Each service has different rules for continuing usage if you qualify for an extension. (Also see Academic Use Restrictions for Westlaw below.)
Lexis offers full access to Lexis Advance all summer (during June, July, and August) to continuing students for any reason (educational or commercial).
Students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically will have full access for any purpose through August 31, 2013. Students will have full access to Lexis.com near the end of June when a single log-on to Lexis Advance and Lexis.com is implemented; full access to Lexis.com will continue through August 31, 2013.
Westlaw offers 40 hours of access to WestlawNext and to Westlaw Classic for educational purposes in June and in July.
Students can extend access to full access over the summer if they have a valid educational need under one of the following provisions:
(Students who are provided stipends, grants or funding by their schools or organizations for non-profit work over the summer are receiving compensation and are not eligible for a summer password extension.)
For full access, after logging on to Westlaw, register at this link, OR log into Westlaw and look for the image that says "Need your Westlaw password this summer?" and click on the button that says "Go." By the way, Live Help for law school passwords will continue to be available all summer for WestlawNext, but it will be suspended for Westlaw Classic on May 31st and will resume service on August 1st.
Bloomberg Law offers full access to continuing students all summer for any reason (educational or commercial).
Continuing law students have off-campus access to the law library's subscription databases. A comprehensive list is available on the Subscription Database page. Once a student clicks on a database listed on the page above, he/she will be prompted to log-in. The user name and password are the same as the ones used to log into the law school network.
Lexis offers full access to Lexis Advance for graduating students through July 31, 2013 for any reason (academic, commercial, and Bar Review).
Students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically will have full access for any purpose through July 31, 2013. Students will have full access to Lexis.com near the end of June when a single log-on to Lexis Advance and Lexis.com is implemented; full access to Lexis.com will continue through July 31, 2013. All graduating students' IDs will expire on August 1, 2013.
Westlaw is offering graduating students 5 hours of access to WestlawNext and Westlaw Classic in June and in July to help prepare for the bar. Graduate access will expire on July 31, 2013.
Graduating students should have received an email from Westlaw allowing them to sign-up for the extension. If you did not receive this email and you are interested in the Westlaw summer access, log into Westlaw, and look for the image that says "Need your Westlaw password this summer?" Click on the "Go" button, and follow the instructions from there. In the alternative, you can go directly to this link.
Bloomberg Law offers graduating students full access for 6 months after graduation for any reason (educational or commercial).
Westlaw educational passwords may only be used by law students currently enrolled at the University of Miami and solely for educational purposes. This includes work for law classes, student bar journals, or other law student activities. In addition, usage is permitted when students work as research assistants for faculty members. Any other use, including research for outside employers or clients, is strictly prohibited.
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