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New Law Grad Guide to Law Library Services

This guide is for graduating third year students of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. It describes access to the library, its resources, and its services once you graduate.

Lexis,Westlaw & B-Law Access

Lexis Password Extension for Graduates

Full access to Lexis for students graduating in May 2020 will automatically continue for 6-months. Just continue to use the same username and password you used in law school while you study for the bar exam, research employers and prepare to start your career. Note: you must spend your Lexis points by the end of June 2020.

LexisNexis Graduate Program:

Graduates are invited to continue accessing the Lexis Law School Portal with their student ID for ongoing free use of Lexis Advance, including all of the products and features available as a student, through December 31, 2020. All law students have automatic extended access. With LexisNexis, no registration is required, there are no restrictions, and no limits on your research time.

A Graduation Gift

After July 5, graduates will see a new Graduate Homepage. In support of their legal career, graduate can choose between four gifts featured on the Graduate Homepage:

  • Extended access to Law360
  • Lexis Practice Advisor
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office
  • or one of 13 LexisNexis eBooks, such as Corbin on Contracts or Weinstein's Evidence Manual.

Additionally, the Graduate Homepage provides access to research resources, videos, career support and breaking legal news.

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit for details on either of these offers.You'll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.

Westlaw Password Extension for Graduates

The Law Library has enabled graduating students to use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes.

These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView*
  • West LegalEdCenter* -one-year, no CLE

Extend access by logging into and registering for Graduate Elite.

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law) Access for Graduates

2020 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until June 1, 2021.

Westlaw for Public Access

Members of the public may access a limited selection of Westlaw databases through a dedicated computer located on the third floor of the Law Library.  While this service does not provide access to all Westlaw databases, it does provide access to federal and state primary legal materials, as well as KeyCite.

CaseMakerX Access for Graduates

Student accounts will remain active for 3 months after graduation.

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