Loyola University Chicago


School of Law


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

Bloomberg Law Access

Current Loyola Law 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 2017 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 Haley Harris, Loyola’s Bloomberg Law Client Success Manager (hharris@bna.com).

Lexis Access

Current Loyola Law students will have access to their Lexis accounts over the summer no matter where they work or who they are working for. 

Graduating students (JD or LLM) will have 6 months free access after graduation, plus access to Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, or Lexis for Microsoft Office. If they continue to work in public service and the organization does not have access they could qualify for the Aspire program. See http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/pdf/20170323034035_large.pdf for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon McDermott, Loyola’s Lexis Representative (shannon.mcdermott@lexisnexis.com).

Westlaw Access

Summer use for current students:

Current Loyola Law students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, over the summer for non-commercial research. Students can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in their research skills, but not in situations in which they are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for academic passwords include the following:

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

Students do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer.

Grad Elite:

Graduating Loyola Law Students can use Thomson Reuters products for 18-months after graduation. “Grad Elite” access gives students 60 hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practice Point
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView*
  • LegalEdcenter* -one-year, no CLE

Graduates will need to register for Grad Elite access, and should be able to do so through a pop-up that will be visible after logging into their Westlaw accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Tami Carson. Loyola’s Westlaw Academic Account Manager (Tami.Carson@thomsonreuters.com).