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.

Westlaw:westlaw

Students automatically get FULL access all year-round (180 hours per month). You do not have to do anything to gain access over the summer.

Please be reminded that the academic use restriction applies to summer access. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

bbergBloomberg Law:

Bloomberg Law offers students unlimited and unrestricted access to your Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose, anytime, anywhere, including for use over the summer.

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 www.legalresearchpedagogy.com.