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Barry University School of Law Library: Alumni

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Alumni Services

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Bloomberg Law

2022 graduating law students will have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law through June 1, 2023.

LexisNexis

LexisNexis Summer Access

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.*

LexisNexis Graduate Access

In addition to summer access for 1Ls and 2Ls, graduating 3Ls have continued access to Lexis upon graduation to keep their skills up to date and use for job and interview preparation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via their law school IDs through December 31, 2022. This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page and gives them a graduation gift. The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 10, 2022.

Prepare to Practice

There’s still time for students to complete the popular LexisNexis Prepare to Practice program that helps students succeed in summer and permanent employment. On-campus and on-demand activities focus on the practical skills that summer associates and new associates identified as critical to their success. A new module added to the program covers legal analytics.

*Employers may prefer summer associates use a firm provided ID for client work.

Westlaw

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw® and Practical Law over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client.

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/Internship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer.

Westlaw Grad Elite

You have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam. For May 2022 graduates, grad access starts on June 1st and ends November 30th, 2022.

In addition, you can access to TWEN, Knowledge Center eLearnings and Tutorials on Westlaw for 18-months after graduation. Once you know what your commercial plans are, or if you need a refresher, don’t forget to use the Knowledge Center eLearnings to becoming a pro at research.

YOU 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


Reference Services

Reference Librarians can:

  • Help you locate specific books, articles, cases, statutes, regulations, and more, in our print collection and online.
  • Point you in the right direction when you need to find forms, rules, jury instructions, and other litigation and transactional resources.
  • Consult with you on strategies to conduct research on a topic of interest.

We cannot give legal advice, but we can always guide you toward resources to answer your questions and hopefully solve your problems.

Contact

The best way to contact a Reference Librarian is to email or text their shared account at LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu.

Visit our Reference Services page for more information and individual contact information.


Research Databases

Alumni may access a number of subscription research databases through the library's A-Z Research Databases list

To access most of them from off-campus, you must first log into go.barry.edu with your Barry username and password. Your password will expire periodically, so be on the lookout for emails asking you to update your password.


Computer Lab & Wi-Fi

Computer Lab

Alumni may use the computers in the computer lab by logging in with their Barry credentials. 

Wi-Fi

Alumni may access the campus-wide Wi-Fi network using their Barry account. You may also log in as a guest if desired, using laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Please ask Reference or Circulation about guest access.


Borrowing Library Materials

Barry alumni may check out up to 10 items for a period of two (2) weeks for most books, with some exceptions. A valid government-issued photo ID or Barry student ID is required.

Visit our Borrowing page for more information about borrowing privileges and loan periods. 

If you have any questions, please contact Circulation: Phone: 321-206-5700; Email: lawcirc@barry.edu


CLEs

The Barry Law Library maintains a collection of several current Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials on CD or DVD, which often come with print supplements.  

Barry Law faculty, alumni, and Florida Bar members may check out CLE materials for up to seven (7) days.

For an updated list of our CLE collection, call the Circulation Desk at 321-206-5700 or email/text the Reference Librarians at LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu.

Contact Us

 Circulation Desk: 321-206-5700

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