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Orientation for Externs


Summer Access:
You may continue to use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, during the summer for non-commercial research only. The purpose of summer access is to enable you to develop confidence and experience in using your research skills. However, you may not use your Westlaw account for research while you are billing a client.
Permissible uses include:
  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law review or journal research 
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by UC Davis School of Law, for example, judicial externships. 
After Graduation:
Graduating law students have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six months after graduation. Your "Grad Elite" access gives you 60 hours per month of usage of these products to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations when you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.


Summer Access:
Lexis provides full access to their platform over the summer. If you are at an externship or working at a firm, you CAN use your Lexis advance - even for commercial purposes.
After Graduation:
Graduating students have access to their Lexis account until December 31, 2021. See their Graduate Program Flyer for more details.


Summer Access:
Bloomberg Law provides unlimited and unrestricted access over the summer. Your student account will remain active and available all summer, without any additional registration required. 
After Graduation:
You may continue using your Bloomberg account for SIX MONTHS after graduation.


Summer Access:
Use of CEB is unrestricted over the summer.
After Graduation:
When you pass the bar exam, you will receive ONE YEAR of complimentary access to CEB's OnLaw platform. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. CEB practice materials are frequently used in California and coverage a wide range of subject areas.