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

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Summer Access for Continuing Students

Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance each offer continued summer access to students for both academic and work purposes. 

You will also have summer access to Westlaw and Practical Law (which you can access through Westlaw), but you cannot use your academic password in situations where you are billing a client. 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

If you have any questions regarding summer Westlaw access, please contact Annemarie Milton at

Graduate Access

Bloomberg Law

Spring 2019 graduates may continue to use their Bloomberg Law IDs for six month following graduation. Graduates do not need to register for this access.


Lexis Advance

Spring 2019 graduates will have access to Lexis Advance through December 31, 2019. Graduates do not need to register for this access.

ASPIRE for Non-Profit Work

Spring graduates engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may apply for a LexisNexis ASPIRE ID, which provides 12 months of access. Spring grads can go to for more information on how to apply.


Graduating students can use a variety of Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, Drafting Assistant Essential, and the Doc & Form Builder, for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60 hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using the products for professional purposes. For more information, please visit:

Students need to sign up for this access, and may do so here: