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Legal News and Current Awareness

This guide describes resources for researching legal news and general news.

Introduction

This page identifies where and how to search for legal news and general news using the Lexis Advance and Westlaw databases.

Lexis and Westlaw

Pull Articles by Subject or Company

  • On Lexis News and Legal News, click Advanced Search above the search box and then search within the Classification or Company Name fields.

Search Headlines and Lead Paragraphs

  • On Lexis News and Legal News, click Advanced Search above the search box, then search within the  Headline and Lead Sections field.

Get Email Alerts for New Content

  • On Lexis, run a search and click the Create an alert button in the upper left to set up an alert.
  • On Law360, sign up with your law school email address at the link below.

Pull Articles by Subject or Company

  • In Westlaw News, click Advanced to the right of the search box and then click Select Smart Terms to look up articles by subject, company, and location.

Search Headlines and Lead Paragraphs

  • In Westlaw News, click Advanced to the right of the search box and then search within the fields for Title or Lead Paragraph.

Get Email Alerts for New Content

  • In Westlaw News and Legal News, run a search and click the Create WestClip Alert  button in the upper right corner to set up an alert.
  • On Westlaw Practical Law, sign up with your law school email address at the link below.