Downloading entire treatises on Westlaw/Lexis

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Downloading entire treatises on Westlaw/Lexis

Postby delusional » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:24 pm

Is it possible? Would anyone care if you did it, just to make your life easier after you graduate?

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Re: Downloading entire treatises on Westlaw/Lexis

Postby Gorki » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:03 pm

You could potentially, but keep in mind that both Lexis and Westlaw do in fact have a cap on the pages you can print. I ran into them when I accidentally tried printing the entirety of Powell on Real Property. Did not say how many pages I had, but stated that the print job exceeded my page limit.

Unless you are printing a treatise that deals specifically with your practice area & jurisdiction I cannot see it ever being that useful. Not to mention that if you just print it off of Westlaw you will never have the (bi)annual supplements West/Lexis release for damn near every book.

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Re: Downloading entire treatises on Westlaw/Lexis

Postby I.P. Daly » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:56 pm

Many used copies of treatises go for $20 and less on Amazon. There's no way it's worth the time and effort to get them through the research companies at law school.

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