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Law - 1L & New Law Students

Library resources, services and policies for first year law students.






Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw are two of the largest commercial providers of electronic legal research materials. These online services, in conjunction with their counter-part print publishing imprints, dominate the U.S. legal publishing industry.   BloombergLaw, is a relative newcomer in the legal information market, it offers an alternative to the established and familiar Lexis and Westlaw.

As law students, you are provided access to these commercial services.  You will receive training from the respective vendor representatives on research techniques and content.  Evaluate their offerings and learn to recognize how their use is integrated into your curriculum.  Once out in practice, the use of these services is fee-based and your future employer may provide access to only one of these providers, so be flexible and become skilled in and familiar with the use of these services.


Live Help Center:  888.560.2529


Research Help & Support:  800.455.3947

Representative: Tom Smith


Research Help & Support:  800.850.9378

Representative:  Holly Lynch

Obtaining Passwords


BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and Westlaw sign-up information and registration codes will be emailed to your WSU email during Week 1 of Wayne Law 101.

If you have not received an email with your Library Research Database registration codes and links after August 5, 2020, please contact librarian Michelle LaLonde ( or 313.577.9381) for assistance.


TWEN is used by faculty to post syllabuses, course assignments, and other class materials.  

Activate your Westlaw registration to access TWEN, add your class's pages, plus the Wayne Law First Week's Assignments Page when they are made available by faculty.