Co-op Resources

Getting Ready for Co-op

Research Assistance

The law library can help you prepare for co-op and with research help while you are on co-op. Whether you are working in Massachusetts, in an out-of state firm, or a foreign country, the Law Library is here to help you with your research. You can contact us in person, on the phone or by email.

Phone: (617) 373-3332 Email: LawLibrary@northeastern.edu

Chat: lawlibraryguides.neu.edu/chat

Walk-in Research Assistance: Monday - Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Research Appointments:

Monday - Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Interlibrary Loan

ILL is available to students on co-op, however the materials are delivered to the law library not to your co-op location. Therefore, it is best to contact a librarian for advice.

Access to Other Libraries

Members of the School of Law community have access to all the resources at Snell Library which serves the general Northeastern University community.

The library’s membership in the New England Law Library Consortium and the Boston Library Consortium offers our students access to area law libraries and research facilities. Consult a reference librarian for detailed information about access to other libraries.

Consider looking into libraries near your co-op employer as well.

Databases (available to students on co-op)

  • AILALink is a fully searchable, web-based immigration law library filled with practical guidance and authoritative resources key to the practice of immigration law. It provides access to statutes, regulations, cases, AILA publications and nearly 200 immigration forms. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff. Limited to eight users at one time.

  • While on co-op, Northeastern Law students may use their law school BNA passwords without restriction to access Bloomberg Law. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff.

  • The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 100 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 27 legal education subject areas. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.

  • *Please note the restrictions on using HeinOnline while on co-op

    HeinOnline provides full access to complete runs of more than 500 law journals. It also includes the Federal Register, treaties and related publications, US Supreme Court materials and U.S Attorney General Opinions. Other libraries include the Foreign and International Law Database, European Center for Minority Issues, English Reports, Legal Classics Library, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium. HeinOnline databases are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. While on co-op, Northeastern Law  students may use for:

    • Public interest externships/internships including federal, state, local government and courts
    • Pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • Research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • If they are working for a firm, organization or any other entity which charges a client for the students' time or research performed, then use of HeinOnline would be in violation of the academic use rules.
  • The LLMC is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. It is a searchable database of historical documents and decisions from Federal Legislative, Judicial and Executive bodies.

  • LawMemo.Com has a searchable case law database that contains summaries and the full text of federal and state employment law cases. The database contains cases from 1998 to the present. Custom alerts and email advance sheets are also available for: Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo and National Arbitration Center Memo. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. Register using your Northeastern email address.

  • By license agreement, LegalTrac is available to all Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff.

  • *Please note the restrictions on using LexisNexis while on Coop

    By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff. While on co-op, Northeastern Law students may use their law school Lexis passwords for:

    • public interest externships/internships not including federal, state, or local government and courts
    • pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • If they are working for a firm, organization or any other entity which charges a client for the students' time or research performed, then use of the academic ID would be in violation of the academic use rules.
    • Complete terms and conditions
  • Massachusetts bill tracking service. It provides legislative history material for Massachusetts legislation from 1996 to present. It includes available information on bill versions, bill status, hearings, committee work and news items of interest for various pieces of legislation.

  • Website of the National Center on Poverty Law, a non-profit organization. The center carries out legal and policy research and provides legal services to low-income clients. The “Clearinghouse Review” area has scholarly articles in the area of Poverty Law and is the electronic version of their print journal. Materials such as cases and articles are also available. By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

  • Search for information through Snell Library's electronic databases. Access restricted to Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

  • Social Law Library's On-Line Databases includes administrative and court decisions, regulations, rules of court, statutes, constitution, and budget. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff.

  • *Please note the restrictions on using Westlaw while on Coop

    By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff. While on co-op, Northeastern Law School students may use their Law School Westlaw passwords for:

    • unpaid externships/internships required for graduation
    • pro bono and public service program activity required for graduation
    • minimal law school paid stipend work required for graduation
    • research for a law professor, or for a law school course, clinic or moot court
    • Students may not use their law school Westlaw passwords in connection with employment outside the law school, or any internship or externship where remuneration of any kind is received.
    • Complete terms and conditions