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Standout Summer Research Resources

A Guide to Prepare for Summer Associateships and Beyond

Introduction to Summer and Post-Graduation Access

During the summer, current students retain access to all of Northwestern University's databases (HeinOnline, ProQuest Congressional, etc.) including Lexis Advance and Bloomberg.  Westlaw access for current students includes some restrictions.  Please note that a firm may require you to use a firm-based Lexis or Westlaw account instead of your Northwestern account for their billing purposes.
 
Westlaw
  • Current students may only use their Northwestern Westlaw accounts over the summer for non-commercial purposes.  Accepted uses include:
    • Summer coursework
    • Research assistant assignments
    • Law Review or Journal research
    • Moot Court research
    • Non-Profit work
    • Clinical work
    • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school
  • Graduates have 18 months of extended Westlaw access as part of our subscription to the Westlaw GradElite Program.  Register with the Westlaw GradElite Program.

Lexis

  • Current students have unlimited access during the summer.
  • Graduates have unlimited access until December 31, 2019

Bloomberg Law

  • Current students have unlimited access during the summer.
  • Graduates have unlimited access for six months following graduation.