Services for Alumni

Library Access

Library access is restricted to current UC Hastings students, faculty and staff until July 5, 2022.

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Borrowing Materials

The San Francisco Law Library provides free online access to a wide range of California and general legal treatises via the LexisNexis Digital Library.  They also provide online access to Fastcase and Westlaw.  Visit their website to find out more.

The Law Library’s annual membership program for unaffiliated borrowers will reopen July 5, 2022.

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Westlaw for Recent Graduates

The Law Library is now providing our graduates with 18 months of free access, starting right after graduation, to Westlaw, Practical Law, Drafting Assistant, Practice Point, Document & Form Builder, and more!  Commercial use is allowed and encouraged!  To take advantage of this program, you must enroll in Grad Elite.  To enroll, click on this link:  To find out more about the Westlaw tools that are now available to you, go here:

The Law Library does not have a Westlaw terminal for alumni.

Reference Services

Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the Reference Librarians’ expertise! Feel free to call or email us with your research questions. The Reference Librarians can help you formulate your search strategy and point you toward relevant resources.  And don’t forget the wealth of information available on the Library website, including our research guides and links to free online resources.

Bar Study Materials

The library has prepared an online study guide with links to California bar exam questions organized by subject. We also have past California bar exams going back to the 1930’s, as well as bar study books and flashcards.