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Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law

Your Westlaw password will remain active over the summer for a limited number of research hours.  Westlaw does allow full summer access for the following permissible uses:

Law school class
Law Review or Journal work
Moot Court work
Project for a Professor
Unpaid, nonprofit public-interest internship/externship pro bono work required for graduation

To extend your Westlaw access
Eligible students will need to register for a password extension and must agree to only use their password for permissible purposes.  To register for a password Summer Extension visit    http://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.asp.

Access to Westlaw for graduates
Graduating students can register for the Westlaw Grad Elite Extension … Continue Reading

Copyright Lawsuit Against Westlaw and LexisNexis

Westlaw and LexisNexis have been publishing publicly filed legal briefs and motions, and charging their subscription users to access them online, for years.  Two attorneys, Oklahoma lawyer Edward White and New York city lawyer Kenneth Elan, plan to put a stop to it.   White and Elan recently filed a class action lawsuit against Westlaw and LexisNexis, claiming copyright infringement of the aforementioned legal documents.   They seek to represent both lawyers who have copyrighted their work and those who have not, and claim that the two publishing companies have engaged in “unabashed wholesale copying of thousands of copyright-protected works created by, … Continue Reading

Legislative History Research Resources

Legislative history research got you down? Here are some great resources to help you navigate the waters.

Research Guides:

Law Library of Congress Federal Legislative History
Law Library Federal Legislative History
Law Library Electronic Sources for Federal Legislative History
Law Library Arizona Legislative History


CALI lessons:

Researching Federal Legislative History
Federal Legislative History Research – Compiled Legislative History



LexisNexis legislative history tutorial (and the Law Library’s research guide on finding legislative information using LexisNexis Congressional ).
HeinOnline’s quick tutorial video to search the HeinOnline Legislative History Library

ProQuest has several upcoming webinars for thier Congressional Digital … Continue Reading