Access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law for Recent Graduates

As you prepare for the bar exam, we wanted to remind you about the ways in which you can still benefit from The Mendik Library. For a summary of all resources, please visit our Student Services guide:

Recent law grads have access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law for a limited amount of time after you graduate. Please see the details below.


You do not need to do anything to be able to continue to use your law school Lexis account through December 31, 2024. Just use the same Lexis account log on credentials you used during law school. This access is intended to help you study for the bar, conduct your job search and become more efficient in Lexis+ research.

ASPIRE Program: The ASPIRE (Associates Serving Public Interest Research) program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service and Matthew Bender treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Graduates who apply to this program must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization, and be able to provide documentation (e.g. email) from a supervisor of the same. Exclusions include government work (even if unpaid), work for a law firm (even if it represents a non-profit organization), and solo practice (even if it encompasses non-profit work). 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. Graduates should receive a new Lexis+ ID about a week after they submit the completed application.

To apply for the ASPIRE program, please contact our LexisNexis representative, Nejat Bumin, Esq. (email:; 551-580-1920).

Note: Students who have changed their expected graduation date since they first created their NYLS account must contact LexisNexis Customer Service (800-45 LEXIS) to change their graduation date on the LexisNexis system.

Westlaw Grad Elite

Graduates have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation by registering for Grad Elite access.

This will give you access to these Thomson Reuters products for 60-hours per month. While you cannot use these products in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use the tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam. In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1 hour a month. If you have any questions, please contact our Westlaw Account Manager Shawn Lopez (

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law offers students unlimited and unrestricted access to their Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose, anytime, anywhere, including for use over the summer. 2024 graduating students will retain unlimited and unrestricted access to their accounts through November 31, 2024.

Please contact the Reference Desk (212.431.2332; or sign into Microsoft Teams during Reference hours) if you need any assistance.