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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bloomberg, Lexis, Westlaw Access for Continuing & Graduating Students



Access over summer and beyond




Graduating Students: you have continued access to Bloomberg Law for 6 mos. after Graduation.This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited.

Continuing Students: you have continued access to Bloomberg Law over the summer.This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited.



Graduating Students: you may continue to access Lexis Advance until December 31, 2017. Your view will change to a Graduate homepage to reflect your new status in July. Graduates going into non-profit work may apply for an ASPIRE ID which lasts 12 months beyond graduation. Find out about both of these free programs at lexisnexis.com/grad-access >.

Continuing Students: you have continued access to Lexis Advance over the summer. This access is automatic (no registration required) and unlimited.



Graduating Students: you have access to Westlaw and Practical Law, for six months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

In addition, you have access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1 hour per month.

Extend access by logging into www.lawschool.westlaw.com.

Continuing Students: you can use Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include:

Summer coursework
Research assistant assignments
Law Review or Journal research
Moot Court research
Non-Profit work
Clinical work
Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Mollie Benson.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Legal Research Brown Bag Sessions, Apr. 4th - 6th


Ready to hit the ground running at your next internship, clerkship or externship?


These 50 minute sessions will sharpen your legal research skills and help you hit the ground practice ready this summer! Bring your lunch. Delicious cookies provided!

Land of 10,000 Laws: Minnesota Legal Research

Tuesday, April 4th 12:20 -1:10 p.m. Room N-202

This session will cover researching Minnesota law using primary sources (statutes, cases, and regulations) and secondary sources (treatises and practice materials such as CLE publications). (Vicente Garces, presenter)

Free & Frugal Legal Research

Wednesday, April 5th 12:20 -1:10 p.m. Room N-209

Learn about free and low-cost research resources, as well as tips and advice on researching efficiently. (Scott Uhl, presenter)

Research Strategy & Process

Thursday, April 7th 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. Room N-204

Advice on how to approach a typical research assignment; questions you should ask; where to begin; research sources and methods; what to do when you’re stuck. (Vicente Garces, presenter)