Summer Access to Legal Research Databases, Summer 2023

During the summer, continuing students retain access to all of NYLS databases (HeinOnline, ProQuest, TaxNotes, etc.) including Lexis and Bloomberg Law.  Westlaw access for current students includes some restrictions.


You will automatically have free unlimited use of your law school Lexis ID this summer. This includes workplace related research (but check with your employer first; many firms prefer summer associates use a firm-issued Lexis ID for client work). If you have any questions, please contact our account manager, Nejat Bumin.


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 (either required for graduation or as part of a class)
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

If you have any questions, please contact our Westlaw Account Manager Shawn Lopez.


You may continue to use your Bloomberg Law account for any purpose. If you haven’t already signed up for a Bloomberg Law account, go to and click on “Academic Registration” (you must use your NYLS email).

For assistance using Bloomberg Law, students and graduates continue to have free access to the 24/7 Help Desk at (888) 560-2529 or You can also contact our Bloomberg Law Relationship Manager, Stefanie Schuette.


Continuing students have full access over the summer to most other online library resources. You’ll need to login with your NYLS network password. If you need HeinOnline, Law360, Proquest Congressional or most other databases, you’re all set!

QUESTIONS? Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions about summer access, or any other research related questions over the summer:

T 212.431.2332


Chat With the Reference Desk

Log in to Microsoft Teams with your NYLS network ID, and use Microsoft Web App to connect.