Summer & Post-Grad Access to Legal Research Databases

Can you use your law school Lexis and Westlaw accounts for summer and post-grad work? Read on for information about permitted use of your accounts, as well as additional databases available through Mabie Law Library.


Summer Access:

Students may use their Westlaw accounts over the summer, with the limitation that accounts may not be used for paid positions.

After Graduation:

Graduating law students may extend access for 6 months through the Grad Elite program. Grad Elite access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with the limitation that it may not be used for paid positions.

Sign up here:


Summer Access:

Students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis+ ID this summer. This includes workplace-related research, though students should check with their employer. Many employers prefer summer associates use an employer-issued Lexis ID. No special registration is required for summer access. Students should sign into their existing Lexis accounts.

After Graduation:

Spring graduates will be able to continue using their law school Lexis+ ID through December 2023. No registration is required. Public records are excluded.

Bloomberg Law

Summer Access:

Current students have unlimited access to Bloomberg Law during the summer and can use the platform for any purpose.

After Graduation:

Bloomberg Law provides graduates with unlimited access for six months following graduation.


Summer Access:

Use of CEB is unrestricted over the summer.

After Graduation:

Graduates with a CEB account will keep their access for 18 months after graduation. Students must sign up for CEB accounts by May 31 to obtain graduate access. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. CEB practice materials are frequently used in California and cover a wide range of subject areas.

 To sign up for a personal CEB account:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select UC Davis School of Law and enter this unique code: DVX23 (valid until May 31, 2023)

Other Databases

Continuing students have full access over the summer to online law library resources, such as HeinOnline and CEB OnLAW.


Contact us with any questions about summer access, post-grad access, or any research-related questions at