Wondering which research tools you can use this summer? We have outlined summer 2019 access and post-graduation use policies for Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw below.
Remember that you also have unlimited access to many other legal databases in addition to hundreds of interdisciplinary databases through the ASU Library this summer! The library staff is also here all summer long to help you with research. Call, e-mail, or stop by for assistance during reference hours.
Bloomberg Law provides unrestricted summer access to all law students for any research purpose, whether academic or commercial. You do not need to take any additional steps to secure summer access to your registered Bloomberg Law account.
Graduating students: Graduating students will automatically have full access to Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation. You do not need to take any additional steps to secure this post-graduation access.
Please contact our Bloomberg Law representative, Heidi Stryker, with questions.
LexisNexis provides unrestricted summer 2019 (May-August) access to all law students for any research purpose, whether academic or commercial. You do not need to take any additional steps to secure summer access to your registered Lexis Advance account.
Graduating students: Graduating students will automatically have full access to Lexis through December 31, 2019. You do not need to take any additional steps to secure this post-graduation access – the transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID will occur on July 5, 2019. Students engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work after graduation are also eligible for a 12-month password extension through the Lexis ASPIRE program.
Please contact our LexisNexis account executive, Alan J. Mamood, with questions.
Westlaw offers full access to Westlaw, Practical Law, Drafting Assistant, and Doc & Form Builder to current ASU law students who are participating in select academic pursuits over the summer. Permissible uses include the following:
- Summer classes and study abroad programs
- Law review or journal research
- Research assistant assignments
- Moot court research
- Externship sponsored by the school
You do not need to do anything to gain summer access to these tools. Students with any other type of summer employment must use their employer-provided password for Westlaw access.
Graduating students: Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law graduates now have 60 hours a month of Westlaw access for 18 months after graduation; this access can be used for either commercial (paid) or educational purposes. Graduating students will need to activate their 18 month password extension within their Westlaw account for this extended access.
Please contact our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Jeff Brandimarte, with questions.