As in previous years, Westlaw is limiting law students' summer access to Westlaw and WestlawNext. In a few weeks, Westlaw's home page, lawschool.westlaw.com, will display a link allowing students to register for summer access. You must register yourself for summer access. Westlaw only allows summer access registration for students who fit the following categories:
Westlaw offers extensions of your educational password for summer classes, journal work, projects for faculty, moot court, unpaid/non-profit public interest internships or externships, or a pro bono project that is required for graduation. There is no password extension for any paid work (including work paid by stipend) or for work in the courts or for the government (even if unpaid). Students in paid positions (or who work for the government) should consult their employers about obtaining Westlaw access. Recent graduates can also extend their passwords to obtain additional hours of research time for bar exam study. If you qualify for a summer extension of your Westlaw password, log into http://lawschool.westlaw.com and look for the link to extend on the welcome screen.
Lexis announced last week that Lexis Advance will be available to all law students without any restrictions this summer. In the past, Lexis and Westlaw have restricted summer access to students taking classes, working for a journal or for a professor, or working in an externship for course credit. These restrictions do not apply to Lexis Advance during Summer 2013. If you are a USF Law student and have not yet registered for Lexis Advance, please contact our representative, Alicia Luchetti, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for assistance with registration.