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Summer Policy 

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw®, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them 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

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Alex Brown

Graduates (Grad Elite)

Graduating students have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Once activated, your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

In addition, you get access to Knowledge Center eLearning Modules and Tutorials on Westlaw and The West Education Network (TWEN) for 18-months after graduation.

Extend access by logging by clicking on this link:

Want to check if you’ve already registered? Go to, click on your name in the top right hand corner and select 'Grad Elite Status'.


Summer Policy 

Summer Access is available to all law students once classes end for the semester/academic year, for the summer months of May, June, July and August. Permissible uses of your LexisNexis law school educational ID are expanded to include use at any law firm, government agency, court or other legal position, internship, externship or clerkship over the summer.


Graduating students have unlimited and unrestricted access to Lexis through December 31, 2024 (except for public records). No special registration is required.

ASPIRE Program: Extended Access for Public Service Work

For graduates doing public interest work, the ASPIRE program extends your access to most Lexis+ content for 12 months, including: federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard's® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises

EligibilityAll 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. If your employment qualifies, apply for an ASPIRE ID using the form at

If your graduation date has changed or if you have questions about the Lexis ASPIRE program, contact Nina Sadlo,

Bloomberg Law

Summer Policy 

Students have unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. Your student account will remain active and available all summer and no special registration is required. 


Graduating students have unlimited access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation and no special registration is required.