresources. Frequently used platforms include Law360, HeinOnline, Practical Law, and Law.com. Valid W&L log-in credentials and password are required off campus. You can also send us your reference or access questions over the summer at LawRef@wlu.edu.