Computing and Technology: Westlaw

Registering for a Westlaw account

Law students may register for a Westlaw password at, and proceed by clicking on "No" under "Let's begin step 1." Students will need to use an individual Westlaw registration key that they received in the orientation sessions. Law students that need a registration key should contact Ted Potter, Reference Librarian, as detailed below

It is strongly advised that law students use their email address to complete the registration.

Law students with questions regarding Westlaw registration should contact Ted Potter, Reference Librarian, at 319-335-9017 or

Westlaw summer and post-graduation access

University of Iowa College of Law students may apply for their Westlaw accounts to be extended for the summer, but only for the following purposes

1. Summer law school classes and study abroad programs

2. Law review and journal work, including write-on competitions

3. Research assistant work

4. Moot court activities

5. Unpaid interships/externships

Please click here to apply for Westlaw summer access for one of these purposes.

College of Law students graduating in May also may apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw.

This access is for 60 hours per month, from June through November of the graduation year, regardless of when the extension is granted.

To apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw, please log into Westlaw, and then complete the Grad Survey, available from the main page (the page that allows access to both Westlaw and TWEN).

Westlaw contact information

Law students with questions about their existing accounts and/or the content in Westlaw are encouraged to contact the Westlaw representative for the University of Iowa College of Law: 

Annemarie Milton, Academic Account Manager, Thomson Reuters,

Westlaw technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 800-850-9378

Westlaw research assistance questions may be also sent to, with responses normally sent within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays