Kudos to you all! After
commencement, you may be ready to leave BLS, but BLS will not leave you. Brooklyn Law School offers many services to
its alumni. 2019 graduates can access
the BLS network and are able to print until August of the year following
graduation. For May 2019 graduates, you
have access until August 2020.
In addition, graduates
can register for Westlaw’s Grad Elite program.
The Grad Elite “Practice-Ready” program provides access to Westlaw Edge and
other practice tools for 18 months post-graduation, for up to 60 hours each
month. These hours can be used for work-related research. Through this program, you can research using Westlaw
Edge, Practical Law, Drafting Assistant Essential, and Westlaw Doc & Form
To register for this program, log in to your existing Westlaw account and click on the Practice Ready Solution link in the screen’s upper right-hand corner. On the Practice Ready page, you will see a link for graduates to extend their access.
Besides access to Westlaw
for 18 months post-graduation, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association members
have unlimited access to the library’s print resources and limited access to
certain digital resources for research purposes while in the library. Books, however, cannot be checked out.
While in the library, members have access to LexisNexis Academic, a stripped down version of Lexis. LexisNexis Academic contains federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations. It also has a limited run of law reviews, and features Shepards. To use the database, go to the library home page, select Complete Database List, and then select LexisNexis Academic.
Finally, if you ever run into a research quandary, remember you can call, (718) 780-7567, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, the reference desk. Reference librarians are here to help!