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Continuity of Services: Summer Access

This guide covers: HUSL Library services, student and faculty resources, and coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer Access

Lexis

LEXIS ADVANCE

In summary, everyone has unlimited summer access.  Recent graduates will automatically have a homepage switch in July and will continue to have almost the same research resources available to them until December 31, 2020 (just minute public records).

 

CURRENT / RETURNING STUDENTS

You can use your law school accounts for any summer job (big law, small law, government, in-house, your mother's small law firm, etc.).  The only restriction on use may come from your employer (some AmLaw100 firms prefer that summer associates use accounts linked to their firm so they can billback to clients).

 

GRADUATING 3Ls

All points must be redeemed by June 30th, otherwise they will expire.  You will access to your current account until July 1.  On July 1st your account automatically switches from a student to a graduate account until December 31, 2020.  The graduate account is essentially the same except they no longer have access to public records and they can no longer earn points.  

Westlaw

WESTLAW EDGE

CURRENT / RETURNING STUDENTS

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, 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 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

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

 

GRADUATING 3Ls

You have an 6-month extension with your current account, capped at 60 hours/month.

Shine this Summer

Shine this Summer - Guide for Summer Associates, Clerks, and Interns

This guide is a research refresher containing information presented to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls by the HUSL Librarians.  Access the Spring 2020 outline and PowerPoint.

 

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