This guide brings together resources to help you with research questions that might arise during your summer employment. Anytime you have questions over the summer about any aspect of legal research or using the library, please feel free to ask a librarian! The Ross-Blakley Law Library is open all summer and librarians are available 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri in the reference office, by phone, or by e-mail. You can also make an individual appointment with a librarian through the Law Library webpage.
Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CALI
Your Westlaw password will remain active over the summer for a limited number of research hours. Westlaw does allow full summer access for the following permissible uses:
To extend your Westlaw access
Eligible students will need to register through lawschool.westlaw.com for a password extension and they must agree that they will use their password for educational purposes.
Access to Westlaw for Graduates
Graduating students will have access to WestlawNext and Westlaw Classic through November to prepare for the bar exam. To register for a password extension click here.
If you have any questions please contact our Westlaw Academic Account Manager, Stephanie Jeffrey, at email@example.com.
You will have unlimited access to your Lexis Advance account over the summer for any use, including paid positions.
To register for Summer Access
Lexis.com will also remain active over the summer and may be used to access materials that have not yet been transitioned to Lexis Advance. You can access Lexis.com using your Lexis.com ID until the consolidation of Lexis passwords occurs in June or July.
Access to Lexis Advance for Graduates
Graduating students will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance through July.
If you have any questions please contact our Account Executive, Zachary Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have unlimited access to your Bloomberg Law account during the summer for any use, including paid positions.
Access to Bloomberg Law for Graduates
Graduating students will have unlimited access to Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation.
If you have any questions, please contact our Bloomberg Law representative, Will Thompson at email@example.com.
You may use CALI lessons over the summer. Check out the Legal Research and Legal Writing lessons on CALI and make sure to look at the lesson on Arizona Legal Research: Primary Sources, written by our own Beth DiFelice! The access code and registration instructions for CALI can be found in our guide to Using CALI.
Suggested Research Guides from the Law Library
Below are some legal research guides that have been prepared by the Ross-Blakley Reference Librarians. You can also access our full list of Research Guides.
Statutory and Legislative History
Arizona Legal Research
Remote Access to Databases
The following databases are available on the ASU system, including remote access for ASU Law faculty, staff, and students. If you have trouble using any of these databases, please contact a Reference Librarian at Ask a Librarian.
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