Thursday, April 14, 2016

Law Library and IT Benefits for Graduating Law Students

As a reminder for those of you who will soon be graduating from the Moritz College of Law: many Law Library and IT resources and services that you currently use as students will still be available to you as alumni. Your access to the secure OSU wireless network will extend to two years after graduation. You will continue to have 24-hour access to Drinko Hall and the Law Library through July, 2016. Even after the bar exam, you will, of course, always be welcome to visit the Law Library, and you will always be able to check out books from our collection. And whether you are in Columbus or not, you can always rely on legal research assistance from our reference librarians (whether by phone, e-mail, chat, or in-person).

Your access to major legal databases will extend beyond graduation as well, although not indefinitely. Generally, your access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Thomson Reuters Westlaw will continue for six months after graduation, although extension procedures and restrictions differ across the three databases. For more information, check out the Moritz Law Library’s Research Assistant Resources Guide or ask a reference librarian.