During orientation the Law Library promises to support students throughout their professional careers. At graduation the University welcomed you as sons and daughters of Georgetown. Alumni are very important library patrons.
Georgetown Law invites you to visit the law library, one of the largest legal research facilities in the nation. Graduates enjoy lifetime free access to both library locations.
While on campus, graduates can use almost all of the library's online databases. Please Note: Our licenses for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law limits access to the current Georgetown Law community. As an alternative, graduates on campus may use Fastcase, a powerful full-text legal research tool and LexisNexis Academic which offers U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, international legal information and Shepards Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.
Also on-campus, alumni can enjoy free access to the Law Center's Wi-Fi Network. To gain access to our network, ask the Reference Desk for instructions upon your visit.
Georgetown Law offers alumni off-site access to several research databases, in collaboration with partners on the main Georgetown campus.
Accounts for Off-Campus Resources
To access these resources, graduates need to use a Georgetown University NetID and password. If you never received a NetID, you can Register with the Georgetown Alumni office to obtain one by contacting their office directly (202-687-1994; firstname.lastname@example.org) or registering online via the "Register Now" link on the Alumni site.
For information about access please follow the instructions on the NetID help page.
The Alumni Records Office is happy to assist with password questions. Unfortunately, neither the Law Library nor the Law Center's help desk can assist with access passwords.
Alumni Access to Full-Text Articles
View the Alumni Access to Full-Text Articles page for access to all online resources provided for the Georgetown alumni community.
Some of the more popular databases include:
- ProQuest Research Library
This online resources provide more than 3,700 journals in full text. It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
- Mergent Online
Search full-text information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies and over 15,000 non-U.S. companies. Users can discover SEC filings (EDGAR) back to 1993 as well as U.S. and International industry reports.
Bar Review Resources
For six-months after graduation alumni have free access to the CALI tutorials. Written by legal scholars, the interactive tools help reinforce legal doctrine that will be tested on bar exams.
Please visit the Georgetown Law archives, both virtually and on campus.
Due Process Blog: News for Alumni
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- Bar Exam Resources | June 3, 2014
- 2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Results | April 1, 2014
- Spring Break Hours: March 7 to 16 | March 7, 2014
- Keeping Up With Legal News: Law-Related Podcasts | January 30, 2014