Loyola University Chicago


School of Law


Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw for Summer Students and Graduating Students

Bloomberg Law Access

Current 1Ls and 2Ls will have unlimited access to their Bloomberg Law accounts for both academic and work-related research during the summer months, just as they do during the school year. No special registration is required.

Spring 2016 graduates will have unlimited, unrestricted access to their Bloomberg Law accounts for six months after graduation. Again, no special registration is required.

If you have any questions about summer or post-graduate Bloomberg Law access, please contact Valerie Carullo, Loyola’s Law School Relationship Manager for Bloomberg Law, at vcarullo@bna.com.

Lexis Access

Current 1Ls and 2Ls will have full access to their Lexis Advance accounts with their law school ID all summer. This includes both academic use and work use (no restrictions). There is no need to register; full access is automatically provided.

Spring 2016 graduates will have full access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2016. Please note that on July 1st, the Spring graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from their current view to the “graduate view”. This new view will provide helpful information for careers and job searching.

If you have any questions about summer or post-graduate Lexis access, please contact Jonnell Simpson, Loyola’s Lexis Account Executive, at jonnell.simpson@lexisnexis.com


In order to obtain unlimited access to their Westlaw accounts during the summer months, current 1Ls and 2Ls will need to register their accounts using the link on the Westlaw home page. Permissible uses of a student password during the summer months include:

  • Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
  • Law Review and Journal work, including write-on competitions
  • Research assistantships
  • Moot court
  • Unpaid internships/externships
  • Bar exam preparation
  • Job searching

Please keep in mind that summer Westlaw access is still subject to the same academic usage restriction that applies during the school year; you may not use your Loyola Westlaw password for work-related summer research projects.

Graduating students may extend access while studying for the bar by registering for Grad Elite program. Look for the link to the Grad Survey on the Westlaw home page. Registered students will retain Westlaw access for 60 hours through November 30th 2016, plus one hour of limited research per month for 12 months after November 2016 for academic purposes, bar exam preparation, and job search assistance.

If you have any questions about summer or post-graduate Westlaw access, please contact Dennis Elverman, Loyola’s Westlaw Account Manager, at dennis.elverman@thomsonreuters.com