Graduating Students: Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw

Congratulations to our graduating students.  Below are vendors’ access policies for use of their databases after graduation:

Bloomberg Law: Access for 6 months after graduation.  Register here for a Bloomberg Law account, if you do not already have one.  Enter your BLS email in the registration form.

Lexis: Access Lexis Advance through a law school account until July 31, 2013.  Register here for a Lexis Advance law school account, if you do not already have one.  Also, Lexis will email BLS graduates to describe its new Graduate ID program, which requires graduating students to register for a new ID that Lexis will provide via email in early July.  Lexis states that the “new ID will be active until December 31, 2013 for educational, bar review and job search purposes only…Students cannot use this ID for commercial purposes.”  Alternatively, graduating students who will be engaging in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work can register for the Lexis ASPIRE program.  Lexis states that graduates may apply for either the Graduate ID or the ASPIRE ID (if eligible).  Questions?  Email marybeth.drain@lexisnexis.com

Westlaw Classic & WestlawNext: Access through November 2013, if graduating students register to extend their passwords.  The extension form is posted on the main www.lawschool.westlaw.com homepage.  Sign on to the site and select the “need Westlaw this summer” icon on the main page to complete the extension form.  Additionally, graduates will have access to Westlaw’s job search databases for one year after graduation.  Questions?  Email Stefanie.efrati@thomsonreuters.com

Also, BLS alumni who visit Brooklyn Law School Library are welcome to use Lexis Academic to search news, U.S. federal and state cases, law review articles and company data.  Finally, reference librarians can show you how to access   free gateways to law such as the Federal Digital System, Justia and the Legal Information Institute.

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