BLS Graduates & Law Students: Summer Access to Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw

Brooklyn Law School provides graduates and current law students summer access to the big three legal research services:

Bloomberg Law logo

Bloomberg Law Summer Access:

Bloomberg Law is a legal, regulatory, and compliance research platform, with global coverage, offering a suite of news, data and analytics to the legal and compliance community. Bloomberg Law integrates comprehensive legal content, company and client information, and news all in one easy to use interface. In December 2009, it officially launched its comprehensive, Web-based service. Bloomberg Law database includes:federal and state cases: legislative and regulatory materials; unlimited access to dockets; sample agreements, Edgar filings, and forms; and Bloomberg Law Reports, their proprietary current awareness publications. If you have any questions please contact Pamela Haahr, our Bloomberg Law Representative, or contact Bloomberg Law at 212-318-2800.

  • Graduates for Bar Exam Preparation:

    Bloomberg Law offers free access to BLS graduates. You will continue to receive access to Bloomberg Law for up to six months after graduation.

  • Unemployed Graduates for After Bar Exam:

    Any graduate who has not secured a full-time position may contact Pamela Haahr, our Bloomberg Law Representative, or contact Bloomberg Law at 212-318-2800 regarding extensions your one year after graduation access.

  • Current Students and Summer Associates:

    Receive complimentary access through graduation including over the summer. Go to Bloomberg Law and elect Request a Trial.

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LexisNexis Summer Access: Please review the options below. If you have any questions please contact Thomas Daniel, our LexisNexis Representative.

  • Full Access to LexisNexis for Current Students or Graduates:

    • Class preparation and assignments
    • Research associated with moot court or law review / law journal
    • Research associated with pursuing a grant or scholarship
    • Service as a research assistant to a professor (either paid or unpaid)
    • An unpaid internship/externship or clinic position for school credit
    • Bar Review
    • Clerkship for credit
    • Research skill improvement for educational (non-commercial) purposes
    • The Register Now button from the sign-on page:
      1. Click Register Now to the right of the LexisNexis Custom ID and Password fields.
      2. Enter your 7 character activation code and click Next.
      3. Click to check the Summer Access Sign Up box to certify that you need your ID for a legitimate summer use.
      4. Select your qualifying use.
      5. Click Next.
    • The Register Now link on the “Need to do research over the summer?” scrolling information banner:
      1. Click to check the Summer Access Sign Up box to certify that you need your ID for a legitimate summer use.
      2. Select your qualifying use.
      3. Click Next.
    • The Update Registration Information on the “Get Help” tab after you sign on:
      1. Click the Register Now link on the Need to research over the summer? banner.
      2. Click Register for Summer Access.
      3. Click to check the Summer Access Sign Up box to certify that you need your ID for a legitimate summer use.
      4. Select your qualifying use.
      5. Click Next.
  • You can obtain full access to the LexisNexis services for the summer only by participating in one of the following qualifying summer activities:

    To register for Full Access to LexisNexis:

    Launch the LexisNexis Law School website and use one or more of the following registration methods are available to you, select either:

  • LexisNexis Aspire Access to Current Law Students and Graduates:

    • LexisNexis Aspire Coverage

      : Federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s®,and Matthew Bender® treatises. All other materials will not be visible.

    • LexisNexis Aspire Eligibility Requirements:
      • All spring 2010 graduates who pursue verifiable public interest work, including:
        • Deferred fall associates pursuing public interest.
        • 2010 graduates pursuing public interest work while searching for employment.
        • 2010 graduates who pursue public interest work as a continuing profession.
      • Rising 2Ls and 3Ls who pursue verifiable public interest work. You must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization.
    • LexisNexis Aspire Eligibility Exclusions:
      • Government work (even if unpaid).
      • Work for a law firm (even if it represents a non-profit organization).
      • Solo practice (even if it encompasses non-profit work).
      • Pro bono work that is not non-profit or charitable in nature.
    • LexisNexis Aspire Registration Process:

      If you meet the eligibility requirements below, please go to the LexisNexis Aspire web site to register. You will need to provide documentation verifying your public interest position, preferably a letter from the organization. This documentation must clearly state that the work you will be doing is for a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Students who apply after June 1st will receive their ID within 5 business days. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Access begins June 1 and continues to August 1, 2010.

  • If you are providing public service may apply for LexisNexis Aspire Access access a limited version of LexisNexis services free of charge.

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Westlaw Summer Access:

Please review the options below. If you have any questions please contact Stefanie Efranti, our Westlaw Representative,
or contact the Westlaw 24 hrs. hotline for help at 1-800-850-9378.

  • Graduates for Bar Exam:

    The students in the class of 2010 can request a password extension on Westlaw for extended access through the end of July while they study for the bar exam. To extend, the students need to sign on to the Westlaw Law School site and select the “Need Westlaw This Summer” icon with the clock on the right side of the site. Select the option to request an extension for graduates and their request will be submitted. Summer access for graduates expires on 8/1/2010. Access is available for 5 hours for June and July. If students don’t complete the summer extension form then they will have limited Westlaw access in June and July beginning on June 1, 2010. Note: all BLS graduates will have access to the job search databases on Westlaw for a year from their graduation date.

  • Unemployed Graduates for After Bar Exam:

    Students who want to request additional access to Westlaw after the bar exam due to being deferred in their jobs or for other purposes can check out Westlaw’s Between Cases site. This is a special online resource for displaced associates seeking employment and networking opportunities. The site includes job search tools, legal education offerings from the West LegalEdCenter, information and resources for setting up a private practice, and special offers from Westlaw and other West services. The goal of the site is to help job seekers in the legal industry stay connected with their peers and prospective employers as they navigate the transition to their next assignment. Note: all BLS graduates will have access to the job search databases on Westlaw for a year from their graduation date.

  • Current Law Students Not Taking Summer Classes:

    Eligible students need to sign onto Westlaw Law School website and select the “Need Westlaw This Summer” icon on the right side of the site with the clock picture.

    • Eligible Students:

      Westlaw Summer Extension access is available for rising 2ls and 3Ls who are on a BLS law journal, a BLS moot court, working with a professor, or working at an unpaid internship. Just select the appropriate category before submitting your request.

    • Scope of Access:

      Westlaw Summer Extension Access is unlimited. Access continues through July 31, 2010. All other students: You are not eligible Limited WestlawAccess is available for 5 hours for June and July for all students. If students don’t complete the summer extension form then they will have limited Westlaw access in June and July beginning on June 1, 2010.

  • Current Students Taking Summer Classes:

    Eligible students need to sign on the Westlaw Law School website and select the “Need Westlaw This Summer” icon on the right side of the site with the clock picture.

    • Eligible Students:

      Westlaw Summer Extension access is available for rising 2ls and 3Ls who are taking summer classes.

    • Scope of Access:

      Westlaw Summer Extension Access is unlimited. Access continues through July 31, 2010. All students will have their full access restored on August 1,2010.

  • All other students:

    You are not eligible Westlaw Summer Extension Access, you qualify for the Westlaw Limited Access.

    • Scope of Access:

      Westlaw Limited Access is available for only 5 hours for June and July for all students. Note: Effective June 1, 2010 all students who do not complete Westlaw Summer Extension process will only have Westlaw Limited Access from June 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010. All students be restored to full access on August 1, 2010.

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