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Graduates are invited to continue accessing Lexis with their student ID for ongoing free use of Lexis, including all of the products and features available as a student, through end of December 2021. All law students have automatic extended access (no registration required). There are no restrictions and no limits on your research time.
Graduates can access Westlaw and Practical Law for free during the 6 month period after graduation.
Post-graduation access provides 60 hours of research per month to help you study for the bar exam, prepare for job interviews, and sharpen your research skills. Access however cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Texas residents who register online for a Texas State Law Library card receive access to West Academic's hornbooks, nutshells, and other e-books on a variety of legal subjects from administrative law to workers compensation.
If you already have a Bloomberg Law account, your post-graduation access is automatic with no action required by you.
If you do not have an account, visit their website, click on the “Register Academic Account” link, and complete the registration form. Bloomberg Law will respond within 24-48 hours. If you have any issues with access or are interested in one-on-one training opportunities, feel free to reach out directly to SMU's dedicated Client Services Partner, Stefanie Schuette at email@example.com.
Bloomberg Law extends continuous, uninterrupted access to all graduating law students for six months after graduation (November 30, 2021 for May graduates).
This electronic-only publication focuses "on lawyers who represent businesses in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters in Texas." SMU law students have access for one year after graduation.
To register, visit the website and click on the "Subscribe" button in the upper right corner. Complete the brief registration form with your SMU email address and a Texas Lawbook staff member will process your request.
Texas residents who register online for a Texas State Law Library card receive access to Fastcase. This database provides coverage of case law, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court rules, attorney general opinions, administrative opinions and orders for all state and federal jurisdictions. You can also search HeinOnline law reviews, newspaper abstracts, federal filings and treatises in the Loislaw Libraries.