Welcome Class of 2020! Our Law Library space and services will continue to be available to you after you graduate. You will be able to:
All Spring 2020 JD graduates will have access to their Loyola-issued Westlaw accounts for 60 hours per month for six months after graduation. We are working to try to extend that access for an additional year. While you cannot use your Loyola-issued account in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law.
Under a new revision to the Lexis policy, all Spring 2020 JD graduates will have access to their Loyola-issued Lexis accounts through February 28, 2021, and they may use their accounts for any purpose.
In addition to the above access, Spring 2020 JD graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work can apply for a Lexis ASPIRE ID. Graduates who qualify for a Lexis ASPIRE ID will receive 12 months of free access to federal and state court cases, statutes, regulations, law journals, Shepard's, and Matthew Bender sources through Lexis. The application for an ASPIRE ID is available at https://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/, and you can read more about the ASPIRE program by clicking on the PDF at the bottom of this box.
Under current policy, all Spring 2020 JD graduates may continue to use their Loyola-issued Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose until June 1, 2021.
Most electronic resources to which the Law Library subscribes will be available to 2020 graduates through computers on our 3rd floor. See the On Campus Legal Research Resources page on our Alumni Services Guide for basic information about some of the most popular databases which you can access while visiting us.
After you graduate, you still will be able to check out books from our print collection. Also, you will be able to request articles, books, and other sources through our interlibrary loan (ILL) process.