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Lexis & Westlaw

Postby JustBelieve » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:18 pm

Are reference sites like the above mentioned free while you are in law school ( free subscription ) or not?

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby JustBelieve » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:31 pm

dood wrote:yes


Thank you very much!

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby jp0094 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:44 pm

dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


True story: I printed the entire statutory material for copyrights, patents, and trademarks rather than purchase a supplement containing said materials.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby Renzo » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:03 pm

jp0094 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


True story: I printed the entire statutory material for copyrights, patents, and trademarks rather than purchase a supplement containing said materials.

Awesome. Did you have someone bind it for you?

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby jay115 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:19 pm

dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


Is this true in general, or does it depend on the school? At my school, we have to pay to print at the library (which is kind of ghetto...)

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby Antipodean » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:03 pm

jay115 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


Is this true in general, or does it depend on the school? At my school, we have to pay to print at the library (which is kind of ghetto...)

Westlaw and Lexis offer free printing separate from any printing budget your school might offer you. There's a "Send to Westlaw/Lexis Printer" button when you're using their services; hit it, and whatever caselaw/article/treatise you're looking at gets printed wherever they're set up at your school.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby jay115 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:11 pm

Antipodean wrote:
jay115 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


Is this true in general, or does it depend on the school? At my school, we have to pay to print at the library (which is kind of ghetto...)

Westlaw and Lexis offer free printing separate from any printing budget your school might offer you. There's a "Send to Westlaw/Lexis Printer" button when you're using their services; hit it, and whatever caselaw/article/treatise you're looking at gets printed wherever they're set up at your school.


That's so awesome. I'm pretty sure the printing budget UCLA gives me is $0.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby Renzo » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:01 pm

Antipodean wrote:
jay115 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


Is this true in general, or does it depend on the school? At my school, we have to pay to print at the library (which is kind of ghetto...)

Westlaw and Lexis offer free printing separate from any printing budget your school might offer you. There's a "Send to Westlaw/Lexis Printer" button when you're using their services; hit it, and whatever caselaw/article/treatise you're looking at gets printed wherever they're set up at your school.

Which is actually kind of annoying. I can't tell you how hundreds of pages I've printed at school from a different state this summer.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby rbgrocio » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:03 pm

jay115 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


Is this true in general, or does it depend on the school? At my school, we have to pay to print at the library (which is kind of ghetto...)




the library has a westlaw and lexis printer which is for free. If you are printing your memos or briefs, or whatever else, then you have to pay.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby jp0094 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:21 am

Renzo wrote:
jp0094 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


True story: I printed the entire statutory material for copyrights, patents, and trademarks rather than purchase a supplement containing said materials.

Awesome. Did you have someone bind it for you?


Nope. I used the industrial stapler and then went to town with paper tabs/inserts for the important sections.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby SeymourShowz » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:01 pm

Westlaw and Lexis offer free printing separate from any printing budget your school might offer you. There's a "Send to Westlaw/Lexis Printer" button when you're using their services; hit it, and whatever caselaw/article/treatise you're looking at gets printed wherever they're set up at your school.


:shock: that it awesome!!!

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby jp0094 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:46 pm

dood wrote:
jp0094 wrote:
dood wrote:u can print rainforests worth of cases for free. sometimes i just find a matthew bender area of law treatise that is over 500 pages and print 2-3 copies just for shits and giggles


True story: I printed the entire statutory material for copyrights, patents, and trademarks rather than purchase a supplement containing said materials.


do u find after studying for the patent bar that you are inserting "said" into your sentences everywhere? like i use it in my daily conversations now and my friends call me NERD!


I do use said in everyday conversations with the same results as you. Although I did not/am not taking the patent bar. I needed the materials for an IP course.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby Duchovnysfan » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:54 am

Yes they are! Although for both, they do have limited access subscription over the summer months. If you want full access during the Summer like you do during the year, you have to fill out an e-form, it's actually not a big deal, takes about a minute to do. If you don't it's limited during the summer til about the first week of August.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby angiej » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:35 am

Not only are they both free, but both will offer you incentives to use them beyond printing. My firm's summer intern got a free ipod touch just for logging in to one of them so many times a semester. Kinda crazy. The idea is that once you are hooked and familiar to one or the other, you will go out into the working world still dependent on them, this time paying for it. Lex and West are kind of like drug pushers. :lol:

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby Duralex » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:42 am

Do they give you access to everything? Like, EVERYTHING?

'Cause at work I see the LOL NOT IN YR PLAN screen a lot.

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Re: Lexis & Westlaw

Postby BobSacamano » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:46 am

You get access to almost everything, and certainly everything you'll need. I think I've seen the "non in your plan" screen a couple times while poking around but I don't remember why.

After our writing competition opened there was a ridiculous amount of cases printed for the competition sitting on the WestLaw table that nobody ever picked up. Stacks and stacks of paper sitting on that poor little table, waiting to be shredded. I have also totally abused the free printing this summer while RA'ing. It makes me look much more productive if I'm reading a piece of paper rather than something on my laptop screen.




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