- Building Access: Although your law student IDs (which provide 24-hour access to the Law School and Law Library) are deactivated shortly after graduation, you are eligible for a free alumni card from the DukeCard Office (http://dukecard.duke.edu/idcards.html). E-mail your alumni card number to the Law School's Building Manager, Catherine Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org), in order to activate 24-hour access for the summer. The access will continue until August 15, 2009.
- LexisNexis: Graduating students who are studying for the bar exam may extend their passwords until August 1, 2009. To register for summer access, see http://support.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/record.asp?articleid=summer_access.
- Westlaw: Graduating students may extend their Westlaw passwords for bar review: http://lawschool.westlaw.com/shared/marketinfodisplay.asp?code=MI&id=322.
- Other Library Resources: Your NetID and password, which provides off-campus access to library resources such as HeinOnline and LegalTrac, remains active for a year after graduation. See NetID Services After Leaving Duke for more information, and consult the OIT Help Desk (http://www.oit.duke.edu/helpdesk/) with any issues.
- Borrowing Library Materials: Law student borrowing privileges generally expire at graduation, although exceptions can be made for recent graduates who remain in the Triangle area for bar exam study. Please speak with a Circulation Desk staff member to borrow Law Library materials. (Note that we are unable to offer interlibrary loan services to recent graduates.) For full borrowing privileges across all Duke campus libraries, alumni may purchase a Campus Borrower's Card from the Perkins Library at the discounted price of $75/year. See http://library.duke.edu/services/borrow/privileges.html for more information.
- E-mail and Network Files: Visit the Academic Technologies page for 2009 Year End Information for Students (http://www.law.duke.edu/computing/yearend2009) for more information about your Law School e-mail account and network files.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Congratulations to the Class of 2009! If you are a recent graduate who plans to remain in the Triangle area this summer for bar exam study, please note the following information about Duke Law building access and library resources/services.