Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw provide online access 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. Sources vary by jurisdiction, but may include constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises, and general and legal news.
Requesting a Bloomberg Law Account
Bloomberg Law accounts are available to HLS faculty, including visiting faculty, students and librarians. Students in joint programs (e.g. JD/MBA) are eligible for accounts. Students and faculty who will be at HLS for a short period of time, may also be provided accounts as long as there is a clear end date. Please complete this form to request a Bloomberg Law account. Please see Bloomberg Law Accounts & Policies for more information.
A Bloomberg Terminal, providing hard financial data, is located near the Reference Desk. For assistance with the Terminal, please contact Tim McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requesting LexisNexis & Westlaw Accounts
The HLS contracts with LexisNexis and Westlaw allow us to create accounts for Law School faculty including visiting faculty, Law School staff, and Law School students currently enrolled in either Law School classes or in an HLS-sponsored Harvard joint-degree program. At its discretion, LexisNexis and Westlaw allow exceptions for HLS visitors including visiting scholars, researchers, and fellows of the Law School and for cross-enrolled students taking a Law School class. Exceptions are also made for Law School faculty research assistants who are not Law School students or staff.
Please contact the Reference Desk to request accounts for you, your research assistants or for visiting scholars, researchers or fellows. Please use your HLS email account and include your full name and position in the text of your message. Please see the LexisNexis and Westlaw accounts & policies pages for more information, as well as information on registering and activating your LexisNexis and Westlaw accounts.
Contacting Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis & Westlaw
Bloomberg Law customer support is available at 1-888-560-2529. Our Bloomberg Law account representative is Eric Malinowski, email@example.com.
LexisNexis customer support is available at 1-800-455-3947. Our LexisNexis account representative is Reeves N. Gillis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westlaw customer support is available at 1-800-937-8529. Our Westlaw account representative is Kimberly Kenneally, email@example.com.
Help with Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis & Westlaw
Please contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, with any questions regarding Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw including access, accounts or training.