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Food for Fines and Law Library Staff Donations

Donations Support WNE Bear Necessities Market



WNE law students donated canned goods and personal hygiene products at the Law Library through the spring-semester Food for Fines program. The Law Library collected over three boxes of supplies, including staff contributions.  WNE Bear Necessities Market received all items.

The WNE Office of Inclusive Excellence operates the Market in the St. Germain Campus Center, across from the bookstore. Students with food insecurities have no-cost, confidential access to groceries, personal hygiene products, and school supplies. For additional information and current hours, please call 413-796-2369 or 413-782-1594. 

Using your accounts over the summer?

Bloomberg Law:
Bloomberg Law academic accounts can be used by returning law students for any purpose.

Once again, Lexis is providing full access to Lexis+® through students’ law school ID throughout the months of May, June, July and August.  Continued access includes tools, search history and the same exclusive content and practical guidance they have relied on all year long.  Whether clerking, interning or working at a firm, students can use their law school access.

Students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw® and Practical Law over the summer for non-commercial research. 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 Holly Rush.

Extended access for graduates

LexisNexis Graduate Access
The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via their law school IDs through December 31, 2022. This ID also grants access to the Graduate Home Page. The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 10, 2022.

Westlaw Grad Elite Access
Graduating students have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation.   Grad Elite; access gives 60-hours of usage on these products per month for non-commercial research
In addition, graduating students get access to Knowledge Center eLearnings and Tutorials on Westlaw for 18-months after graduation.
 Graduating students MUST OPT IN TO GRAD ELITE Access:
1) Go to www.lawschool.tr.com; Log in; Use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status
2) Or Click on this link:  https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite