Westlaw has extended access for graduating students through November 2013!
May 2013 graduates must extend their passwords on the Westlaw law school home page by clicking on the “Need Westlaw this summer?” advertisement. Graduating law students receive 60 hours of usage per month per platform (Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext) through November instead of just through July.
Questions? Please contact Lynn Lenart at 330-972-6357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Westlaw printing for The University of Akron law students, faculty and staff will end in May. Westlaw is removing their printers from all law schools in the United States. You can still print from Westlaw by sending your print jobs to the law school’s network printers or to your personal printer.
There are new features in WestlawNext that should help you transition from paper to a more ‘green’ digital world. Electronic file sharing is common in law firms so developing good habits now as a law student helps in preparing you for the work world.
Use folders to save all your work and easily share with fellow Akron law students or faculty. Your folders are located in WestlawNext in the upper right corner. Your saved material in the folders is automatically updated by Westlaw and always reflects current law. There is no limit in the number of documents you can save in your folders.
If you forget to save your research in a folder, don’t worry. Your research history is automatically saved for one year; including all document views and searches. You can also search within your history or use filters to find specific documents.
If Westlaw is removing their printers, what about Lexis?
Lexis is still committed to supporting their law school printers. You can still print from Lexis to the free Lexis printer.
Questions? Please contact Lynn Lenart, email@example.com, or call 330-972-6357.
Your Westlaw password may be used for academic purposes only. If you are not graduating this summer and are taking law classes or participating in a qualified program, you will have to extend your Westlaw password to keep it active. If you do not qualify for an extension, you will still have 40 hours available on Westlaw and WestlawNext in the months of June and July. You may use these 40 hours to improve your research skills and complete online trainings.
Here are the programs that qualify extending your Westlaw password for the summer:
Using your academic Westlaw password for commercial purposes is not permitted. Commercial purposes is defined by Westlaw as “research conducted for a law firm, corporation or other entity (unrelated to law school) that is paying you to conduct said research or that is passing along the costs of said research to a third party.”
Here is the link to extend your Westlaw password for the summer.
For questions, please contact Lynn Lenart at 330-972-6357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time ever, law students are permitted to use their Lexis Advance law school access for their employer this summer. Note: This is just for the summer.
Here is the notice from Lexis:
We are happy to announce that your law school Lexis Advance ID will remain active during the summer and that you will have unlimited access to the content available to you in law school to be used for your academic, as well as any summer associate or internship/clerkship purposes. Whether working in a firm, government agency, any of the courts, or brushing up on your cost effective research skills, you will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance.
We understand that as a law student, your legal education does not stop during the summer. In fact, some of your most valuable and practical legal education occurs during your participation in summer associate and internship or clerkship programs. In recognition of this, for the months of June, July and August of this year, we are expanding the permissible uses of your law school Lexis Advance ID to include use by you in these programs, including all research or other work you perform for the firm, agency, or court. You simply need to be registered for Lexis Advance.
Mon.-Fri., May 20-24, 8:00-7:00
Sat., May 25, 9:00-6:00
Sun., May 26, noon-9:00
Exception: Memorial Day, Mon., May 27- Closed
May 28-Aug. 2
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