Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and CaseMakerX Access for Summer & After Graduation

Summer 2020 Access for Returning Students

Lexis Advance

If you’re already registered for Lexis Advance, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access.  Access is unlimited for any purpose.


You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your 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
You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Westlaw Academic Account Manager Sue Moore at sue.moore@tr.com


If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.


Current students are permitted to use their CasemakerX accounts during the summer without restriction.

Access for those Graduating

Lexis Password Extension for Graduates

Full access to Lexis for students graduating in May 2020 will automatically continue for 6-months. Just continue to use the same username and password you used in law school while you study for the bar exam, research employers and prepare to start your career. Note: you must spend your Lexis points by the end of June 2020. No registration is required, there are no restrictions, and no limits on your research time.

After July 5, graduates will see a new Graduate Homepage. In support of their legal career, graduate can choose between four gifts featured on the Graduate Homepage:

  • Extended access to Law360
  • Lexis Practice Advisor
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office
  • or one of 13 LexisNexis eBooks, such as Corbin on Contracts or Weinstein’s Evidence Manual.

Additionally, the Graduate Homepage provides access to research resources, videos, career support and breaking legal news.

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access for details on either of these offers.You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.

Westlaw Password Extension for Graduates

Your access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1st, 2020 the Law Library has enabled graduating students to use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes.

These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView*
  • West LegalEdCenter* -one-year, no CLE
To check if you signed up, graduating students can go to lawschool.tr.com, sign on with their user name and password, and click on their name in the top right corner. They will see a link there for “Grad Access Status” and they can see if they have already extended. Any questions about Westlaw grad access, please email Sue Moore at sue.moore@tr.com.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law) Access for Graduates

Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access for 6-months following graduation.

CaseMakerX Access for Graduates

Student accounts will remain active for 3 months after graduation.

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