Accessing LexisNexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law

Access to commercial electronic research databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are critical components to achieving success in law school. In addition to providing resources and materials for legal research, these services offer access learning management systems that are often used by law school faculty as online components of their courses. As such, we strongly recommend that students register for each of these three services during their orientation so they will always be available to you and you avoid potential delays obtaining access later in your law school career.

  • Your LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law registration code and registration instructions will be delivered to your STU email account on the first day of law school orientation. Please follow the instructions below to complete the registration process for each of the three services.
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  • For LexisNexis and Lexis Classroom:
    • Go to the LexisNexis page, enter the activation code in the box where it says "Enter Activation Code" and click the "Next" button.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to create a user name (called a "LexisNexis Custom ID") and password. We recommend using your @stu.edu email address as the user name. Use your @stu.edu email account as the email account when asked for one.
    • Toll Free Phone: 800-455-3947
  • For Westlaw and TWEN:
    • Go to the Westlaw page, enter your @stu.edu email address in the box and click the "go" button.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to create a user name and password. We recommend using your @stu.edu email address as the user name.
    • Toll Free Phone: 800-850-9378
  • For Bloomberg Law:
    • Go to www.bloomberglaw.com/activate to register for access.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to register using your @stu.edu email account.
    • Once you complete the registration process, and your @stu.edu email has been verified by Bloomberg Law, you will receive an email with access information.
    • Toll Free Phone: 888-560-2529

*If you do not receive a registration code by the Friday before classes begin or are having difficulty registering for any of these services, please visit the Law Library circulation desk or call the Law Library at 305-623-2332. You may also contact the toll-free customer service number for the relevant service for assistance with registration or use of these databases. Training for LexisNexis and Westlaw will be provided as part of first-year legal writing courses.