Summer & Post-Grad Access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law and CEB

Quick Summary

  • Find out how you can access legal research databases over the summer and after graduation.


Summer Access:

Students may use Westlaw for non-commercial research. Examples of permissible usage include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

 After Graduation:

Graduating law students have access to Westlaw for six months after graduation. Your "Grad Elite" access gives you 60 hours per month of usage to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use your Westlaw access in situations when you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam.

To sign up:

Go to this link:

If the link does not work:

  1. Sign on at
  2. Click on your name (top right corner)
  3. Click “Grad Elite Status”
  4. Click “Extend My Access After Graduation”


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 2022. No registration is required. Graduates can sign into Lexis+ as usual. You will have the same world-class legal and news content enjoyed in law school, excluding public records.

Bloomberg Law

Summer Access:

Current students have unlimited access 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. For Spring 2022 grads, access will continue through November 30, 2022.


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: DSX22 (valid until May 31, 2022)