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Westlaw Access for Public Users: Home

How to set up a temporary account with Westlaw for non-VLS users.

How to set up your Westlaw trial account


Note: accounts created using this link will have access to Westlaw for a total of 10 hours over 7 days. Content includes primary law, secondary sources, litigation, and Practical Law on the Westlaw Classic platform.

Please Read:

• Select Government - State or Local in the Organization Type field (do not select Pro Se or Law Student)

• The email address used cannot be known to the Thomson Reuters system.


1.     Go to the Westlaw trial page and enter your email address.

2.     Enter your contact information. In the Organization Type field, please select Government – State or Local.

3.     Skip the "Add Colleagues" page.

4.     Click "I agree to Terms & Conditions" and click Create Profile.

5.     Create OnePass Profile and Security fields.

6.     Confirm your OnePass profile and click “Get Started” to begin searching on Westlaw


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CLIC Coordinator
Community Legal Info. Center
Cornell Library
Vermont Law School
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068