Answered By: Amy Wharton
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2020     Views: 79

Due to vendor licensing restrictions, Law students lose access to most online resources soon after they graduate, except:

  • Lexis, Westlaw*, and Bloomberg Law allow students to continue to access their databases for six months following graduation.
  • University alumni have access to Ebsco's Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete and a few other databases via HoosOnline (registration required).

*Instructions for activating Westlaw's GRAD ELITE access:

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.

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

Extend access by logging into: or click on this link: Want to check if you’ve already registered? Go to, click on your name in the top right hand corner and select Grad Elite Status.