Information Center:
News & announcements for the week of
MAY 22, 2000

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Passwords to LoisLaw Now Available to Law Students.
The Information Center has arranged for Chicago-Kent law students to have passwords to Loislaw, an Internet database of primary federal and state law.  Unlike Lexis and Westlaw, student passwords will not be turned off during the summer months.

Creating a new Chicago-Kent user account at requires the following steps:

1.  Open Internet browser and type in URL:

2.  Click on “Special Access Code” link on left side list..

3.  Click on “ABA Accredited Law Schools and Universities” link.

4.  Click on “Register Now” link.

5.  Fill in all required form fields.  For Law School field choose: “IL:Illinois Institute of Tech.”  In “Special Access Code” field type: ILLIT68 (this code is case sensitive), agree to the terms of the user agreement, then click on the “Submit” button.

6.  Click “Confirm” button if all information is correct.

7.  Begin your search.

If you need assistance, please ask a Reference Librarian.

Information Center provides Summer Lexis and Westlaw Password Procedures.
Lexis and Westlaw have new procedures this year for summer passwords. For Lexis summer passwords, register online.  Go to and choose the link to Law Schools.  Follow the directions online and fill out the form.  New this year: summer passwords are available to unpaid externs, such as public interest or judicial, as well as the traditional school related purposes, such as law review and research assistants.

This year Westlaw will extend passwords automatically over the summer for students who are not graduating.  Therefore there is no online registration procedure for this and no postcard registration, as for previous years. Students should note that summer passwords are limited to two hours of research per month for June and July for LAW SCHOOL PURPOSES only, such as law review and summer school.  Westlaw does not provide extended passwords for interns and externs. 

Westlaw is offering graduating students a Before the Bar program which students may use to prepare for the bar for two months after graduation.  The online registration for this is at and includes filling out a survey form.

Information Center Summer Schedule.
May 22-July 13

Sunday                                                                              CLOSED
Monday-Thursday                                                            8:00am-10:00pm
Friday                                                                                8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday                                                                            9:00am-5:00pm

Memorial  Day  Holiday 

Friday, May 26                                                                  8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday/Sunday, May 27-28                                          CLOSED
Monday, May 29                                                               10:00am-10:00pm

Link to Illinois legislative web site provides daily information for the House of Representatives.
Web Source for Current Legislative Research.  The Illinois House of Representatives makes Daily House Journals, House Floor Roll Calls, and House Floor Transcription Debates for the 91st General Assembly available on the Internet, at  Search the House Journal and Floor Transcription Debates by keyword or by Legislative Day, and the Roll Calls by Bill Number.

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