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Westlaw

Westlaw is an online legal research system that offers a full range of U.S. legal information, including case law, statutory law, administrative law, as well as secondary sources, such as treatises, law reviews, legal encylopedias, and practice materials. 

How Do I Access Westlaw?

Every incoming student is given a Westlaw password before or during orientation.  If you did not receive a password, or lost your password, please visit the Reference Desk in the Law Library. 

You must register your password at: 

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance with Westlaw?

Contact the law school's Westlaw Representative Holly Rush at holly.rush@thomsonreuters.com.  Students can also contact Westlaw directly at (800) 306-9378 or by email at west.academic@thomson.com.

TWEN

TWEN is an online course management system that allows professors to post course materials and information online.  TWEN also allows you to communicate with you professor and other students in your class.

How Do I Access TWEN?

To access TWEN, sign into: 

Choose the TWEN tab at the top of the screen.  You must have registered your Westlaw password to be able to access TWEN.

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With TWEN?

TWEN is not administered by Law IT. For technical questions regarding TWEN, call (800) 486-4876 or send an email to west.twensupport@thomson.com. You may also contact the law school's Westlaw Representative Holly Rush at holly.rush@thomsonreuters.com.

Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance is an online legal research system that offers extensive coverage of U.S. legal materials, including cases, statutes, administrative materials, treatises, law review articles, practice materials, and other information.

How Do I Access LexisNexis?

Every new student is given a Lexis Advance access code before or during orientation.  If you did not receive an access code, or lost your access code, please visit the Reference Desk in the Law Library.

You must register before accessing Lexis Advance:

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With LexisNexis?

Contact our LexisNexis representative, Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com, or contact LexisNexis customer support at 1-800-45-Lexis.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is another comprehensive legal research system. In addition to primary law, Bloomberg Law is particularly useful for its court dockets and news content.

How Do I Access Bloomberg Law?

Every new student is given a Bloomberg Law access code before or during orientation.  If you did not receive an access code, or lost your access code, please visit the Reference Desk in the Law Library.

You must register before accessing Bloomberg Law:

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With Bloomberg Law?

Contact Bloomberg Law customer support at 888-560-2529.

CALI

CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) is a nonprofit consortium of law schools that develops computer-mediated legal instruction. CALI lessons are web-based tutorials on a wide variety of legal topics, and are available to all law school students.

How Do I Access CALI?

CALI lesson are available online or they can be accessed on DVD. CALI DVDs are distributed at orientation during the optional law library tours, or can be picked up at the Reference Desk.

To access CALI online, you will need to register using UConn's authorization code, which you can obtain by contacting the Reference Desk.  Once you have registered, you can set up a password to be able to access CALI lessons at any time:

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With CALI?

The reference librarians can provide assistance with accessing and using CALI.