Whether you are working on Co-op in Massachusetts, in an out-of state firm, or a foreign country, the Law Library can help you with your research. There is a range of services, databases and resources available to you.

Library Services

Research Assistance

The NUSL Law Library provides research assistance to NUSL's Co-op students. You can contact us in person, on the phone, or by email. Please also visit our Law Library Research Guides.


Phone: (617) 373-3332 Email: LawResearchHelp@neu.edu
Address: 400 Huntington Avenue
3rd Floor, Library
Boston, MA 02115
Walk-in Research Assistance:
Monday - Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
Research Appointments:
Monday - Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Inter-library Loan

ILL is available to students on co-op, however the materials are delivered to the law library not to your co-op location, therefore it is best to contact a librarian for advice.

Access to Other Libraries

Members of the School of Law community have access to all the resources at Snell Library which serves the general Northeastern University community. Students can also borrow material from the University’s John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute Library.

The library’s membership in the New England Law Library Consortium and the Boston Library Consortium offers our students access to area law libraries and research facilities. Consult a reference librarian for detailed information about access to other libraries.

Consider looking into libraries near your co-op employer as well.

 

Databases (Available to Coop Students)

  • AILALink Online 
    AILALinkOnline is a fully searchable, web-based immigration law library filled with practical guidance and authoritative resources key to the practice of immigration law.  It provides access to statutes, regulations, cases, AILA publications, and nearly 200 immigration forms.  Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Authorized users may request a password from the Law Library.
  • Bloomber BNA Premier
    BNA publications provide in-depth news and analysis of current events along with applicable statutes, administrative regulations and decisions, and cases. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • Bloomberg Law
    While on Coop, Northeastern Law School students may use their Law School BNA passwords without restriction. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • BNA's E-Alert's
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that all Northeastern University School of Law faculty, students, and staff may individually register to receive BNA’s U.S. Law Week email service. BNA’s e-alert provides email highlights and reports to NUSL for BNA’s U.S. Law Week and BNA’s Supreme Court Today. The U.S. Law Week e-alert is sent every Tuesday. Supreme Court Today e-alerts track the latest developments in the current Supreme Court term. Please click the BNA link for self-registration email sign up.
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
    The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over one hundred interactive, computer-based lessons covering twenty-seven legal education subject areas. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
  • HeinOnline*
    *Please note the restrictions on using HeinOnline while on Coop
    HeinOnline provides full access to complete runs of more than 500 law journals. It also includes the Federal Register, treaties and related publications, U.S. Supreme Court materials, and U.S Attorney General Opinions. Other libraries include the Foreign and International Law Database, European Center for Minority Issues, English Reports, Legal Classics Library, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.  HeinOnline databases are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. 
    While on Coop, Northeastern Law School students may use for:
    • Public interest externships/internships including federal, state, local government and courts
    • Pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • Research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • If they are working for a firm, organization or any other entity which charges a client for the students' time or research performed, then use of HeinOnline would be in violation of the academic use rules. 
  • Law Library Consortium's Digital Collection
    This resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. It is a searchable database of documents and decisions from Federal Legislative, Judicial and Executive bodies.
  • Law Memo - Password Required             LawMemo.Com has a searchable case law database that contains summaries and the full text of federal and state employment law cases. The database contains cases from 1998 to the present. Custom alerts and email advance sheets are also available for: Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo, and National Arbitration Center Memo. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Register using your Northeastern email address.
  • LegalTrac
    By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. 
  • LexisNexis*
    *Please note the restrictions on using LEXIS while on Coop
    By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. While on Coop, Northeastern Law School students may use their Law School Lexis passwords for:
    • public interest externships/internships including federal, state, local government and courts
    • pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • If they are working for a firm, organization or any other entity which charges a client for the students' time or research performed, then use of the academic ID would be in violation of the academic use rules.
    • Summer 2014: All-Access to LexisAdvance: 1L's and 2L's may continue to use their current LexisAdvance ID for any purpose this summer - including work they perform at a law firm, corporation or government agency. Graduating 3L's can register for a Graduate Program ID that will extend their access beyond graduation. To learn more, visit: www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access.
  • National Center on Poverty Law  Website of the National Center on Poverty Law, a non-profit organization. The Center carries out legal and policy research and provides legal services to low-income clients. The “Clearinghouse Review” area has scholarly articles in the area of Poverty Law and is the electronic version of their print journal. Materials such as cases and articles are also available. By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Snell Library 's Subscription Databases
    Search for information through Snell Library's electronic databases. Access restricted to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Social Law Library's On-Line Databases
    Includes administrative and court decisions, regulations, rules of court, statutes, constitution, and budget. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • State House News Service (Massachusetts Legislature)
    The State House News Service, an unofficial, commercial reporter group operating in the State House, covers public hearings on a selective basis. Reporters file debate notes on floor action from each chamber. In addition, reporters attend selected committee hearings and press conferences and file reports known as feature stories. The Service's "Advances" describe anticipated action in state government from the legislative and executive branches that week; the "Round-Ups" summarize the week's events. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
  • U.S. Law Week 
    By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • West Law
    *Please note the restrictions on using WestLaw while on Coop
    By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. While on Coop, Northeastern Law School students may use their Law School Westlaw passwords for:
    • public interest externships/internships not including federal, state, or local government and courts
    • pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • Students may not use their law school Westlaw passwords for research for a court, government office, law firm, or any job where a client would be charged for the students' work.