We are all very proud of our soon-to-be graduates, and many of us plan to attend the graduation ceremony on Friday evening to cheer for you and wish you well. I remember when so many of you were terrified little 1Ls, but it has been a treat to see you all gaining confidence and experience and knowledge, and going on to bigger and better successes. Definitely keep in touch with us, and let us know how we can help as you study for your Bar Exams, search for jobs, and beyond.
And on that note, I want to share some really good news that wasn’t possible when I was in law school, but it is now. You can continue to use Westlaw, LexisNexis, AND Bloomberg Law (which didn’t even exist back in “my day”) for some time after you graduate, to get you through Bar study, job searching, establishing your own practices, and more.
Westlaw allows alumni access up to six months after you graduate, and all you have to do is extend your Westlaw password at this link: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/gradelite.aspx
For LexisNexis, December 2014 graduates may also extend their IDs to retain Lexis access until June 30th, 2015, at this link: http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/
And for Bloomberg Law, our graduates automatically get their academic accounts extended for six months after graduation! However, the catch is that you have to be registered for Bloomberg Law before you graduate. So the clock is ticking, folks. Get on that ASAP, before you forget: http://www.bloomberglaw.com
By now, you should all know that if you run into technical problems or need help with any of this, ask one of your friendly neighborhood reference librarians at LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu. We’re here for you now, just as we have always been, and we’ll continue to be. So congratulations, good luck, and keep us posted on your adventures and accomplishments!