Westlaw provides online access for Albany Law School students and professors to U.S. federal and state law sources as well as sources of international law and the laws of a growing number of other jurisdictions.
All Albany Law School students and faculty are provided with a Westlaw ID. Westlaw requires all users to register their accounts. During the registration process, users will create a OnePass custom username and password.
Beginning July 30, 2013, students can no longer print Westlaw documents at no charge.
Students may only use Westlaw for academic purposes; that is, for research related to coursework. All students also have access to Westlaw's new legal research system called " WestlawNext.
How to Access WestlawGo to: www.lawschool.westlaw.com and type in your Westlaw Password or your Username and Password. (You must register your Westlaw Password in order to use it.)
Westlaw Summer Access for Continuing Students
Continuing students have the option of extending full access to Westlaw over the summer if they meet one or more of the following educational purposes:
-Summer Law School Classes -Law Review or Journal work -Project for a professor -Moot Court -Unpaid/non-profit public interest internship/externship or pro-bono work required for graduation.
Eligible students will need to update their registration at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.asp and they must agree that they will use their password for educational purposes. Westlaw Graduate Password Extension
Westlaw has changed the password extension policy for graduates as of 5/9/14. Graduating students who need Westlaw access (both WestlawNext and Westlaw Classic) to prepare for the bar examination can extend their passwords until November 2014.
To request this extension, students will need to update their registration at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.asp.
Technical SupportThe Albany Law Library sponsors Westlaw introductory and refresher training sessions throughout the academic year for students who would like hands-on instruction. The sessions are taught by our Westlaw account representative. Information on trainings and other activities are posted to the Westlaw at Albany Law Facebook page.
Answers to many technical support issues can be found on the Web site ( www.lawschool.westlaw.com, click on Survival Guide) or by contacting our account representative, Holly Rush, at 1-413-841-0996, or firstname.lastname@example.org or our student rep: Kirsten Dunn. Faculty and students can also contact Westlaw directly at 1-800-306-9378 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Helpful Resources
Register Your Passwood DemoWestlaw Overview (.pdf) Westlaw Research Guide (.pdf) Intro. to Westlaw Next (.pdf)