Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law
Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are available to Law Center students, full-time faculty members, and staff members at no charge. Students can obtain an ID (for Lexis) and password (for Westlaw) at the Reference Desk in either Williams or Wolff. Faculty and staff should contact Thanh Nguyen, Head of Library Research Services, at 202-662-9073. Students, faculty, and staff may request a Bloomberg Law account at about.bloomberglaw.com/lawschools.
The Library provides training in Westlaw and Lexis to all first-year students. In addition, tutorials are available on the Library's web site. Specialized classes are offered for journal staffs, research assistants, and other users. Look for announcements in What's Happening. Faculty and staff are welcome to contact the Head of Library Research Services for individual training.
For further information about accessing Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or other databases, please contact Library Research Services at 202-662-9073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer & Post-Graduation Use of Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law
For summer 2013, Lexis offers students unlimited use of Lexis Advance for any research purpose, educational or commercial/job related. No additional steps are necessary for access besides registering your Lexis Advance ID (please contact the Reference Desk if you need an ID).
Lexis.com will also remain active over the summer, and may be used to access materials (e.g., international legal materials) that are unavailable on Lexis Advance. To use Lexis.com over the summer, you may log in the same as during the school year at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool using your Lexis.com ID, until the consolidation of IDs into a single Lexis Advance ID/password and portal in late June or early July. After this, Lexis.com will be accessible by logging onto Lexis Advance and selecting the Lexis.com link in the system.
Full access to Lexis for students graduating in May 2013 will automatically continue through the end of July. Through the Lexis Law School Graduate Program, all graduating students can apply for free extended access to Lexis Advance through the end of December 2013. Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may instead sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program, which will permit job-related access to Lexis Advance for the duration of the public interest work, even if beyond December.
Questions can be directed to our Lexis account representative, Lori Sorenson, at email@example.com.
Westlaw passwords will automatically remain active over the summer for a limited number of hours of research each month. Students can get full access over the summer if they have a valid educational need under one of the following provisions:
- Summer School
- School-Related Research Assignment
- Moot Court Research
- Law Review or Journal Research
- Working as a Professor's Research Assistant
- Non-Profit Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)
- Unpaid Internship/Externship (receiving academic credit AND unpaid)
If one of the above describes your summer activities, please apply to extend your full access at Westlaw's Password Extension page. If you take no action, your account will remain active but limited in the number of hours for June and July. Live Chat on WestlawNext will remain active throughout the summer.
Graduating students can extend access while studying for the bar by registering for Westlaw's Grad Program. Registered graduates will retain access to Westlaw through November if graduating in May, or through June if graduating in December. Please note that this extension will be limited in the number of hours allowed. All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of career-related databases for 18 months following graduation.
Questions can be directed to our Westlaw account representative, Pedro de Lencastre, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomberg Law accounts remain fully active over the summer for registered law students, including access for research conducted during summer employment.
Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.
For additional information, contact Georgetown's Bloomberg Law representative, Beth Goldfinger, at email@example.com.