Summer Access to Databases

Each service has different rules for continuing usage over the summer. (Also see Academic Use Restrictions for Westlaw below.)

Summer Use Restrictions for Continuing Students

Lexis

Continuing students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically will have full access to Lexis Advance for any purpose during May, June, and July 2020.

Westlaw

Westlaw offers some access for educational (non-commercial) purposes over the summer for continuing students.  

Examples of permissible summer uses include:
•    taking summer classes;
•    law review member;
•    moot court member;
•    faculty research assistant; 
•    unpaid non-profit public interest internship/externship;
•    clinical work for school credit, and 
•    externship for school credit.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students with a registered Bloomberg Law ID automatically will have full access all summer for any reason (educational or commercial).

Subscription Databases

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 with their University of Miami CaneID (CaneLink username without the @miami.edu) and password. 

For Graduating Students

Lexis

Graduating students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically will have full access to Lexis Advance through February 28, 2021.  Graduating students’ view of the Lexis Home Page will switch from their current view to the graduate view in July.  

Westlaw

Westlaw is offering graduating students full access to Westlaw and Practical Law for 60 hours per month for non-commercial use through November 30, 2020 to help study for the bar and for job searching purposes, but you must take action to get this access!  

To extend your access through November 30, 2020, log into Westlaw at www.lawschool.tr.com and follow the instructions.  

If you extended your access through November 30, 2020, you will continue to have access to Westlaw for job searching purposes for 1 hour per month through November 2021.

Bloomberg Law

Graduating students with a registered Bloomberg Law ID automatically will have full access until June 1, 2021 for any reason (educational or commercial).

Questions

For any questions regarding these services over the summer, please, use Ask a Librarian, or e-mail Pam Lucken.

Academic Use Restrictions

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 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.

Westlaw educational passwords may only be used by graduating students who extend their passwords for bar study and job search purposes through November 30, 2020, and for job searching purposes only through November 2021.  Any other use, including research for outside employers or clients, is strictly prohibited.

QUICKLINKS

Training
Library Hours
Library Staff
Ask a Librarian

ACCESSING DATABASES FROM OFF-CAMPUS OR USING WIRELESS
Instructions: Video  |  Text

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Library Reference: 305-284-3585
Library Circulation: 305-284-3563
Automated Operator: 305-284-2250
Copy Center: 305-284-3272
Computer Help Desk: 305-284-5297

 

QUOTE
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian

QUICKLINKS

Training
Library Hours
Library Staff
Ask a Librarian

ACCESSING DATABASES FROM OFF-CAMPUS OR USING WIRELESS
Instructions: Video  |  Text

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Library Reference: 305-284-3585
Library Circulation: 305-284-3563
Automated Operator: 305-284-2250
Copy Center: 305-284-3272
Computer Help Desk: 305-284-5297

 

QUOTE
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian