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Law360 Content and Newsletters

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Faculty and students at SUNY Buffalo School of Law now have access to the Law360 website and newsletter service under the law school’s LexisNexis subscription. Follow the instructions below to access and set up daily newsletters on topics of your choice.

Law360 is used by hundreds of thousands of legal professionals at top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and key government agencies to stay current on what’s happening across the legal industry. Every business day, Law360 publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry, and state sections. It’s a one-stop source for the legal news and analysis you need.

How to Access the Law360 website on the Law School’s Network:

• Go to (no password necessary if on the Law School network)

• Read the latest legal developments or view recent articles by practice area

How to Sign up for Daily Newsletters:

• Go  to while on the Law School network

  • the SUNY Buffalo school name appears on the top right

• In the drop down menu from the school name, select Newsletter Sign-up

  • Enter your email and select Practice Areas, Industries, and Regions of interest.

Your email newsletter will arrive hours before the start of business each day providing you with updates on the latest legal developments in your areas of interest.


Lexis Switchover

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


Today’s the day. From this point forward, you will need to use your Lexis Advance ID to access anything Lexis. You can access Lexis Advance through the law school home page or directly through the Lexis Advance page.

If you’re a current SUNY Buffalo Law student or faculty member and you didn’t switch your ID, you can go to Lexis’ help site.

Not too confident in your Lexis Advance skills? There are 30+ videos available on Youtube to help you. Happy researching!

Use of Online Resources for the Summer

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


With today’s balmy temperature, summer doesn’t feel too far away. If you’re a SUNY Buffalo Law student (or planning to hire one), now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your summer legal research options. Check out this handy chart to find out what’s fair play and what’s restricted.

Online Resources – Summer Use 2013 – SUNY Buffalo Law Students*


Bloomberg Bloomberg Law provides unlimited access to students over the summer regardless of their use. Students may use their Bloomberg Law  access over the summer while they are working at a firm, corporation for a judge or governmental agency.  This is a standing Bloomberg Law policy that extends beyond the summer of 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.
LexisNexis Law students may use Lexis  Advance during May – August    while they are working at a firm, corporation for a judge or governmental agency.  This LexisNexis policy is for Summer 2013 only.
Westlaw Students will have 40 hours on Westlaw Classic and 40 hours on WestlawNext in June and the     same in July. Students using the 40 hours may not use their password for commercial purposes but may use their password for educational purposes. Beyond the 40 hour allotment, a student will need to extend his or her password per the five reasons below. If they don’t qualify under one of the reasons below, then they will be limited to the 40 hours.- Summer law school classes

– Law review or law journal work

– Project for a professor

– Moot court

– Unpaid, nonprofit public-interest internship/externship pro bono work required for graduation



This is a standing Westlaw policy that extends beyond the summer of 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.
*Passwords are issued to each individual student. Law students are prohibited from sharing passwords.