FIU College of Law alumni can continue to receive the legal research support provided by FIU Law Library after graduation. Below are the details regarding the myriad service and access points available to alumni.
Alumni should retain their FIU ID card after graduation as it is their permanent FIU library card. Alumni remain subject to the same policies regarding fines and lost materials charges as applied to them as students.
Study Rooms for Bar Exam
FIU Law Library study rooms are available first-come, first-served, for FIU Law alumni studying for the Florida Bar Exam.
Using Library Materials
When visiting FIU Law Library, alumni have full use of the FIU Law Library consistent with our policies. FIU Law alumni can take advantage of the following services:
- reference and research assistance at the Reference Desk
- borrowing materials at the Circulation Desk; see circulation policy for details regarding checkout and renewal limits; there is no limit to the number of checkouts alumni may have at any time
Using Library Computers, Equipment & eResources
When visiting FIU Law Library, alumni may use the following equipment:
- Full use of FIU Law Library computers; alumni should login using their FIU credentials
- Full use and access of Law Library eResources and online databases, accessible from FIU Law Library computers or personal computers while connected to FIU wifi network while visiting the FIU College of Law campus
- Full use of photocopiers with copy card purchase
- Full use of networked printers with copy card purchase
- Full use of Lexis printers with Graduate ID or ASPIRE ID (see proprietary access instructions below)
FIU College of Law alumni can also continue to take advantage of the legal research assistance provided by FIU Law Library.
- Ask a Librarian (See the “Ask a Librarian” button, adjacent to this content.)
- Renew materials online
- Interlibrary Loan Service
Post-graduate Proprietary Access Instructions
FIU College of Law alumni are given continued access to Bloomberg Law, LexisAdvance and Westlaw for brief periods after graduation. Listed below are the rules regarding access and instructions for obtaining access.
FIU Law graduates have access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation. Access extension occurs automatically.
- Access for Recent Graduates
Graduating students will automatically have seamless Lexis Advance access for 6 months after graduation. Continue to use your law school username and password. To access Lexis Advance please go to:
Graduates also receive a graduation gift. You may select from one of the following options:
- Platinum access to Law360® breaking legal news.
- Lexis Practice Advisor® for practical guidance and legal forms in 13 areas of law.
- Lexis for Microsoft® Office tool, which allows you to draft, review and research all in one place.
- ASPIRE Program
The ASPIRE program provides all FIU College of Law alumni doing verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. The program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citations Service and Matthew Bender® treatises. Alumni will have to show a letter from their non-profit. To apply, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/
Once accepted to the program, you’ll receive a new Lexis Advance ID to use for your non-profit work.
More information regarding ASPIRE can be found through Lexis’ ASPIRE documentation.
The ASPIRE program also supports alumni working in post-graduate programs affiliated with FIU College of Law. Alumni must confirm that their post-graduate program is legitimately affiliated with the law school. Please review the ASPIRE program documentation for additional details.
FIU Law alumni have access to Westlaw after graduation. Alumni must apply for a password extension from Westlaw in order to get full access to Westlaw for a period of 18 months after graduation. Alumni can apply for a password extension by registering with Westlaw.
Extended access begins in the first month after graduation, so the sooner the extension, the longer the benefit. In other words, if the student waits 6 months to extend, they’ll only receive a 12 month extension. For more information, please click here.