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Case Law - What It Is & Where to Find It: Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg

Westlaw

To find a case by citation on Westlaw:

  • Go to: lawschool.westlaw.com
  • Sign in to your account by entering your Username & Password
  • Enter the case citation in the Retrieve Documents box on the right of the home page
  • No spaces, punctuation or capital letters are necessary (e.g. 248ny339)
  • Choose Find & Click the Search button
  • Remember to KeyCite your case to confirm that it is still good law 

Lexis Advance

To find a case by citation on Lexis Advance:

  • Go to: www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool
  • Sign in to your account by entering your       ID & Password
  • Enter the case citation in the search box at the top of the home page
  • No spaces, punctuation or capital letters are necessary (e.g. 248ny339)
  • Click Search
  • Remember to Shepardize your case to confirm that it is still good law

Bloomberg Law

To find a case by citation on Bloomberg Law:

  • Go to: www.bloomberglaw.com
  • Sign in to your account by entering your Username & Password
  • Enter the case citation in the search box in the upper right corner of the home page
  • Include spaces; but no punctuation or capital letters are necessary (e.g. 248 ny 339)
  • Click < GO >
  • Be sure to BCite your case to confirm that it is still good law