BYU Law students now have access to the next generation of Westlaw — WestlawNext. When signing in to Westlaw, you should now have access to both Westlaw and WestlawNext through links at the top of your screen. WestlawNext offers a “Getting Started” video tutorial at the bottom of the home page that I recommend you take a look at. Westlaw has also produced a document that compares Westlaw and WestlawNext.
I will post more about WestlawNext in the coming days, but here are a few things you should know up front:
1-Printing is not yet available from WestlawNext to the Westlaw printers at the Law School. You will need to use regular Westlaw for that.
2-Not all of the content on Westlaw has been migrated to WestlawNext, but the major stuff is there.
3-Westlaw.com is not automatically being transitioned to WestlawNext in the law firms. Firms and other employers must pay a premium over their current Westlaw contract to get WestlawNext. That means many employers will still have access only to Westlaw.com and not WestlawNext.