Signing Up for Law School Databases

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As we look towards the beginning of another exciting Fall semester, many 1L’s are wondering how to sign up for the plethora of legal databases the Ross-Blakley Law Library offers.  If your professor assigns you work via TWEN (Westlaw) or you would like to read cases on Lexis, I’ll give you an overview of the steps you will need to take to get those accounts up and running.

The Databases Email

It is crucial that you have access to your email address when you start your courses.  That’s how you will get important information about your degree and also how you will receive confirmation for registering your law library accounts.  You can access this email by logging into  At the top of the page, you will see a link to GMail, which is how you access your account.

You should have an email from Tara Mospan, Associate Director and Head of Research Services at the Ross-Blakley Law Library, with the details on how to activate your accounts across all platforms.  If you did not get this email, make sure that it is not being blocked by email forwarding.  If you cannot see any emails in that account, submit a ticket to the Law IT Helpdesk:

New Student Guide

The New Student Guide contains a collection of resources for students new to ASU Law.  It can be found dead-center on our homepage at

This guide has answers to many of the most common questions we receive early in a student’s journey at the Sandra Day O’Connor college of law.  It includes a section for signing up for law library databases – click the red link and sign in with your ASURITE credentials.

It also has orientation videos, instructions for the premium study skills collections that we provide to students, and a section on first-year legal writing (including the Bluebook).  It will give you the resources you need to feel confident walking into your first day of classes, knowing you’re prepared to tackle law school like a pro.

Do You Still Have Questions?

If you’d like more information on any of these resources or want to talk through memo research or studying for law school, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the helpful law librarians with the Meet with a Librarian button on the law library homepage.