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Summer and Graduate Access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law

by Duquesne Center for Legal Information on 2020-04-16T10:48:00-04:00 | Comments


Summer Policy

Students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, 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 course work
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.


Post-Graduate Policy

Students have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

Extend access by logging into: or click on this link:


Lexis Advance


Summer Policy

Law students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis Advance® ID this summer. No registration required, just sign in as usual and start researching.

Students can get ready, in the comfort of their home, with our on-demand Prepare to Practice Resources that includes tips and Practice-Ready Certification. The program includes 3 modules and an exam to test their knowledge related to researching unfamiliar topics, litigation and transactional drafting, and legal analytics


Post-Graduate Policy

Graduates are invited to continue accessing with their student ID for ongoing free use of Lexis Advance, including all of the products and features available as a student, through December 31, 2020. All law students have automatic extended access. With LexisNexis, no registration is required, there are no restrictions, and no limits on your research time.

A Graduation Gift

When graduates sign on to after July 5, they will see a new Graduate Homepage. In support of their legal career, graduate can choose between four gifts featured on the Graduate Homepage:

  • Extended access to Law360
  • Lexis Practice Advisor
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office
  • or one of 13 LexisNexis eBooks, such as Corbin on Contracts.

Additionally, the Graduate Homepage provides access to research resources, videos, career support and breaking legal news.


Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law offers students unlimited and unrestricted access to your Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose, anytime, anywhere, including for use over the summer.  2020 graduating students will retain unlimited and unrestricted access to our accounts through June 1, 2021.

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