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Boley Blog: Summer & Graduate Access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw

by Mari Cheney on 2020-04-29T07:36:00-07:00 | Comments

Unlimited Summer Access on LexisLexis Advance, Westlaw Edge, and Bloomberg Law all provide summer and post-graduation access provisions. Read more about each database below, and find out how to register for summer or post-graduation access.


Continuing Students

Every student with a registered Lexis Advance ID will automatically have summer access and can use Lexis Advance for educational and commercial purposes.

Graduating Students

Graduating students retain access for 6 months after graduation, regardless of whether you graduate in December or May. If you’re working in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work, access extends for 12 months after graduation through the Aspire program. More information is available here. Questions? Contact our LexisNexis representative, Jackie Steeh, at


Continuing Students

L&C Law students may use Westlaw during the summer, as long as it relates to one or more of the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law review or journal research
  • Moot court research
  • Non-profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by L&C

Note: Passwords may NOT be used for your work for law firms, government agencies, corporations, or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework. 

Graduating Students

Westlaw’s Grad Elite program provides access to Westlaw for 6 months after graduation. Grad Elite gives you access to Westlaw, Practical Law, and Practice Ready solutions for 60 hours per month with no restrictions on use, including for professional and commercial purposes. Questions? Check out the Grad Elite information page or contact our Westlaw Account Manager, Scott Wilson, at


Continuing Students

Continuing students have full access to Bloomberg Law during the summer with no restrictions on use.

Graduating Students

Graduating students retain access for 6 months after graduation. You do not need to register for an extension. Questions? Contact our Bloomberg Law account manager, Terry Stedman, at Update: 2020 graduating law students will have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law through June 1, 2021. 


Legal Research Databases

Even if you cannot use your Westlaw password this summer, don’t forget about our many other databases. You have continued access over the summer to HeinOnline, ProQuest, and more.

All are welcome to use these databases on campus via your own computer, or the public computers in the law library. Plus, continuing students may access all of these databases via our off-campus links.

For more information or with any questions please contact a Boley reference librarian.

edited 4/29/2020

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