LjakW wrote:Renzo wrote:I prefer Westlaw and I use Lexis more often.
Why, you ask? Because those damn fools at Westlaw have insufficent server capacity, so it takes me like 3 min to log in, then every query takes like 90 seconds to come back. If I were in practice and billing by the hour, Westlaw would be costing my clients like $500 a day in lost time.
I think everyone at NYU uses Lexis because Westlaw is so darn slow (also, they seem to like the Lexis rep's method of training). It's a shame, because I think the searching is better on Westlaw.
Again, as soon as you have a good case, you can just click headnotes. The best part about West is that you don't have to search all the time. This is great for school and employers. Every "search" you run costs your employer a certain amount of money based the size of your database. IIRC, clicking through the key number system costs much less.