Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg Law Guidelines

Access Policy

First year Law students receive Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law IDs in their first semester. Student IDs are valid for the rest of the student's career at the College of Law.

The sharing of Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law passwords with others violates our licensing agreements with these services. Restrictions on the use of passwords are explained in the contract which students enter into with these vendors when they activate their accounts

For access and use questions, students should see the Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law student representatives who hold office hours throughout the academic year.  Please see the Law Library Reference Desk for information on their schedules.  Questions can also be directed to the following customer service lines:

  • Bloomberg Law: 1-888-560-2529   
  • Lexis: 1-800-543-6862
  • Westlaw: 1-800-Westlaw

Training & Password/Printer Troubleshooting

Training is provided by the representatives from each service. Please contact them to address your online research training needs. The services can also be contacted by e-mail/chat through their websites or at the customer services phone lines listed above.  For special research needs, please contact Reference Librarian Ted Holynski at 443-9453 or at tjholyns@law.syr.edu.  The Reference staff at the Law Library are also available to assist authorized users with online research.

Lost password assistance is provided by the student representatives during their office hours.  When the student representatives are not available, please contact the services directly through e-mail/chat or the customer service phone lines listed above.

All problems with the Lexis stand alone printers located at the College of Law should be brought to the attention of the student representatives.  They are responsible for stocking their printers with toner and paper.

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