Summer Resources

Westlaw & Lexis Summer Access

Westlaw: 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 your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.
Lexis Advance: Students will automatically have unlimited and unrestricted access to Lexis Advance during the summer. 

Other Electronic Resources

Don’t forget about all the other electronic resources you can use over the summer, while your Westlaw access may be limited. Take a look at the law library’s list of research databases. Students registered to return for the fall semester can access many of these databases from off campus during the summer by simply typing in their name and ID number as they appear on their Suffolk Law School IDs.  

Ask for Help

Whether you’re doing research for a professor or getting settled into your new job, don’t hesitate to ask a Suffolk University Law School Legal Research Librarian for help. Stop by the research desk on the sixth floor of the library, straight ahead as you walk through the main doors, give us a call (617-573-8516), or send us an email ([email protected]).