Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer Use of Your Lexis & Westlaw Passwords

When you registered your LexisNexis ID and Westlaw password, you agreed to certain restrictions in your use of those products. Specifically, you agreed to limit yourself to "academic" or "educational" use only. But what does that mean, exactly? Here is a short explanation.
Westlaw and LexisNexis may be used in research for a class for which you will receive academic credit, or in connection with unpaid work for a non-law school entity for which you will receive academic credit (EXTERNSHIPS). You may use LexisNexis and Westlaw in your work for a law school professor as a research or teaching assistant, even if you receive pay for such work. You may also use Westlaw and LexisNexis in connection with a law-school-approved law journal and in connection with activities relating to the law school's Moot Court.
You may NOT use Westlaw or LexisNexis in any volunteer or unpaid work (unless you are receiving academic credit for it) and you may NOT use either service in connection with any paid work (unless you are working as a research or teaching assistant for a law professor). Contact the library if you have any questions.
**Lexis ASPIRE Program**
The LexisNexis ASPIRE program offers free Lexis access to graduating and rising 2L & 3L students pursuing verifiable public interest work.
Exclusions include:
• Government work (even if unpaid)
• Work for a law firm (even if it represents a non-profit organization)
• Solo practice (even if it encompasses non-profit work)
• Pro bono work that is not non-profit or charitable in nature
Contact Aaron Meyers for more information:

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