This summer Lexis will allow full access for any use–academic research, internships and externships, even your job. In addition, Lexis will allow May 2013 graduates to have full access to Lexis Advance through August 1. Lexis summer access is automatic–you don’t have to do anything to extend your password.
Westlaw still requires that you extend your password for summer access. There are separate links for current and graduating students. Current students are restricted to the following uses:
- Summer law school classes
- Law review or law journal work
- Project for a professor
- Moot court
- Unpaid, nonprofit public interest internship/externship pro bono work required for graduation.
Passwords may NOT be used for research for law firms, government agencies, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework.
Graduating students’ passwords expire on May 31, 2013 but can be extended for bar preparation. Note that password extension in no way alters the WestlawRewards membership agreement. WestlawRewards points expire 30 days after graduation.
One last thing–the Law Library website has a number of research guides that you might find helpful, especially the guide to Free and Low Cost Resources for Legal Research. Remember that the reference librarians are here all summer long and that you can always call the reference desk at 914-422-4208, or use our Ask Us service to email questions.