LexisNexis, Westlaw, & Loislaw Summer Access

It is the policy of LexisNexis and Westlaw to restrict summer access to those not involved in law school activities. Full access will resume August 1st. If you will be doing law-school related research, however, you may request full access to both databases by registering before the end of May. Instructions follow. LexisNexis To register, go to LexisNexis and click on the Summer Access Registration link or the graphic in the rotating banner at www.lexis.com/lawschool. If you do not register, your LexisNexis law school ID will be limited to only career materials as of June 1st. You must verify that you will be doing one of the following:

  • Summer School (includes Clinics)
  • School-Related Research Assignment
  • Moot Court Research
  • Law Review or Journal research (includes 1Ls writing on)
  • Working as a Professor's Research Assistant
  • Non-Profit Externship (includes Public Interest position)
  • Unpaid Internship/Externship (or small stipend)
  • Bar Review
  • Anything involving class credit
For specific questions, please contact our LexisNexis representative, Carolyn Bach. Westlaw During the months of June and July you are allotted two hours of usage per month. To extend your Westlaw password beyond those two hours, sign on to lawschool.westlaw.com and follow the summer access link. To be granted full access, you must be doing one of the following things this summer:
  • taking summer classes
  • law review or journal work
  • research for law faculty
  • moot court competition
  • unpaid public interest intern/externships (this excludes working for state or local governments or the courts)
  • pro bono work required for graduation
For specific questions, please contact our Westlaw representative, Matt Singewald. Loislaw Note that your password for Loislaw does not expire over the summer, and your use of Loislaw is not restricted to educational purposes. UW Law School students who do not have a Loislaw password, may request one through the Law Library Web site.

Submitted by Bonnie Shucha on May 1, 2008

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