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Fall 2021 Law Library Access & Services: Recent Graduates & Alumni

Legal Databases

Continued Access to Legal Databases

Recent graduates can continue to access legal databases for free! Sign in using the same login information you used as a student.  

Alumni and public patrons without a Detroit Mercy email may now register for a free 14-day Westlaw pass. (Research time is limited to 20 hours.) To get started, contact the library at

Graduates will have unrestricted access for six months from their date of graduation. Access includes In Focus pages, legal news, Practical Guidance, Company Screener, Litigation Analytics, and the full library of on-demand training webinars. Bloomberg Law login required.

Graduates will have ongoing free use of Lexis Advance, including all of the products and features available as a student, for six months after graduation. No registration is required, and there are no restrictions or limits on research time.

Graduates have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60 hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding, build research skills, and study for the bar, but they are not to be used in situations where you are billing a client.

To extend access, graduates must log into Choose "Grad Elite Status" from your homepage and click the "Extend Access" button. For more information on services available to you, contact Elan Kleis, Academic Account Manager, at

The Bar Exam

Questions regarding the bar exam should be directed to Sarah J. Garrison, Director of Bar Preparation, or Megan Jennings, Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Additional information on upcoming bar exams can be found at the following sites:

Bar Exam Jurisdiction Information
Find information compiled by the National Council of Bar Examiners regarding your jurisdiction’s bar exam.

NCBE COVID-19 Updates
Up-to-date information on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the work of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.