Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw

Student access to Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw is based on New York Law School’s academic subscription plans.  Each has summer access provisions and usage policies for continuing and graduating students.

Students no longer need to contact LexisNexis and/or Westlaw to extend their passwords for use over the summer.

Bloomberg Law: Bloomberg Law offers students unlimited and unrestricted access to your Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose over the summer. Graduating students will retain unlimited and unrestricted access to their accounts for 6 months after graduation.

LexisNexis: From April 30 to August 20, 2017, students may use their Lexis Advance password for any purpose at school or at work. LexisNexis permits graduating students to continue to use their law school LexisNexis account through December 31, 2017, and need not do anything further to do so. This access is intended to help you study for the bar, conduct your job search and become more efficient in Lexis Advance research.  Graduates engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may apply to the ASPIRE program, which provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service and Matthew Bender treatises.  To apply for the ASPIRE program, visit:

Westlaw: Students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research.  Students can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but students cannot use them in situations where they are billing a client.

For 6 months after graduation, graduates have access to Westlaw and Practical Law for 60 hours per month.  Usage is for non-commercial purposes.  It may not be used in situations where a graduate is billing a client.  In addition, graduates get access to job search databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18 months after graduation for 1 hour a month.

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