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Summer Research & Post-Graduation Access to Legal Databases: New Graduates

Graduate Access


May 2022 graduates will be able to use their law school Lexis accounts through December 31, 2022. You do not have to re-register. You'll have access to all of the Lexis content you used in law school except for public records.


May 2022 graduates will have access to Westlaw and Practical Law for six months (11/30/2022) following your graduation date.  You are limited to 60 hours of use per month. Make sure you log out when you aren't actively using Westlaw.

To activate your 6 months of Westlaw, you MUST go to Once you have logged in, use the drop-down menu by your name and select Grad Elite Status. Click on the "Extend My Access After Graduation" button to enroll.


Bloomberg Law provides graduate access to new graduates for six months after your graduation date. You must have activated your Bloomberg Law account as a student.

Other Databases:

You will be able to access our databases from off-campus as long as your PAWS login remains active. If you access the databases from off-campus, you will need to use the links found in the library's database list and log-in using your PAWS account information.

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