Transition to Westlaw Edge

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On January 1, student Westlaw accounts will transition to Westlaw’s new platform, Westlaw Edge. Westlaw will automatically migrate accounts, so no user action is required.

Westlaw Edge functions similarly to the current Westlaw platform, but integrates new features, including:

  • WestSearch Plus, which uses Artificial Intelligence to help users quickly access relevant resources, as well as offering suggested answers to many legal questions.
  • Litigation Analytics, which provides data-driven insights on judges, courts, attorneys, law firms, and case types.
  • KeyCite Overruling Risk, which provides a citator warning to caution users when a point of law in a case has been implicitly undermined without being explicitly overruled, a situation that traditional citators do not identify.
  • Statutes Compare and Regulations Compare, which allows users to compare two versions of a statute or federal regulation to identify changes over time.

For more information on Westlaw Edge, please visit this informational page from Thomson Reuters. A detailed analysis of the changes is also available from the LawSites blog.