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.
Students can print Westlaw documents at no charge if they send the documents to the respective "standalone" Westlaw printers assigned to their Westlaw ID. There is a stand-alone printer on the Main Floor of the Library in the Westlaw room near the Library Circulation Desk and in the print room on the top floor of the Library. To print a Westlaw document at no charge, be sure to use the appropriate print icon on the Westlaw 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 Westlaw for academic purposes; that is, for research related to coursework. (Beginning August 2010, students will also have access to Westlaw's new legal research system called " Westlaw Next.)
How to Access WestlawGo to: www.lawschool.westlaw.comand type in your Westlaw Password or your Username and Password. (You must register your Westlaw Password in order to use it.)
Westlaw Summer Password Extension (starting April 1)Westlaw access is provided to non-graduating law students participating in a qualifying summer activity:
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 register through lawschool.westlaw.com for the extension and they must agree that they will use their password for educational purposes. Westlaw Graduate Password ExtensionGraduating students can extend their passwords for bar preparation and will receive 10 hours of Westlaw access during the summer months - 5 hours of access in June and another 5 hours in July.
Eligible students will need to register through lawschool.westlaw.com for the extension.
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, Mike Winn, at 1-800-535-0979, or email@example.com or our student reps: Brittiny Belmonte and Dustin Howard. Faculty and students can also contact Westlaw directly at 1-800-306-9378 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Helpful Resources
Register Your Passwood DemoWestlaw Overview (.pdf) Westlaw Research Guide (.pdf) Intro. to Westlaw Next (.pdf)