Law Library Summer Updates

Summer seems to be flying by. The law library has been busy this summer, and we’ve had some exciting updates.

The study rooms are open!

Law Library study rooms are available for reservation by law students. The study rooms vary in size and location and can accommodate groups as large as 10. On the fifth floor, there are rooms with monitors that you can use for group work. Some rooms have dry erase boards. To learn how to reserve a room, check out this blog post or the First Year Guide.

Circulation and Remote Reference remain available, with live reference resuming on July 29th.

The library building is open now through Wednesday, July 28th, during the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 10 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Reference remains available by chat (by using the red Chat Reference button in the upper left corner of the Law Library’s home page), by email, and by leaving a phone message at 404-413-9102. For current reference hours, please check out our homepage. Starting July 29th, live reference will resume, and the Reference Desk will be staffed to assist you during reference hours.

We moved the database list.

On Wednesday, May 26th, the Law Library launched a new database list tool titled “Law Library Databases A-Z.” It was initially housed on the main library page and has moved to our research guide platform. This new database list allows you to filter by subject, access platform, and vendor/publisher. It also provides featured popular law student databases. Learn more about this tool in this blog post.

Summer Lexis Access for Graduates and Continuing Students

Summer Lexis Access for Continuing Students

Students will automatically have unlimited access to Lexis Advance for the Summer. Lexis IDs may be used for any research purpose over the summer, for paid or unpaid positions as well as academic research.


Lexis Access for Students Graduating May 2018

May 2018 graduates will automatically have access to Lexis as you study for the bar and for six months after graduation. The Lexis Graduate homepage will include learning resources and employment tools for graduates.

Summer Westlaw Access for Graduates and Continuing Students

BeachSummer Westlaw Access for Continuing Students

Continuing students can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. Students can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in their research skills, but they cannot use them in situations where they 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
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

Westlaw Access for Students Graduating May 2018 

May 2018 graduates have access to Westlaw for 6 months after graduation (June 1-November 30, 2018) through a program called Grad Elite. This program gives graduates 60 hours of usage per month “to gain understanding and build confidence in their research skills.” Grad Elite access cannot be used in situations when a client is being billed. Sign up for Grad Elite by logging into

Please contact Sue Moore at for questions about access.

Summer and post-graduation password use

As exams draw closer, so does summer work and graduation. Curious about what you can do with your Bloomberg Law, Lexis, or Westlaw passwords? Read on…

Summer use for returning students:Beach view
Bloomberg Law and Lexis passwords can be used for any purpose, without restrictions, over the summer. Westlaw can be used for non-commercial research such as coursework; GRA work; Law Review, Moot Court, or STLA research; non-profit work; clinical work; or work for an official College of Law externship. Westlaw, through your academic account, cannot be used when a client will be billed.

Post-graduation use:
Bloomberg Law and Lexis are available for 6 months after graduation. Westlaw provides a 6 month extension after graduation for usage up to 60 hours per month. You will see a pop up when you log on to Westlaw beginning a couple of months before you graduate.

Lexis is also providing a graduation gift of a free subscription to one of three services. You will be able to select a free subscription to Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, or Lexis for Microsoft Office. If you are doing public interest work for a 501(c)(3), excluding government work or law firm work representing a non-profit, you may qualify for a Lexis ASPIRE ID. For more information on Lexis graduate programs, go to

If you have questions, please contact the appropriate College of Law representative.
Bloomberg Law: Terry Stedman
Lexis: Tracy Templeton
Westlaw: Sue Moore

Just Go.

Image by flickr user Sandcastlematt

Image by flickr user Sandcastlematt

It’s summer. The days are long, and the nights are cool(er).

Take some time to enjoy yourself. Do something out of the ordinary. Try new food. Explore a new part of town. Drive all night and see the sun rise on the beach.

Again, it’s summer. It doesn’t have to be all about Con Law, externships, and bar prep.

Have Fun.

Need suggestions?


Noodles Needed, but not Necessary

The dog days of summer are best spent at the pool.

Well, of course, only if it’s not raining.

Interested in one of the best pools around that is open and free to all GSU Law Students?

The GSU Indian Creek Recreation Area has a luxurious, outdoor pool surrounded by trees and a fantastic picnic area. It’s a peaceful oasis waiting for you.

There’s a kiddy pool, lane pool, lifeguards, beach lounge chairs, tables, and a bathroom/shower/changing building.

You can bring your family or non-GSU friends at only $3/person. It’s most relaxing. So take an afternoon or the whole day and get out of the city, without really leaving town. Just don’t forget your snacks and a noodle!


Currently enrolled students and current recreation members may use the facility for FREE!

$3.00 per visit: Non Recreation member GSU Faculty/Staff
$3.00 per visit: Non Recreation member GSU degree holding graduates

Guests of current student, member or GSU faculty/staff: $3.00 per person. There is a limit of 4 guests.


May 27 – August 25
Monday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

August 25 – September 2
Saturday & Sunday only: 11:30 a. m – 8 p.m.


Indian Creek Recreation Area
900 South Indian Creek Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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Take I-285 to Memorial Drive exit. Turn east on Memorial Drive and proceed about eight tenths of a mile. Turn right on Rockbridge Road. Turn right at the first traffic light on South Indian Creek Drive. The Indian Creek Lodge and Recreation Area is approximately one mile on the left, on property hidden by trees and marked by a GSU sign. The Indian Creek MARTA Station is one third of a mile west of the lodge. Parking is limited to paved areas.

More information?

Contact Adam Penn: / 404-413-1775

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