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Practical Research and Writing Resources Guide

A curated list of practical resources for FYSIP, Accelerator-to-Practice, and Legal Process and Practice.

Westlaw Edge Summer Policy

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. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Frongillo, Esq, Academic Team Lead, Thomson Reuters Law Schools, 


Lexis+ Summer Policy

LexisNexis Summer Access With the end of the semester fast approaching, students are starting to prepare for their new roles as summer associates. Spread the word about Summer Access to help alleviate their fears regarding research this summer. Once again, Lexis is providing full access to Lexis+® through students’ law school ID throughout the months of May, June, July and August.  Continued access includes tools, search history and the same exclusive content and practical guidance they have relied on all year long.  Whether clerking, interning or working at a firm, students can use their law school access.*

Prepare to Practice There’s still time for students to complete the popular LexisNexis Prepare to Practice program that helps students succeed in summer and permanent employment. On-campus and on-demand activities focus on the practical skills that summer associates and new associates identified as critical to their success. A new module added to the program covers legal analytics.  •    LexisNexis Prepare to Practice Microsite •    LexisNexis Certification Registry

*Employers may prefer summer associates use a firm provided ID for client work. 

Your Lexis Representative: Katie Riordan,