Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are available to Law Center students, full-time faculty members, and staff members at no charge. Students may obtain registration codes at the reference desk in either Williams or Wolff or by emailing lawlibref@georgetown.edu. Faculty and staff should contact Thanh Nguyen, Head of Library Research Services, at 202-662-9073.

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 on the Due Process blog. Faculty and staff who would like individual training may contact Library Research Services at 202-662-9073 or lawlibraryresearch@georgetown.edu.

For further information about accessing Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or other databases, please contact Library Reference at 202-662-9140 or lawlibref@georgetown.edu.

Summer & Post-Graduation Use of Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law

Lexis

For summer 2017, Lexis offers students unlimited use of Lexis Advance for any research purpose, educational or commercial/job related. No additional steps are necessary for access.

Graduates automatically keep full access to Lexis Advance through their individual accounts for six months following graduation. Graduates may also select access to one of the following: Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, or Lexis for Microsoft Office.

Questions can be directed to our Lexis account executive, Adonica Black, at adonica.black@lexisnexis.com.

Westlaw

Students have full access to Westlaw for the academic uses listed below. No additional steps are necessary for access.

  • Summer law school classes
  • Law Review and Journal, including write-on competitions
  • Research assistant
  • Moot Court
  • Working for nonprofit

Students with summer employment in law firms, corporations, government agencies, and alike should not use their academic passwords for research and must use their commercial passwords. Students may use their academic passwords for 60 hours a month to gain an understanding of the law and build research skills, but academic passwords may not be used to bill a client.

Graduating students can extend access through November if graduating in May or through June if graduating in December. Graduates may use their academic passwords for 60 hours a month to gain an understanding of the law, build research skills, and prepare for the bar. Academic passwords may not be used to bill a client. Apply for an extension after logging on at lawschool.westlaw.com.

Questions can be directed to our Westlaw account representative, Kyla Stone Shank, at kyla.stone@thomsonreuters.com.

Bloomberg Law

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, Liana Rizzi, at lrizzi@bna.com.