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Summer Westlaw/Lexis access – NOT automatic

Students and Alumni do not have continued access to Westlaw/WestlawNext and Lexis.com over the summer without taking affirmative steps to extend access. The criteria for summer access are set forth below categorized by continuing student or graduate.

Continuing Students:
Westlaw
Full access to Westlaw will end on May 31st for the summer.  If you are enrolled and earning class credit this summer, in Law Review, working on Moot Court, or a summer faculty research assistant you can extend your Westlaw password for the summer by logging into Westlaw and click on the banner “Westlaw Password Extension?” Please note that Westlaw is only available to those working for a non-profit organization if you are receiving course credit and are not receiving pay.

Lexis
If you are enrolled and earning class credit this summer, in Law Review, working on Moot Court, earning Pro Bono hours for the Certificate, or a summer faculty research assistant, you can extend your full Lexis.com password for the summer by logging into Lexis and clicking on the “continue summer access” box. If you have not extended your access by May 31st, your access will be “limited.” However, you can still extend your access anytime during the summer and your access will be restored to regular access within a few hours. Your Lexis Advanced access will remain active with no action on your part.

Emails from Westlaw/Lexis
If you don’t want to receive emails from Westlaw and Lexis (and you are), please “Update” your password profile in Westlaw or “Manage your Account” in Lexis.

Alumni (Graduates):
Congratulations to our graduating students. Here is some Alumni and Summer Access Information.

Alumni Coastal Library Access
Alumni have FULL access (except for databases that require personal passwords) to the LTC for two semesters (ex. Summer and Fall semesters) after graduation. At the end of the second semester, we ask you to register as an Alumnus. See the full policy for more information about our continued services to alumni click here.

Lexis
You can extend full access to Lexis.com through the summer by logging into Lexis and clicking on the “continue summer access” box. If you have not extended your access by May 31st, your access will be “limited.” However, you can still extend your access anytime during the summer and your access will be restored to regular access within a few hours. All graduates’ IDs will be deactivated on August 1st. Your last day to earn LexisNexis points is May 31st and you must spend these points by July 31, 2012. Your Lexis Advanced access will remain active through the end of July with no action on your part.

Westlaw
Starting June 1, 2012, Westlaw student passwords are “active” for one year post graduation, but only for “Job-Related” databases. “Job-Related” is essentially the West Legal Directory, AFJ, Profiler-ALL and a handful of other directories. If a graduate tries to access anything else, they will get “not available under your subscription” message.

If you would like to have access to Westlaw to study for the bar in June and July, you must register for a Graduate Password. To request a Graduate Password, click on the ad for “continue summer access box” that displays when you logon at Westlaw. Students who register for a Graduate Password will have 10 hours of Westlaw per month (10 hours in June and 10 hours in July) to help them prepare for the bar.  Westlaw points for May graduates will expire on June 30th.