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University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law Library: Alumni and New Hampshire Attorneys

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Can I use the UNH Law Library?

Beginning Summer of 2022, any active member of the New Hampshire Bar Association is welcome to use the Law Library from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.  Bar members must use the school's main entrance and show their bar card to the security professional at the school's reception desk.  Assistants and paralegals are also welcome provided they have a business card or letter of introduction from their firm. 

Alumni Acccess

Alums are granted lifetime courtesy access to the library.  Simply sign in at the circulation desk when you enter the library

Hey! Where's the free Westlaw??

The Law Library does not provide access to Westlaw for attorneys and alums.  There is access to Lexis Academic and other library databases (BNA Bloomberg, HeinOnline etc.) All are available on two stations in the computer corral. If you need access to Westlaw, it is available to attorneys at the John W. King Library at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. 

Questions?

Please contact Kathy Fletcher if you have questions about alumni or attorney  access.

Librarian

Recent Grad Access to Westlaw

WESTLAW GRAD ELITE

You have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where 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.

In addition, you get access to Knowledge Center eLearnings and Tutorials on Westlaw for 18-months after graduation. Once you know what your plans are, or if you need a refresher, don’t forget to use the Knowledge Center eLearnings to becoming a pro at research!

 YOU MUST OPT IN TO GRAD ELITE Access:
1) Go to www.lawschool.tr.com; Log in; Use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status
2) Or Click on this link:  https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite


 

Recent Grad Access to Bloomberg

All UNH Law students have unlimited access to BloombergLaw.  Graduates have access for 6 months after graduation. See Sue.Zago@law.unh.edu for password registration.

Recent Grad Access to Lexis

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Graduates 

Graduates may continue to access Lexis with your Lexis student ID, through December 31, 2021. All law students have automatic extended access. You do not need to register, there are no restrictions, and no limits on your research time. 

Graduate homepage and a Graduation Gift from LexisNexis

When you sign on to lexisnexis.com/LawSchool after July 9, you'll see your new Graduate Homepage. Lexis also has a Graduation Gift; you'll be able to choose between four gifts featured on the Graduate Homepage:

  • LexisNexis ebooks 
  • online subscriptions for:
    • Practical Guidance
    • Intelligize
    • Lexis for Mircosoft Office
    • Law360

Additionally, the Graduate Homepage provides access to research resources, videos, career support and breaking legal news.

Please note : Student Rewards will expire

Please redeem all of your LexisNexis Rewards points by June 30th. On July 5th, when the law school homepage switches to the Graduate Homepage, you will no longer see Rewards points. You can earn and redeem Rewards Points until June 30th, but after that date any points you have not redeemed will expire. 

Have points but don't know what to do with them? Think about donating them to a charity. For each 271 Points you 'donate', the charity of your choice will receive $4.00.  There are a number of charitable options within the Rewards page and one of them is the UNH Law SBA.

ASPIRE Program: Extended Access for Public Service Work

Plan on doing Public Service work after graduation? The ASPIRE program extends your access to Lexis Advance for 12 months.  Eligibility: All graduates (including December graduates) engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3)* public interest work will qualify. You will need to provide documentation verifying your public interest employment. This could be a letter confirming your start date on organization letterhead. If your employment qualifies, apply for an ASPIRE ID using the form at: www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access

If your graduation date has changed or if you have questions about the Lexis Aspire program please reach out to steven.albro@lexisnexis.com