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LLM Survival Guide

This guide provides vital information on law library services for LL.M. students.

Lexis, Westlaw & B-Law Registration

What are Lexis, Westlaw & B-Law?

Lexis, Westlaw, and B-Law (Bloomberg Law) are subscription-based online legal research services. Law students will be given registration codes for these services during the Introduction to Law Week.

Lexis Registration Instructions

  • Start at the Lexis Registration page
  • Type in your registration code (in your Intro to Law packet).
  • Complete your Sign-in Profile & Remember Your Info!

Westlaw Registration Instructions

  • Go to the Westlaw Registration page
  • Use your registration key (in your Intro to Law packet)
  • Create your OnePass credentials and complete a law school profile.
  • The custom username and password is used for accessing Westlaw via the law school portal. If you access Westlaw via the Westlaw.com page, use your custom ID and password and type something (it can be anything, such as your initials) in the client ID box.
  • If you need to edit or update your registration information, click the Register Password link inside the login box and then select Updating Your  Account Information.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is a relatively new entry into the market for electronic legal research. 

  • Go to the Bloomberg Law Activation page.
  • Use your activation code (in your Intro to Law packet)
  • Follow the directions and prompts to create your username and password.
  • You will receive an email with a verification link. Once you have clicked that link, you will receive a second email with your access information.
  • Overview Brochure (PDF)
  • Bloomberg Law Help: 1-888-560-BLAW (2529)

Lexis Printing

There is a separate Lexis printer in the computer lab.  Printing on the Lexis printer is currently free.  Certain student organizations, such as Law Review, have Lexis printers as well.  Westlaw free printing ended in June 2013.

Lexis, Westlaw & B-Law Access

Access Bloomberg Law

B-Law Representative

Pam Morgan
Email Pam
1-314-550-4276

Access Lexis Advance

Lexis Customer Support

  • 800-455-3947

Lexis Representative

Ashley Russell pictureAshley Russell
Email Ashley
(937) 546-5932

 

Lexis Student Representatives

Alexa Jesser

Alexa Jesser
Email Alexa
Hours: TBA

 

Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson
Email: TBA
Hours: TBA

 

Lexis Printing

There is a Lexis supported printer in the computer lab. Printing on the Lexis printer is currently free. Certain student organizations, such as Law Review, have a Lexis printer as well. The Lexis student representatives and not the Library take care of the Lexis printers.

Access Westlaw

OnePass (Username and Password) Questions

  • Check the Password FAQ or call the 24/7 Support at 1-800-850-WEST (9378) and select the Password option

Westlaw Research Questions and Issues

  • Call the 24/7 Support at 1-800-850-WEST (9378) and select Research Assistance

Westlaw Account Manager

Sue Moore Sue Moore
Email Sue
(770)-940-3388

 

Westlaw Student Representative

TBA

Summer Access

Summer 2020 Access

Lexis Advance

If you’re already registered for Lexis Advance, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access.  Access is unlimited for any purpose.

Westlaw

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, 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

B-Law

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

CaseMakerX

Current students are permitted to use their CasemakerX accounts during the summer without restriction. 

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