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Computing and Technology: Westlaw

Registering for a Westlaw account

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Students enrolled in the UI College of
 Law, law faculty, and law staff are eligible for a Westlaw password. Please contact Matt Flyntz,, for registration instructions.* 

It is strongly advised that users register using their email address.

*First year law students receive an unique registration code at the beginning of their first law semester. 

Westlaw summer and post-graduation access

Westlaw for Graduating Students

Iowa Law graduates have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month for commercial and non-commercial uses.

In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18 months after graduation for 1 hour a month. Extend access by logging into


Westlaw summer access for Current Students

Iowa Law students who are continuing their studies may use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

Summer coursework
Research assistant assignments
Law Review or Journal research
Moot Court research
Non-Profit work
Clinical work
Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jeff Brandimarte at


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: 

Jeff Brandimarte, 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