The three legal research databases: Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext are available to Brooklyn Law School students this summer. May 2017 graduates will also have access to these databases for six months after graduation. See the details below:
Bloomberg Law: Provides unlimited and unrestricted access over the summer. Student accounts will remain active and available all summer. Graduating students have continued access for six months after graduation.
For questions, contact Maxwell Sivin, Client Success Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-494-5244.
Lexis Advance: Students will have continuing access during the summer for all legal and news content on LexisNexis. During the summer months of May, June and July, the permissible uses of your LexisNexis educational ID are expanded to include use at any law firm, government agency, court, or other legal position, internship, externship or clerkship.
May 2017 graduates have continuing access to Lexis for six months after graduation to study for the bar exam, prepare for employment, improve research skills, etc. No extra steps needed.
Graduates engaged in public service work may be eligible for the Lexis ASPIRE program which provides twelve months of free access to Lexis resources for those working at non-profit organizations. To apply for an ASPIRE ID, use the form at: http://lexisnexis.com/grad-access
For questions, contact Mary Beth Drain, LexisNexis Account Executive, email@example.com, 845-598-3203.
WestlawNext: Students can use Westlaw during the summer for non-commercial research. Students do not have to do anything to access Westlaw over the summer. Access to Westlaw will automatically continue; no registration needed. Examples of permissible uses for the student academic password include the following:
- Summer coursework
- Research assistant assignments
- Law Review or Journal research
- Moot Court research
- Non-profit work
- Clinical work
- Externship sponsored by the school
Students have access to Westlaw for six months after graduation. The “Grad Elite” access gives students 60 hours of usage per month on Westlaw to build research skills. In addition, students get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18 months after graduation for one hour per month.
Access: A pop-up will appear when you log into www.lawschool.westlaw.com starting three months before the students’ set graduation date. Students can extend access by logging into www.lawschool.westlaw.com.
For questions, contact Stefanie Efrati, Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-548-7432.