The end of the semester draws near, so it’s time to start thinking about whether you’ll need your law school Lexis and Westlaw accounts this summer. Full access to Lexis and Westlaw is turned off May 31 and does not reactivate until August. However, if you meet one or more conditions you can extend your password for the summer—maintaining the access you have while in school. These conditions cover various non-commercial activities, including public interest work, working as a faculty research assistant, journal or moot court research, and bar review. A major new development this year is the addition of Lexis’ ASPIRE program, which is specifically designed for students and graduates doing public interest work.
Passwords must be extended by May 31. Basically, you’ll complete an online form indicating to Lexis and West why you need full access during the summer. Complete extension details for both Lexis and Westlaw are provided here.