Unlike Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law, Westlaw continues to impose restrictions on students' use of academic accounts for legal research associated with intern/externships, summer associate positions, and clerking. Westlaw restricts access for those law students who do not register for summer access.
If you are a 1L or 2L, you may register for unlimited summer access to Westlaw ONLY if you are engaged in the following activities:
1) working as a research assistant for a faculty member;
2) taking a summer law school class or participating in a study abroad program;
3) participating in law review or moot court activities, including write-on competitions;
4) working in an unpaid externship or internship.
If you're graduating in May 2014, you can register for extended access to Westlaw. According to Westlaw, graduates who register for access can use Westlaw for six months following graduation. Graduating students will receive a Westlaw email with details on post-grad access this week.