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To obtain research accounts, send an email request to  The email should include full name, @law email address, GWID, and graduation year.

* Spring 2024 graduates must register for student accounts prior to graduation in order to take advantage of the graduate access programs.  Once you graduate, the Law Library cannot issue student level research accounts.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing Students

No summer access restrictions.  This access is automatic for existing accounts and is unlimited and unrestricted. 

* Bloomberg Law advises students to ask their employer about any policy the firm or organization may have regarding the use of student accounts for firm/organizational business. 

Graduating Students

All graduates have continuous, access for six months following graduation.  Spring 2024 graduates will have access through November 30, 2024. This access is automatic for existing student accounts and is unlimited and unrestricted. 

Support Throughout the Summer

For any questions on using Bloomberg Law, students and graduates continue to have free access to our 24/7 Help Desk at (888) 560-2529 or

GW Law Account Manager

The Bloomberg Law Representative for GW Law is Will Thompson,



Continuing Students

Lexis is providing full access to Lexis+® through students’ law school ID throughout the months of May, June, July and August.  During this period the permissible uses of their LexisNexis law school educational ID are expanded to include use at any law firm, government agency, court or other legal position, internship, externship or clerkship. 

*Students should check with their employers first. Some employers would rather students use their firm IDs rather than their law school IDs for billing purposes.

Graduating Students

Graduating 3Ls have continued access to Lexis for six months following graduation beginning on July 1, 2024. 

Support Throughout the Summer

Visit the LexisNexis Summer Associates Microsite at to access research guides, videos, and tips.

Access to 24/7 customer support for help with Lexis+ or research questions at 1-800-45-LEXIS (53947).

GW Law Account Manager

GW's LexisNexis Practice Area Consultant is Elizabeth Hopkins,


Continuing Students

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, 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 Academic Account Manager

Graduating Students

You have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six months after graduation by registering for “Grad Elite” access here.  Register prior to graduation as grad elite access begins upon graduation not at the time of registration.

“Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

Support Throughout the Summer

 Access to 24/7 customer support for research assistance is available at 1-800-850-WEST.

GW Law Account Manager

GW Law's Academic Account Manager is Jingchi Julie Chen,