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Summer Associate Training with The New York Law Institute: Before You Start

Research guide and tips for summer associates. Built thanks to the help of community guides: Seton Hall's Transactional Law Research LibGuide and Summer Legal Research Tips - Illinois College of Law Library.

Where are you going?

It's important to hit the ground running.  

Find out everything you can about the place you are going:

  • Do they have a library?
  • Do they have a law librarian?
  • Do they have a conference room with books in it?
  • Find out what they subscribe to and get up to speed on these sources now
  • What citation style guide do they use?

What to Bring:

  • Legal Research in a Nutshell
  • Small paper notebook or tablet

How to contact us here at the Law Library                       Reference Desk:


phone: 212-732-8720

LexisAdvance Westlaw BloombergLaw Resources for Interns & Externs

Can I use my LexisAdvance Westlaw BloombergLaw ID?

It is your responsibility to find out what each company's terms are for using your student ID for work over the summer.  Sometimes you have to register ahead of time and them what you will be doing.  Find out now so you are ready to hit the ground running.


  • For live, expert guidance 24/7 -              (800) 543-6862 [menu option 1]


  • To speak to a Reference Attorney 24/7 - (800) REF-ATTY = (800) 733-2889


  • Help Desk 24/7 - (888) 560-2529 


Does your EMPLOYER place restrictions on using your school ID?