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Alumni Services

This guide describes services for CUA Law Alumni.

Access to Research Databases

CUA law alumni can access most of the law library's research databases from the dedicated law alumni desktop in Room 227 and from the public-access desktop in the lobby and in Room 330. Due to licensing restrictions, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law are not available to alumni. Graduates may access these three databases for a short time immediately after graduation (see "Recent Graduates" below).

Summer & Post-Graduation Access to Research Databases

Bloomberg Law

Your Bloomberg Law account will automatically remain available to you during the summer. You can use your password if you are a Research Assistant, an intern or even a Summer Associate with a law firm or the government. Password access extension is available to graduating students for six months after graduation. 

Lexis Advance

Continuing students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically have full access to Lexis Advance for any purpose (educational or commercial) over the summer.

Graduating students with a registered Lexis Advance ID automatically will have full access to Lexis Advance through the end of the calendar year for educational, bar review, and job search purposes.  Graduating students’ view of the Lexis Home Page will switch from their current view to the graduate view.  Alternatively, graduating students doing public interest work may be eligible for Lexis' ASPIRE program.


In order to have full access to Westlaw over the summer, continuing students will need to extend their passwords. Summer password extension is available only if a student is using the database for:

  • School-related work or for school credit
  • Law review and journal, including write-on competitions
  • Moot court
  • Research assistant positions
  • Unpaid internships / externship

Students who do not register for extended summer access will only receive 60 hours of access per month in June and July and full access in August.

Research Guides

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155