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End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby KD35 » Wed May 28, 2014 3:47 pm

Goodbye Westlaw

Lexis has better rewards that are easier to get anyway. This is where it would suck to be an 0L about to start law school, next thing you know they will take away free meals. Will this lead to Lexis eventually doing away with their reward system?

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby First Offense » Wed May 28, 2014 4:20 pm

Last year they take away free printing - this year they take away rewards.

Lexis forever!

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby 09042014 » Wed May 28, 2014 4:32 pm

They don't gotta shill cheap swag when got dat WestlawNext

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby nebula666 » Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 pm

Thank god after two years of law school I can finally cash in those points for a messenger bag and a ballpoint pen

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed May 28, 2014 7:39 pm

What incentive do they have to give us rewards? Only a masochist would use Lexis.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby BVest » Wed May 28, 2014 8:17 pm

Lexis rewards are far superior anyway (and Amazon gift cards the the best most economical of all their rewards).
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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby It's A Lion » Wed May 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Are the legal research companies hurting?

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby KD35 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:56 am

It's A Lion wrote:Are the legal research companies hurting?

I wouldn't think so. I think the cost-benefit of having a reward system was just not panning out for them though. I honestly think they realize that law students really find Westlaw easier to use, so no need to further incentivize with the rewards system.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby BluePurgatory » Thu May 29, 2014 2:48 am

They probably realized they were losing in the rewards market anyway (Dat amazon gift card... Lexis never change) and students knew it had better features and would probably use it for everything besides farming rewards points. I dunno how many of you took those surveys that they send out periodically, but I'm sure the general feedback they got was "your rewards kinda suck compared to lexis, but obviously your search isn't completely retarded so I use it when I'm actually researching."

Side note, does anyone ACTUALLY use bloomberg law?

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby Nebby » Thu May 29, 2014 8:19 am

BluePurgatory wrote:Side note, does anyone ACTUALLY use bloomberg law?


No.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby DELG » Thu May 29, 2014 8:29 am

CounselorNebby wrote:
BluePurgatory wrote:Side note, does anyone ACTUALLY use bloomberg law?


No.

I do all the time.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby Nelson » Thu May 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Bloomberg is free PACER access for law students which is awesome. Plus it has better docket search functions than PACER itself or Lexis/Westlaw.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby worldtraveler » Thu May 29, 2014 1:57 pm

I don't remember how to use lexis or westlaw

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby MinEMorris » Thu May 29, 2014 9:22 pm

I wish I had taken more advantage of the points systems. I've heard of people who did points stuff every day during class and attended events and shiz and ended up with insane redemptions.

I'm like 150 points from my next amazon gift card on Lexis. Anyone know a way I can get those points as a grad? Or am I doomed? I've already done all of the online trainings/quizzes that I know about.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby It's A Lion » Thu May 29, 2014 9:35 pm

worldtraveler wrote:I don't remember how to use lexis or westlaw


What do you use?

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby tachikara » Thu May 29, 2014 9:39 pm

BluePurgatory wrote:Side note, does anyone ACTUALLY use bloomberg law?


It's pretty good for agency stuff, I used it when looking up SEC docs all the time

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby ymmv » Sat May 31, 2014 3:22 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:What incentive do they have to give us rewards? Only a masochist would use Lexis.


Seriously. I log into the Lexis law school portal for 5 minutes once a month to get the 400-800 free quiz points or whatever, but I think I have used it for maybe 10 minutes of actual research since the beginning of 1L. WestLaw is such a superior product it isn't even funny.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby Kikero » Sat May 31, 2014 3:35 pm

MinEMorris wrote:I wish I had taken more advantage of the points systems. I've heard of people who did points stuff every day during class and attended events and shiz and ended up with insane redemptions.

I'm like 150 points from my next amazon gift card on Lexis. Anyone know a way I can get those points as a grad? Or am I doomed? I've already done all of the online trainings/quizzes that I know about.


Can you not opt in to daily points for searches as a grad? Normally you get 15 points (I think it's 15) for every day you do research on Lexis, but you have to opt in.

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Re: End of Westlaw Rewards

Postby KD35 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:13 am

Kikero wrote:
MinEMorris wrote:I wish I had taken more advantage of the points systems. I've heard of people who did points stuff every day during class and attended events and shiz and ended up with insane redemptions.

I'm like 150 points from my next amazon gift card on Lexis. Anyone know a way I can get those points as a grad? Or am I doomed? I've already done all of the online trainings/quizzes that I know about.


Can you not opt in to daily points for searches as a grad? Normally you get 15 points (I think it's 15) for every day you do research on Lexis, but you have to opt in.


I thought (at least for Westlaw) that after a certain number of days after graduation that your points go away.



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