This Week in the Law Library …

Congratulations Graduates!

Overhead view of Cincinnatil Law graduation caps

A heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates! You’ve done an awesome job under difficult circumstances. We’re so proud of you and excited for your journey ahead!

Access to Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law for Summer or After Graduation

Post Graduation Access


When you graduate, you’ll automatically have seamless Lexis+ access for 6 months, excluding public records. Continue to use your law school username and password while you prepare for the bar exam and employment. Plus, access exclusive resources and a Rewards program for graduates.

Lexis Aspire Program

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 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.


May 2021 Graduates will see grad access info when they sign on to the Westlaw Law School Portal. Access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1-Nov 30th graduates will have 60 hours of usage per month for 6 months. Direct link to extend for grad access is

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

2021 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until Nov. 30, 2021.

Summer 2021 Access


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


You can use Westlaw 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

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

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.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month we’re continuing to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!

5 More Resources to Learn More About Asian American and Pacific Islanders in/and the Law:

ABA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Webinar Series

  • Invisible Apartheid: What You Need to Know to Be an Ally in The Fight Against Caste Discrimination
    • May 18, 1:00 p.m.
    • What is caste? What is caste discrimination? In her book “Caste,” Isabel Wilkerson powerfully writes that looking at caste is like holding society’s X-ray up to the light. But what happens when you don’t know what to look for? The challenge with caste discrimination is that, sometimes, even those who perpetuate it can’t explain what it is or how it works. As is becoming increasingly clear through California’s recent litigation against Cisco Systems for its role in perpetuation of caste-based discrimination, caste perpetuates itself nonetheless, in India and at home in the United States–whether we know what it is or not. The question that remains is how do attorneys respond to the challenge of caste, how do institutions account for and protect against caste discrimination, and how (if at all) does U.S. law learn to recognize, prohibit and punish caste discrimination. Speakers will cover the current activism around caste discrimination in the United States and provide some insights into the ongoing caste discrimination litigation against Cisco Systems in California.
  • Native Hawaiian Identity, Rights and Policy Issues
    • May 20, 1:00 p.m
    • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are often viewed together as one indistinguishable culture or ethnicity. Though inclusive, this categorization has the unintended consequence of obfuscating the distinct identity of the Native Hawaiian community and similar Pacific indigenous peoples. Much of the Native Hawaiian experience has been dominated by interactions with the United States and the relationship with settlers from Asia and Europe, resulting in a unique history that is rarely discussed thoroughly. This webinar seeks to explore the past, present, and future of the Native Hawaiian identity. Our panel will discuss the status and realities of this community, along with measures to uplift the voices of Native Hawaiians in the Asian American and Pacific Islander activist movement.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – PBS

A collection of documentaries by PBS that explore the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is a migratory museum that brings history, art and culture to you through innovative community-focused experiences. Below are two digital programs available from the Center but there are many more!
    • A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America (ADQLAPA) is a new digital exhibition by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) documenting queer life in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
  • We Are American and We Stand Together: Asian American Resilience & Belonging
    • This digital program brings the stories and insights of the nation’s pre-eminent scholars and activists together with treasures from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to engage a broad audience in a deeper exploration of the past, present, and future of Asians in America. Over 23 million in number, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are now the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. But AAPI individuals, families, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted, harmed, and even killed by the cascading crises of the global pandemic and the legacies of entrenched anti-Asian racism and discrimination. In this time of increasing fear and violence, we will celebrate, commemorate, and reflect on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by sharing the long history of Asian American resistance, and reaffirm our need to stand together as Americans.

Films on Demand – Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Korean American Digital Archive

The Korean American Digital Archive brings more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965.

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