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Important Announcement from Westlaw: Academic OnePass Password Change

Academic OnePass Password Change in 4 Easy Steps!

Upon signing on to OnePass, you may have noticed a prompt to change your password.  It only takes a few minutes! Just follow the steps below.  If you have questions, feel free to call us at our Support Number: 1-800-850-WEST (9378).

After attempting to sign on, a pop-up box will appear. Click Forgot My Password. This will take you directly to Step 2.

If the pop-up box should disappear, you can still reach the Forgot Password page by clicking the Forgot my username or password link on the Sign In page. This will take you to Step 1.

Select the I forgot my password button and then click the Next button.  If you do not know your username, click I forgot my username and password.

Enter your username and the email address associated with the OnePass profile and then click the Next button.

Answer the security question and then click the Next button. NOTE: An email with a temporary password will be sent to the email address associated with the
OnePass profile and is required for Step 4.

Enter your username and temporary password in the appropriate fields. Using the criteria listed under Password Requirements, create a new password and then enter it again in the Confirm New Password box.

To complete the process, click the Change and Return to Law School box.  You can now sign back on.

To download a PDF of instructions, complete with screenshots, click here: Academic OnePass Reset

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Westlaw Lawschool System Announcement

Lawschool.westlaw.com and The West Education Network (TWEN) will be unavailable Saturday 12/27 through early Sunday 12/28 between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM (CST) for essential maintenance. During this brief outage, you will still have access to WestlawNext at https://next.westlaw.com.

This downtime includes TWEN and all associated modules. If you have an assignment deadline this coming weekend, please submit the completed assignment by 11:00 PM Saturday or after 5:00 AM Sunday, Central Time.

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Welcome! Law Library Basics for New Students


We want to welcome all of the incoming 1Ls, LLMs, and transfer students to the Charlotte School of Law Library. We are always happy to answer questions whether at the Reference Desk, Circulation Desk, or roaming the halls of the law school, but we thought we’d take a moment to address some of the most popular ones around this time of year.

What are the hours?

The library’s space will be open 7am-11pm on Monday-Friday and 8am-11pm on Saturday and Sunday. The reference desk is staffed 9am-6pm on Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm on Friday, and 12pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The circulation desk is staffed 8am-10pm on Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 12pm-9pm on Sunday.

Where can I print?

Law students may print 800 pages per academic semester on any of the Law School printers free of charge. If a student exceeds the 800 print quota at any time he/she will need to add additional funds before being able to print more pages. Students can add additional funds to their print cards through the finance department.

You can print to the Law School printers from your personal laptop, click here for further details and and instructions.

LexisNexis printing is free if you send your print job to the LexisNexis printer. The LexisNexis printer is located in the computer lab on the eighth floor.

Where can I scan or make photocopies?

There are several computer labs with printing and copying abilities throughout the law school. There is a copy room with three printer/copy machines on the fourth floor of the library. There is also a printer/copier on the fifth floor of the library, right in front of the reference desk. There is no cost to scan and email a document. Scanned copies that are printed counts towards your printing quota.

When will I get my Westlaw and Lexis passwords?

We will distribute LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords to 1Ls at the new student orientation next Friday, August 15th.  If you are not at the orientation to get your passwords please stop by the reference desk on the fifth floor

How do I check books out? 

When you get your student ID there will be a barcode printed on the back. You use this barcode to check-out any library materials. You also use this barcode to access any of CSL’s electronic databases while off campus.

How do I know what’s on reserve for my classes? 

The Library maintains a list of books on reserve for Law School classes both electronically and in print at the Circulation Desk.

Have other questions?

We’re sure you do. Stop by the Reference Desk, send us and email or give us a call at (704)971-8574.

~Minerva Mims~


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Top Tool for Appellate Advocacy Class: West CiteAdvisor


Taking Appellate Advocacy this semester?  You will definitely want to check out West CiteAdvisor available to our 2L and 3L students as part of our Charlotte Law Westlaw subscription.


What does CiteAdvisor do?

West CiteAdvisor identifies citations in your legal document and suggests the correct citation format if necessary.  CiteAdvisor follows Bluebook format, ALWD Citation Manual format, or state or local rules.  CiteAdvisor will also insert a table of authorities (TOA) in your document.  Access CiteAdvisor at citeadvisor.westlaw.com.

Check out the Quick Reference Guide or if you have more time check out the User Guide.

Tips for using CiteAdvisor:

  • Use the Server Version.
  • Only open it on one computer at a time.  If you are logged in at home, you will not be able to access it at school.  This is very different from Westlaw.
  • It only accepts .doc at the moment, not .docx but that is subject to change.
  • Keep a safe copy of your brief just in case you want to undo anything.
  • Create custom settings!  Choose your source and your type of document and other settings and SAVE your settings.
  • Note:  CiteAdvisor defaults to the West version of statutes NOT the official version so make sure to choose official statutes!


Questions?  Contact any reference librarian or come see us on the 12th floor!

~Mary Susan Lucas~

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Summer Access to Westlaw


Wondering if you can use Westlaw this summer?

Password extension for acceptable uses is available at www.lawschool.westlaw.com.

Find the button above on the Westlaw landing page (see bottom right of page) and click GO.  Follow the instructions on the Password Extension page.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Susan Lucas, Reference Librarian, at mlucas@charlottelaw.edu.

Happy researching!


Questions about LexisNexis summer access?

Check out our earlier blog here.

~Mary Susan Lucas~

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