Summer and Post-Graduation Database Access

TTU Law Library is committed to providing resources to support our summer associates and graduates as you take the next step in your legal career.


Continuing students will automatically have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required. 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

If continuing students are working for a firm or a for-profit organization, you should use the Westlaw account provided by your employer.

Graduating students can register for Westlaw’s Westlaw Grad Elite program. Westlaw’s Graduate Elite Program provides up to 60 hours of unpaid, non-commercial usage of Westlaw per month through November 30, 2023. In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1 hour a month.

Lexis +

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer for any purpose at school or at work, including any paid or unpaid legal work, though employers may prefer summer associates use a firm-provided ID for client work.

Graduating 3Ls will automatically have continued access to Lexis upon graduation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via our law school IDs through December 31, 2022. The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 10, 2022.

The ASPIRE program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Graduates who apply to this program must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization, and be able to provide documentation (e.g. email) from a superior of the same.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students will have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. May 2022 graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law.

If you have access issues to those databases, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at

Earplugs Available at the Circulation Desk

With final exams coming soon in the next few weeks, the Law Library is offering earplugs for students’ daily learning and final exams preparation. Just pick one up at the Law Library’s Circulation Desk. First come, first served.

The Law Library encourages quiet conversation and collaborative academic work. However, students should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations or other noisy behavior. When you experience noise in the Law Library, please do not hesitate to submit a Library Noise Report.  

New Legal Research Platform for Law School: Fastcase

As Texas attorneys, the State Bar of Texas provides access to an online legal research system that you may not yet be aware of— Fastcase. Typically, most state bar associations provide access to Fastcase or other similar systems. Fastcase can meet most attorneys’ research needs by providing access to primary law (e.g., statutes, administrative rules and regulations, and case law) and limited secondary sources.

You do not need to wait for your bar license to use Fastcase, as law students you can find it in the law library Electronic Resources List and obtain immediate access to Fastcase with your eRaider. We encourage you to use it so that you become proficient with the systems upon graduation.

If you have any questions, please email Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at

RIA Checkpoint Multistate Taxation Coverage Change

RIA Checkpoint will be adjusting our current Checkpoint package. Effective February 28, 2022, the Journal of Multistate Taxation & Incentives will be discontinued and removed from our Checkpoint package. Going forward, our multistate taxation coverage can be found in the Journal of Taxation which is already part of our current subscription. The Journal of Taxation will include relevant articles regarding multistate taxation as part of its broad scope of coverage. The Journal of Taxation takes a wide-angle approach to taxpayers and tax topics, covering individuals and corporations, estates and trusts, partnerships, and other pass-throughs. It also covers issues arising in tax accounting, real estate transactions, compensation and employee benefits, retirement plans, and cross-border transactions.

If you have any questions, please contact Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at

Announcing the Aspen Learning Library (formerly Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library)

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library was recently rebranded as Aspen Learning Library. Aspen Learning Library has a new domain:

What does it mean to us?

·         You can still use your Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library credentials to log in to Aspen Learning Library.

·         If you do not have Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library credentials, please use the link in our Electronic Resources List to access Aspen Learning Library.

·         All the materials of Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library are available on the new Aspen Learning Library platform.

·         All previously saved and bookmarked links will work as expected and be routed appropriately to However, we recommend you update all previously saved and bookmarked links that start with

If you have any questions, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at