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Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center is a library located on the 3rd floor in the law school. The collection reflects the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students with a particular emphasis on the areas of concentration: business and entrepreneurship, criminal law, health law, and intellectual property. In addition to the numerous print resources, users have access to the thousands of electronic databases, books and journals that the LRC as well as the Drexel University Libraries subscribe to. This provides the researcher with access to legal and interdisciplinary materials.

Along with books and reserve materials, the LRC circulation desk has a number of useful items for checkout, such as phone and laptop chargers, HDMI and Ethernet cables, GoPro Camera, HD webcams, and more. For more information, see Services for Students.

Summer and Graduating Student Westlaw Access

Continuing students automatically get FULL access all year-round (180 hours per month). You do not have to do anything to gain access over the summer. Please be reminded that the academic use restriction applies to summer access.  Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

Graduating students may extend access through the Grad Elite program. Registered students will get 60 hours per month full access for 6 months post-graduation through November 30th, 2020.  Please look for additional information about the Grad Elite program under your account information when you log in to Westlaw.

For questions, please contact Erica Hines, our Westlaw Representative (

Online Textbook and Study Aid Access

West Academic 

Offering complimentary eBooks to students for REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS ONLY, with no access to print books. 

Must call West Academic at 877.888.1330 (ext.4) to setup their eBook.

Set up a West Academic account before you call in, at

West Academic is also offering complimentary schoolwide access to their online study aids. DrexelOne login required to access. Access is granted through the end of the semester, and includes audio lectures.

Carolina Academic Press 

Professors must coordinate with Carolina Academic Press to distribute time-limited ebook access to their students. (The access codes will expire on June 1.) Contact for access.


Students must call 800-833-9844 to see if their casebook is eligible. (Carolina Academic purchased most Lexis casebook titles in January 2016)