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

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As you transition to summer work or graduation, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw encourage you to continue your learning by using their services for your legal research needs. Read more about the benefits and limits of each service.

Summer 2022 Access for Continuing Students

Bloomberg Law

Continuing Iowa Law students may use their Bloomberg Law account during the summer without restriction, with no additional registration required.

Students have access to multiple training resources in the BLAW Skills Center.


Continuing Iowa Law students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis+ ID this summer. This includes workplace related research, though students should check with their employer. Many firms prefer summer associates use a firm issued Lexis ID. No registration is required for summer access, students sign in as usual.

Students can further prepare for their summer jobs with Lexis+ on-demand Prepare to Practice Resources, including Practice area webinar recordings and quizzes.


Iowa Law students who are continuing their studies may use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

Summer coursework
Research assistant assignments
Law Review or Journal research
Moot Court research
Non-Profit work
Clinical work
Externship sponsored by the school

Access for May 2022 Graduates

Bloomberg Law

Spring Iowa Law graduates may continue to access Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation, no additional registration required.


Spring Iowa Law graduates will be able to continue using their law school Lexis ID through December 31, 2022. No registration required. Graduates can sign into Lexis+ as usual. Graduates will have the same world-class legal and news content enjoyed in law school, excluding public records.

Graduating students who will be doing nonprofit work may apply for access to Lexis’s ASPIRE program.


Spring Iowa Law graduates may access Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduation through the Grad Elite program. Your Grad Elite access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month for commercial and non-commercial purposes to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills.