Summer Electronic Database Access

Wondering whether you can use Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg at your summer jobs?

LexisAdvanceLexis Advance:
Your law school log-in will allow you unlimited access to all legal content and news in Lexis all summer for both academic and professional purposes.  Some employers may give you a Lexis ID of their own to use for work purposes.

Your law school log-in will remain active all summer without any action from you.  You will also continue to earn points during the summer.

Class of 2016, your Lexis IDs will shift to graduate Lexis IDs on July 1st.  You may use Lexis to study for the bar, prepare for job interviews, and at your new positions until December 31st, 2016.

Westlaw will extend access for students who are participating in the following activities:

  • Working for a law review of journal
  • Working as a research assistant for a law professor
  • Doing moot court work
  • Taking summer law school classes, or completing papers or other academic project for spring semester
  • Doing pro bono work that is required for graduation
  • doing an unpaid private non-profit (non-government) internship or externship

You may NOT use your student password if doing any of the following:

  • Working at a law firm
  • Working at a corporation
  • Working at a government office or agency
  • For other purposes unrelated to law school

To extend your Westlaw log-in and password for access over the summer, visit the Westlaw password extension page.

Class of 2016, to extend your access through this fall, contact our Westlaw rep, Erica Mohai at

bbergBloomberg Law:
Bloomberg places no restrictions on student usage during the summer, but you are expected to use your workplace’s Bloomberg account if they have one.

Author: Alyson Drake

Alyson Drake is the Assistant Director for Public Services and the Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program at Texas Tech University Law School, where she also teaches courses in Texas Legal Research, and Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research and administers the Legal Practice Program's research workshops. She blogs at