Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are available to Law Center students, faculty members, and staff members.

Students may obtain registration codes in person at the Reference Desk, by calling 202-662-6140, or by emailing lawlibref@georgetown.edu. Faculty and staff should contact Library Research Services at 202-662-9073 or lawlibraryresearch@georgetown.edu.

LexisNexis for Law Schools

Lexis Advance contains legal and law-related documents, including federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, legislative histories, legal newspapers and journals, and looseleaf services. Free LexisNexis printers are located on the 4th floor of the library in Room 435A and on the 3rd floor of the Hotung building.

Westlaw for Law Schools

Westlaw contains legal and law-related documents, including federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, legislative histories, legal newspapers and journals, and general news.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides court dockets, cases, news, legal analysis, and legal tools. A Bloomberg Terminal, which allows more sophisticated searching of financial data and access to additional financial and company information, is located near the Reference Desk in the library's Reading Room.

Training & Assistance

The library provides research training 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. Faculty and staff who would like individual training may contact Library Research Services at 202-662-9073 or lawlibraryresearch@georgetown.edu.

For further questions about Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law, please contact the Reference Desk at 202-662- 9140 or lawlibref@georgetown.edu.

Use Policies

Lexis

Lexis offers students full use of Lexis Advance for any research purpose, educational or employment related, during the school year and over the summer. For more information, please refer to the “Terms and Conditions” on http://lexisnexis.com/lawschool. Students are advised to check their employer’s policies before using their academic Lexis Advance accounts for employment purposes.

Graduates automatically keep full access to Lexis Advance through their individual accounts for six months following graduation. Graduates are advised to check their employer’s policies before using their academic Lexis Advance accounts for employment purposes. Graduates may also select access to one of the following: Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, or Lexis for Microsoft Office. Graduates should make their selection by the end of June.

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

Westlaw

Students have full access to Westlaw for purposes directly related to law school coursework, including pro bono and public service programs, and public internships or externships that are part of your graduation requirements. For more information, please refer to the Academic User Agreement located under “Terms and Conditions” on http://lawschool.westlaw.com.

For use over the summer, students automatically have access to Westlaw for non-commercial research. Examples of permissible uses are listed below.

  • Summer law school classes
  • Law Review and Journal research, including write-on competitions
  • Research Assistant assignments
  • Moot Court research
  • Nonprofit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the law school

Students with summer employment in law firms, corporations, government agencies, and alike should not use their academic accounts for research and must use their commercial accounts. Students may use their academic accounts for 60 hours a month to gain an understanding of the law and build research skills, but academic accounts 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 accounts for 60 hours a month to gain an understanding of the law, build research skills, and prepare for the bar. Academic accounts may not be used to bill a client. Apply for an extension after logging on at http://lawschool.westlaw.com.

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

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law offers full use of accounts during the school year and over the summer, including research conducted for employment. For more information, please refer to the “Terms of Service” on http://bloomberglaw.com. Students are advised to check their employer’s policies before using their academic Bloomberg Law accounts for employment purposes.

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual accounts for six months following graduation. Graduates are advised to check their employer’s policies before using their academic Bloomberg Law accounts for employment purposes.

For additional information, contact Georgetown’s Bloomberg Law representative, Liana Rizzi, at lrizzi@bna.com.