Summer Lexis & Westlaw Access


Lexis and Westlaw have historically altered their access policy for students and recent graduates during the summer. The Law Library has recently received an update from both Sue Moore at Westlaw and Brittany Conklin at Lexis. They will provide summer access as described below.

Access and Restrictions for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls


Law students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis ID this summer. No registration is required.


You do not have to do anything to gain access to Westlaw over the summer.  However, there are use restrictions.

You may only use Westlaw 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 specific client at a law firm. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following but are not limited to:

  • Summer coursework or any type of academic research
  • Research Assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court or any trial competition research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship/Internship sponsored by the school
  • Practicing your research skills

Access for Graduating 3Ls


Graduates may access Lexis for free through December 31st, 2021. No registration is required.


You must register for Graduate access.

May 2021 Graduates will see grad access information when they sign on to – their access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1st – November 30th, they will have 60 hours of usage per month for six months. The direct link to extend for grad access is

If you have any questions about Westlaw grad access, please email Sue at

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