Looking forward to the summer or to graduation? Here is information on access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.
The research systems have different policies regarding the use of student accounts during the summer and after graduation.
Iowa Law students may apply for their Westlaw accounts to be extended for the summer, but only for the following purposes:
- Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
- Law review and journal work, including write-on competitions
- Research assistant work
- Moot court activities
- Unpaid internships/externships
Law students may not use their student Westlaw accounts at a law firm, government agency, court, or other non-law school employment.
Please click here to apply for Westlaw summer access for one of these purposes.
Iowa Law students graduating in May can apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw.
This access is for 60 hours per month, from June through November of the graduation year, regardless of when the extension is granted.
To apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw, please log in to Westlaw, and then complete the Grad Survey, available from the main https://lawschool.westlaw.com page (the page that allows access to both Westlaw and TWEN).
Iowa Law students may utilize their Lexis Advance accounts during the summer for work at any law firm, government agency, or court or at other legal position, internship, externship, or clerkship.
Please click here for more details on Lexis Advance summer access.
Law students will automatically have their Lexis Advance accounts active for six months after graduation. Please click here for more information.
Iowa Law students may use their Bloomberg Law accounts in an unlimited fashion over the summer. Please click here for more information.
Law students will automatically have their Bloomberg Law accounts active for six months after graduation. Please click here for more information.
Information on these policies is available from the Law Library’s Computing and Technology guide. Please click on the blue tabs, near the top of the screen, for the respective research systems.