D’Angelo Law Library update for returning students

The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes returning students back to the Law School! We wanted to make sure everyone was aware of some changes that took place over the summer months. First, late in Spring Quarter, the Law School Information Technology department distributed five computer monitors on several tables in the D’Angelo Law Library stacks so that students can have extra monitors to use with their laptops. There is one monitor in each of the semi-enclosed conference rooms on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Floors and two monitors on one of the tables in the northeast corner of the Fourth Floor. 

Students with PC’s should be able to plug the monitors directly into their laptops, while students with Macs can check out a VGA adapter at the Circulation Desk. This is a pilot program, and we welcome any feedback you have on the monitors.

Lexis Advance

Students logging into LexisNexis should immediately notice that Lexis has moved to a single ID system to simplify the way faculty and students access LexisNexis products. This means that Law School users now have access to LexisNexis only through the Lexis Advance platform. Users will still be able to access Lexis.com through a link in Lexis Advance (see image below). You will only need your Lexis Advance ID to use both Lexis Advance and Lexis.com. If you do not have a Lexis Advance ID, contact LexisNexis Customer Service at 800-45-LEXIS or contact the Law School’s LexisNexis Account Executive Nikki Harris at nikki.harris@lexisnexis.com.

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No More Free Westlaw Printing

Westlaw no longer provides free printing for Law School students. Students will still be able to print from WestlawNext and Westlaw, but those pages will be routed to Law School printers and will count against the student’s print quota.

Free printing from Lexis Advance will continue for at least the next academic year. Students are also encouraged to use the foldering features in Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law to save and share documents. Another option is using Westlaw’s mobile apps, including their iPad app, which automatically sync with your Westlaw account. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to Ask a Law Librarian or contact the Law School’s Westlaw account manager Ben Segreto at ben.segreto@thomsonreuters.com.

Finally, although Westlaw stopped providing free printing, they did generously donate a new mobile device charging station for student use. It is located in the Third Floor computer lab, just to the right of the entrance, and provides charging for up to eight devices: 5 Apple (3 legacy, 2 lightning), 2 Micro (charges all Android, Blackberry, Windows phones), and 1 Mini (for older devices). Please do not leave your mobile devices unattended while they are charging.

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