LexisAdvance 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.
Students can print Lexis documents at no charge if they send the documents to the respective "standalone" Lexis printers assigned to their LexisAdvance ID. There is a standalone printer on the Main Floor of the Library in the Lexis room near the Library Circulation Desk and in the print room on the top floor of the Library. To print a Lexis document at no charge, be sure to use the appropriate print icon on the Lexis web pages. Clicking "file-print" or the browser toolbar print icon sends print jobs to the school's five cent per page printers!
Students may only use LexisAdvance for academic purposes; that is, for research related to coursework.
Lexis for Microsoft Office (LMO) is also available for download. This new program will speed access to LexisNexis, the open web, and locally stored documents within Microsoft Word and Outlook, and will help faculty and students when drafting legal documents.
LexisNexis also offers a Web Courses system that is an adapted version of the Blackboard Learning System called Blackboard Learn.
How to Access LexisNexisAll Albany Law School students and faculty are provided with a LexisAdvance ID. Lexis requires all users to register their accounts. During the registration process, users have the opportunity to create an optional custom username and password.
To use LexisNexis, go to: www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool and enter your activation code in order to create a custom ID and password.
LexisNexis Summer Access (beginning March 21)If you have educational research needs, you can register using your current student ID and password for the following:
How to Enroll in LexisNexis Web Courses
Plagiarism DetectionLexisNexis also has a plagiarism-checking service called SafeAssign available through their course web page platform. If professors would like to use SafeAssign, they can set up a LexisNexis course page for their course and have students upload papers themselves or contact our LexisNexis representative, Aaron Eberle, for assistance. The library staff can run a check as well if professors send them an electronic copy of the paper. To do so, contact Colleen Ostiguy.
Technical SupportAlbany Law's Schaffer Law Library sponsors LexisNexis introductory and refresher training sessions throughout the academic year for students who would like hands-on instruction. The sessions are taught by our LexisNexis account representative. Information on trainings and other activities are posted to the LexisNexis for Albany Law Facebook page.
Answers to many technical support issues can be found on the Web site ( http://support.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/) or by contacting our account representative, Aaron Eberle, at 1-800-45LEXIS, or firstname.lastname@example.org or our student reps, Andrew Coonick, Mary D’Agostino, Aaron DePaolo and Brittany Vanscooter.