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Preparing for the Bar: Library Information & Resources

This guide provides information for graduates preparing for the bar exam.

Law Library Access: Summer 2020

Summer Law Library Access for December 2019 and May 2020 Graduates:

  • Due to the University closure, all Law Library staff are currently working remotely.
  • Mondale Hall and the Law Library are currently locked 24 hours a day, but December 2019 and May 2020 graduates have 24 hour U Card access through the September bar exam.
  • Campus Security will continue to provide walkthroughs of the building, though a security monitor will not be available in the Mondale Hall lobby as when on-campus classes are in session. As always, please do not let anyone else into Mondale Hall or the Law Library with you, and do not to leave your possessions unattended.
  • Information about remote Law Library services may be found in the Law Student's Guide to the Law Library During COVID-19 Shutdown.
Summer Law Library and University Libraries Access for Pre-December 2019 Graduates:
  • All Law Library and University Libraries staff are currently working remotely.
  • The Law Library and University Libraries physical spaces are not open to the public.
  • Information about remote Law Library services may be found in the Law Student's Guide to the Law Library During COVID-19 Shutdown.
  • Information about University Libraries services may be found on their website at: lib.umn.edu.

Contact Reference Librarians: Summer

Our Reference librarians welcome the opportunity to assist you with quick reference and research-related questions.  We're also veterans of the bar exam ourselves.  Remember we're here to help!

Phone: 612-625-4309

Email: law-ref@umn.edu

Summer Remote Reference Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm

Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw Access

BLOOMBERG LAW

Spring 2020 Graduates have continued access through June 1, 2021. This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited and unrestricted. If you have any questions, please contact the Bloomberg Law Help Desk.

LEXIS

Spring 2020 Graduates have continued access through Feb. 28, 2021) This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited and unrestricted. Note: when you sign-on after July 5, you'll see the Graduate Homepage which contains a graduation gift from LexisNexis.

ASPIRE Program for Grads at Non-Profit Organizations
Graduates working in 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations work may apply for an ASPIRE ID which lasts 12 months beyond graduation. More information about Grad Access and the ASPIRE Program is available at lexisnexis.com/grad-access.

If you have any questions, please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Sarah Bigler.

WESTLAW

Spring 2020 Graduates have access to Westlaw Edge and Practical Law for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to meet any research needs. Extend access by logging into www.lawschool.westlaw.com.

If you have any questions, please contact our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Peter Lippmann.

 

 


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