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Westlaw Classic

Comprehensive legal research for legal professionals

Rely on authoritative content

Access the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of legal information, conforming to rigorous editorial standards.

Improved accuracy in less time

Find the information you need and stop second-guessing your sources, saving hours a week on research tasks.

Make sure you are citing good law

Rely on the most accurate, current information when it comes to invalid or overruled points of law.

Rely on authoritative content

Access the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of legal information, conforming to rigorous editorial standards.

Improved accuracy in less time

Find the information you need and stop second-guessing your sources, saving hours a week on research tasks.

Make sure you are citing good law

Rely on the most accurate, current information when it comes to invalid or overruled points of law.

Essential features included in all plans

Authoritative content

Rigorous editorial process

Rely on the most up-to-date and organized collections of caselaw, statutes, and regulations regularly vetted by a team of expert attorney-editors. 

West Key Number System

Case-finding and issue spotting tool

Pinpoint legal issues and quickly find relevant cases. Rely on arguments that reflect the true nature of the law.

KeyCite

Complete and accurate citator

Work confidently with the ability to quickly verify whether a case, statute, or other legal authority is still good law.

The sources you need in a single platform

Deepen your research with primary law and analytical titles created by expert authors

Primary law

Foundational resources

Access material such as cases, statutes, regulations, legislative materials, and more to gain a better understanding of your legal issue.

Secondary sources

Premier analytical titles

Get up to speed in new areas of the law or revisit familiar ones with encyclopedias, journals, law reviews, and more.

What’s New

Westlaw Edge

Discover a new standard for thorough and quality legal research

Westlaw Edge combines a legacy of quality and accuracy with the latest AI technology, making it possible to more easily and efficiently complete complex and time-consuming research tasks.

Explore plans for law firms, companies, and government agencies

Get the plan you need for fast, effective legal research.

Basic plan

Westlaw Single State Primary

Small Law primary law subscription that includes updated single state-level cases, statutes, regulations, and administrative decisions along with Westlaw’s powerful citator, advanced search, and organizational tools.

Expanded plan

Westlaw All States Primary

With primary law resources from all 50 states, you can quickly identify the information to solve your client's needs and reference precedent in other jurisdictional areas.

Premium plan

Westlaw All States & Federal Primary

The comprehensive set of primary law resources with access to content from all 50 states, circuit courts, and federal jurisdictions.

Get the right tools to fit your firm’s unique needs to research confidently and quickly.

Basic plan

Westlaw Single State Primary

Access continuously updated single state-level primary law resources for your firm.

Expanded plan

Westlaw All States Primary

With all state primary law resources, you can quickly identify the information to solve your client's needs and reference precedent in other jurisdictional areas.

Premium plan

Westlaw All States & Federal Primary

Primary law subscription for your firm, which includes all State and Federal Circuit specific primary law resources.

Stay current on matters important to the business with essential features for fast and effective legal research.

Basic plan

Westlaw Classic Core

Access foundational legal research content so you can know the current state of the law and act with confidence.

Expanded plan

Westlaw Classic Core Plus

Build on your legal research foundation with authoritative and extensive secondary sources so you can interpret the law and act faster.

Stay up to date with essential features for fast and effective legal research.

Basic plan

Westlaw Edge Single State Primary

A simple but powerful plan that gives your firm access to cases, statutes, regulations, and administrative decisions from a single state.

Premium plan

Westlaw Edge National Primary

Use primary law content from all 50 states and federal resources to ensure you are comprehensive with your research, while using the best AI tools Westlaw has to offer.

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