On January 1st, all Westlaw accounts are upgrading to a new legal research platform called Westlaw Edge. You will NOT need to take further actions for this upgrade.
*What is Westlaw Edge?*
Westlaw Edge mostly functions the same as Westlaw. Once you log on to the home page starting on January 1st, the first thing you will notice is the home page will be blue. Here’s a sneak peek of the home page:
Besides some user experience changes, Westlaw Edge has 4 major new features—
§ An enhanced version of the KeyCite citator that provides warnings when a point of law in a case may have been implicitly undermined based on its reliance on an overruled or otherwise invalid prior decision.
§ Litigation Analytics that provide detailed docket analytics covering judges, courts, attorneys, and law firms, for both federal and state courts;
§ Statutes Compare, a tool that allows you to compare any two versions of a statute; and
§ WestSearch Plus, an AI-driven legal research tool that provides better predictive research suggestions that take you to the precise text you need to quickly find the answer to your legal question.
*TWEN will NOT be affected from this upgrade.
Learn more about Westlaw Edge through these training videos
Should you have any questions or concerns about Westlaw Edge, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian
Vermont Law School
68 N. Windsor Street, South Royalton, VT