This guide includes resources, such as video tutorials and research guides, to help new legal researchers.
Reference librarians are available to provide additional research help. Visit the Library's Reference Desk, Chat with a Librarian or email the Reference Desk, or schedule a research consultation with a librarian to meet on-on-one or in small groups.
New students will receive an email from the Law Library during Orientation with registration information for legal research platforms Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.
Please register immediately for all three services and always use your Georgetown email as the contact email. First year J.D. students will need these before the first Legal Practice: Writing & Analysis class. The email from the Law Library will be sent to your Georgetown email address. If you do not see the email in your inbox or spam folder, please contact the Law Library's Reference Desk in-person, or by Chatting with a Librarian, emailing the Reference Desk, or calling the Reference Desk (202.662.9140).
For more information about use policies for the platforms during the school year or over the summer, please see our Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law webpage.
You might find CALI lessons on legal research and writing (interactive legal instructional lessons) helpful for review or additional guidance. New students will receive an email from the Library during Orientation with a registration code. Students who do not receive a code or need a new one should go to CALI Lessons for Students.
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