Answered By: Jamie Sommer
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2018     Views: 27

What library resources do Northwestern Law Alumni have access to?

Borrowing materials: Law alums are always welcome back at the Pritzker Legal Research Center.  NLaw alums may request an Alumni Borrowing Card that entitles you to borrow circulating materials from the law library’s collection for 28 days.  Contact James Driscoll, Circulation Services Manager, to obtain a card.

Electronic resources: We do not have off-campus access to electronic resources for law alumni.  If you visit our library you may use one of our public computers to access many of our electronic resources including HeinOnline, JSTOR and BNA Premier.  However, several of our databases including Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg are only available to current faculty, staff and students of Northwestern Law.

For recent graduates:

  • 2018 grads have 18 months of extended Westlaw access as part of our subscription to the Westlaw GradElite Program.  This includes access to Westlaw and Practical Law for commercial or noncommercial use.  You’ll have 60 hours/month of access for 18 months from the date of your graduate, if you register with the Westlaw GradElite Program.
  • Lexis provides 2018 graduates with unlimited access to Lexis Advance until December 31, 2018.  Additionally, if you are working for 501(c)(3), you can apply for additional access beyond December 2018 via the Lexis ASPIRE program.  Full details at:
  • Bloomberg Law provides 2018 graduates with unlimited access until December 31, 2018. 

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