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Summer Job Legal Research: Home

Aids for your summer legal job. Don't know where to start? Come here first!

Disclaimer and Warning

Disclaimer: The information and links provided in this guide are not intended to provide legal advice.  The FAMU College of Law Library offers no assurance or guarantee the information provided is accurate or current.

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Contact Your Librarians

Not sure how to begin or what to do? Call your librarians!

Reference desk: (407) 254-3289

Paul McLaughlin: (407) 254-3262


Why is Legal Research Important?

Other relevant guides

See the following guides for additional help. 

Online Research

In summer, you're able to use your Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law passwords to conduct outside legal research, even if you're working for a for-profit company!

Lexis Advance: If you have lost your ID, contact Vicki Pyles at (352) 615-6964 or You may also call the Lexis helpline 24/7 at 1-800-45-LEXIS.

Westlaw: If you have lost your ID, contact Philip Hadley at (239) 218-4945 or You may also call the Westlaw helpline 24/7 at 1-800-WESTLAW.

BloombergLaw: You must sign up for a BloombergLaw ID, if you haven't already. Go to, click "Law Schools," then "Register for a Law School Account." You must sign up using your email address.