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Answered By: Claire DeMarco
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016     Views: 2119

Information on obtaining access to LexisNexis and Westlaw can be found through the following links:

LexisNexis Accounts & Policies

Westlaw Accounts & Policies

Student accounts. Westlaw and LexisNexis accounts are distributed to new students at the beginning of the fall semester. Returning students should continue using their accounts from previous years. Please stop by the Reference Desk located just off the reading room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall if you have not received your account.

Faculty, Visiting Faculty & Staff accounts. Law school faculty including visiting faculty and law school staff may request Westlaw and LexisNexis access by emailing the Reference Desk using their HLS email account. Please include your full name and position in the text of your message.

Visitor accounts. At its discretion, Westlaw and LexisNexis allow exceptions for HLS visitors including visiting scholars, researchers and fellows of the law school and for cross-enrolled students taking a law school class. Exceptions are also usually made for law school faculty research assistants who are not law school students or staff. HLS visitors, cross-enrolled students and faculty research assistants who are not law school students or staff must email their account request directly to Westlaw and LexisNexis. Please include the following information:

  • Name, Harvard ID, campus or home mail address, telephone number, HLS email address (if you do not have an HLS email account, please explain why)
  • Position at HLS (Visiting Scholar, Visiting Researcher, Fellow, Cross-enrolled Student, Faculty Research Assistant, etc.)
  • Dates you will be at HLS including start and end dates (month/year)
  • If you are a research assistant for an HLS faculty member but you are not an HLS student, which HLS faculty member is employing you? If you are a cross-enrolled student, what HLS course are you taking?

Our Westlaw account representative is: Mark Frongillo,

Our LexisNexis account representative is:Reeves N. Gillis,


Answered by Claire DeMarco
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016     Views: 2119