Please see our Coronavirus Response Site for the latest Boley Law Library information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes any changes to building hours, borrowing, and ways you can receive support.
As a law school graduate you are welcome to use the Law Library during the same hours as students. Although the group study rooms are for student use, if the library is open you may use them during the summer while studying for the Bar Exam. During the pandemic, we are offering Zoom study rooms to alumni studying for the bar. More information at library.lclark.edu/law/studyrooms
L&C Law Alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges. As a graduate of the law school you have full circulation privileges and may check-out regularly circulating library materials. Make sure to get your Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni card from the Alumni office. The first time you check out materials as an Alum you will need to show your Alumni card and update your library record. Services do not include interlibrary loan or access to Summit borrowing.
The Library subscribes to several legal research databases which are free from on-campus. Among these are BarBooks, Fastcase, HeinOnline, and ProQuest. During the pandemic we are happy to do our best to gain access from off-campus to these materials. Contact a law librarian for assistance.
Recently graduated law students have continued access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw:
Graduating students retain access for 6 months after graduation, regardless of whether you graduate in December or May. You do not need to register for an extension. Questions? Contact our Bloomberg Law account manager, Terry Stedman, at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you graduated from Lewis & Clark in December 2016 or after, you qualify for access to Westlaw through Grad Elite. Questions? Check out the Grad Elite information page or contact our Westlaw Account Manager, Scott Wilson, at Scott.Wilson@thomsonreuters.com.
Take advantage of the expertise of the Research Librarians after you graduate! Call, chat with, or email Research Librarians with research questions. They will be happy to provide suggestions for sources and tips for both online searching as well as efficient use of the Boley Law Library collection. Also, don't forget to bookmark the Library's website for its extensive collection of links for online legal research as well as access to the library catalog. If you wish to make a reference appointment with one of our librarians, please email the law library with current contact information so a Zoom reference appointment can be set up for you.
Law school alumni have lifetime access to the computer lab computers (with no printing privileges). Please show your alumni credentials to the lab manager or a student lab assistant to obtain a guest login for the lab computers. Alumni cards are available from Law Alumni Relations.
For accessing the college’s wi-fi network, newly graduated alums will continue to use their email login credentials. Email accounts for May graduates will remain valid for more than a year following graduation, i.e., through August of the following year. For instructions on how to connect and guidelines for usage please read the law school’s network access policy.
Access to your Lewis & Clark e-mail account extends for about one year after graduation. Additionally, be sure to check in with the Alumni Office for more information about a program called “Lifetime E-mail Forwarding.”
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