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Legal Research Quick Start for Work

This guide is designed for current law students working as law clerks and for recent grads.

Online Resources Generally

UofSC Resources

While a student:

After graduation:

Subscription Online Resources Covered in LRAW

Bloomberg Law

While a student:

  • Students may use their Bloomberg Law login for paid clerk/associate work during law school and over the summer. Note that your employer may prefer you to use the legal research account they provide for client work.
  • Activate your Bloomberg Law login: profile.bna.com/bloomberglaw-activate 
  • Access Bloomberg Law: bloomberglaw.com
  • For login issues, please contact Bloomberg Customer Service | help@bloomberglaw.com | 888-560-2529

After graduation:

  • Bloomberg logins expire six (6) months after graduation.

Casetext

While a student:

Casetext provides logins to law students, but not via the law library. Students and grads can contact Casetext directly.


Fastcase

While a student:

After graduation:


HeinOnline

While a student:

After graduation:

  • Walk-in patrons can access HeinOnline in the law library (remote access not available).

Lexis

While a student:

  • Yes, Lexis allows you to use your academic login to do work for employers. Note that your employer may prefer you to use the legal research account they provide for client work.
  • Laura E. Glover, Esq. | LexisNexis laura.glover@lexisnexis.com | Direct: 803-381-7154

After graduation:

  • Students who graduate in May will be switched over to the “Grad Portal” at the end of June and will continue to have access to Lexis via the grad portal until the end of December.  Students who graduate in December will be switched over to the grad portal at the end of January and will have access through the end of July.


Westlaw

While a student:

  • No, Westlaw does not allow you to use your academic login for work. Use the Westlaw login your employer provides (if they do).
  • Kyla Shank, Esq. | Thomson Reuters | kyla.stone@tr.com | Direct: 904-673-3633

After graduation:

  • Westlaw logins expire six (6) months after graduation. The prohibition remains on using the logins for work for which you are billing a client.

Free Online Resources Covered in LRAW

govinfo.gov

No login is needed to govinfo.gov, a free website provided by the Government Publishing Office (GPO).


scstatehouse.gov

No login is needed to scstatehouse.gov, a free website provided by the South Carolina Legislative Services Agency.