*NEW*Summer & Post-Graduation Access info about Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

Want to know your access privilege to your favorite legal databases for the summer or post-graduation? Here are all the details you need to know.

For our Graduates

Westlaw

You will begin to see a pop-up message whenever you log into lawschool.westlaw.com prompting you to agree to the Grad Elite program three months before your graduation date. Once you agree on that pop-up, you will be enrolled in the Grad Elite program. The pop-up will continue to appear whenever you log into lawschool.westlaw.com until you accept enrollment in Grad Elite.

Students who register for Grad Elite will have 60 hours of access per month to Westlaw for six months after graduation to be used for non-commercial purposes.

Contact our Westlaw representative, Estee Waxman at estee.waxman@thomsonreuters.com, or call 1-800-850-WEST (9378) with questions.

Lexis Advance

  • You have access to Lexis Advance with student ID for six months after graduation.
  • You’ll receive an email from Lexis when your new Graduate Homepage is live at lexisnexis.com/lawschool for learning resources and employment tools just for graduates.
  • Once your new Graduate Homepage is live at lexisnexis.com/lawschool, you’ll have the opportunity to select one of these three subscriptions to enhance your legal work:
  • Law360® breaking legal news and trends keep you current in your practice area.
  • Lexis Practice Advisor® for practical guidance and interactive legal forms in 13 areas of law. Get up to speed quickly drafting for a new area of law on the job or in your own practice.
  • The groundbreaking Lexis for Microsoft® Office® tool, which allows you to draft, review and research all in one place. This efficiency tool allows you to access Lexis Advance while working inside a Word document. Additionally, this tool can help validate citations and generate a Table of Authorities. Now available for Mac through Microsoft® Office 365™.

LEXISNEXIS® ASPIRE

Public service work may be your primary goal, or may allow you to make a difference while gaining experience. Lexis provides a longer period of access to Lexis Advance with a unique ASPIRE ID.

Review the eligibility requirements below, and if your employment qualifies, apply for an ASPIRE ID using the form at: lexisnexis.com/grad-access

(You will need your student ID to apply. Please contact your law school’s LexisNexis® Account Executive if you don’t remember it.)

Eligibility

All graduates (including December graduates) engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3)* public interest work will qualify. You will need to provide documentation verifying your public interest employment. This could be a letter confirming your start date on organization letterhead

Exclusions

  • Government work (even if unpaid)*
  • Work for a law firm (even if it represents a non-profit organization)

What to expect

Within two weeks of submitting your ASPIRE registration you will receive an email notifying you whether or not your eligibility and documentation meet program requirements. If your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an ID and password for ASPIRE access to Lexis Advance services within a few weeks of your graduation. Your ASPIRE ID will last for 12 months from the time you received it.

If you are not eligible, Lexis Advance access will continue automatically for six months with your student ID.

*Government work such as working for a district attorney’s office or public defender’s office; administrative agencies; or clerking for a judge is excluded because these entities are not 501(c)(3) organizations. A 501(c)(3) organization is defined as one that is organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact our Lexis representative Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com or 800-45-LEXIS.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides unrestricted access for six months following graduation.

If you don’t have your account information, go to www.bloomberglaw.com and click on “forgot username?” or “forgot your password?” Please be sure to use your VLS email address.

For our Continuing Students

Westlaw

You will automatically have your passwords extended for summer use with no additional steps required on your part. During the summer, you will receive 180 hours of Westlaw usage per month which can be used for non-commercial purposes.

Contact our Westlaw representative, Estee Waxman at estee.waxman@thomsonreuters.com, or call 1-800-850-WEST (9378) with questions.

Lexis Advance

 You will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance for classes or employment.

You do not need to extend the password and there are no restrictions on the use of your law school ID. For questions and research help, please contact our Lexis representative Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com or 800-45-LEXIS.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides unrestricted access throughout the summer months and for six months following graduation.

If you don’t have your account information, go to www.bloomberglaw.com and click on “forgot username?” or “forgot your password?” Please be sure to use your VLS email address.

If you have any questions about Bloomberg Law, please contact our representative Deborah Cline dcline@bna.com, or call 1-888-560-BLAW (2529).

 

 

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