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Library Orientation: Lexis and Westlaw

Lexis and Westlaw

Welcome Class of 2023

NOTE:  Instructions along with your unique Lexis and Westlaw registration codes were sent directly to you at your HUSL email address. 

If you did not get an email, please reach out to us at reference@law.howard.edu and we'll be happy to help!

Lexis+

Lexis+ (formerly known as Lexis Advance) is a legal database you will use to find court opinions, statutes, and secondary sources. 

  • Your Lexis+ registration information has been sent to you directly at your HUSL email address.  Follow the instructions provided there to create and register your Lexis+ account here.

 

Lexis Classroom is the course management system we use in LRRWI Research Lab to post your syllabus, readings, and other class materials. You can access Lexis Classroom at lexisnexis.com/lawschool/ after creating your Lexis+ account.  At the beginning of the semester you will be able to add yourself to your Lexis Classroom course (directions available here).

Any questions about this process should be sent to reference@law.howard.edu.

Westlaw Edge

Westlaw Edge (formerly known as Westlaw Next) is a legal database you will use to find court opinions, statutes, and secondary sources.

  • Your Westlaw Edge registration information has been sent to you directly at your HUSL email address. Follow the instructions to create and register your Westlaw Edge account here.

 

TWEN  is a course management system that many law faculty use. After creating your Westlaw account, you can access TWEN by following these steps: 

  1. Choose TWEN from the drop-down link at the top of Westlaw's home page.
  2. Click Add A Course at the top of the My Course page. You will see the TWEN courses that are available at Howard Law.
  3. Check the box next to the each course you want to add.  If a password is required, you will need to obtain it from the professor.
  4. Click Submit to return to the My Courses page.

Email Mr. Akers at rakers@law.howard.edu with TWEN questions.

Westlaw Edge Representative

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