Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive legal information system integrating legal content (cases, statutes, regulations, and a citator service), litigation and transactional law resources, company and client information, and news and secondary content. Bloomberg Law also offers free access to Federal and state court dockets and filings, and over 800,000 real-world transactional documents. Students and faculty may incur up to $1,500 in actual state and federal dockets charges annually without interruption, subject to an institutionwide limit.
A traditional Bloomberg Terminal, a sophisticated tool for comprehensive research in the corporate and financial services area is available in the Multimedia Room (L208.1).
Bloomberg Law offers students unlimited and unrestricted access to your Bloomberg Law accounts for any purpose, anytime, anywhere, including for use over the summer. Graduating students will retain unlimited and unrestricted access to their accounts for 6 months after graduation.
To register for a Bloomberg Law account, go to https://profile.bna.com/bloomberglaw-activate/ and fill in the form. You must register using your official NYLS email address, but you do not need an activation code. After you submit the form, Bloomberg Law will send you access information.
Our Bloomberg Law Relationship Manager is: Stefanie Schuette (office: 618.615.1413; email: email@example.com)
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The Bloomberg Law dockets service provides broad coverage of federal and state court dockets and filings. Bloomberg Law provides access to federal court dockets and their underlying filings obtained from PACER, the federal courts’ portal for Public Access to Court Records. Unlike PACER, however, Bloomberg Law allows users to run full-text searches, restrict searches of trial court dockets to particular types of documents, and provides researchers the ability to search across many state courts’ court information using a single interface.
Individual academic users are now subject to a $1,500 per-person annual cap on docket costs, which resets each year on July 1st. When NYLS academic users conduct any dockets transactions (i.e., Update Docket, Track Docket, and Retrieve Docket), they will receive a notice that fees will apply against the usage limit. Users will not be personally charged. If another user has already pulled a document into Bloomberg Law’s system, then there is no charge to access that document.
To see how much of your annual $1,500 docket charges cap remains, go to the "My Account" drop-down after logging in and select "My Dockets Billing."
The Bloomberg Terminal is a dedicated computer that offers access to the Bloomberg Professional service, Bloomberg Government (BGOV), and Bloomberg Law (BLAW) and is located in the Mendik Library (L208.1) It is available for on-campus, in-person use during the normal Library hours operation hours. Login information posted next to the machine.