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Westlaw Classic

New name, same premium product

Still the same legal research service you know

Westlaw Classic is a new name for the same product. You’ll get the same content, same features, and same user experience. This change creates clarity between the two Westlaw platforms: Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Edge.

Frequently asked questions

  • Westlaw Classic is the new name for the same product previously known as Westlaw.

  • No. You will still have the same contract terms, and the same access.

  • Yes. Your subscription and product offering will not change. 

  • Yes. There have been two Westlaw platforms available since July 2018 when Westlaw Edge launched. The two options are now referred to as Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Edge.

  • Check out this chart to discover the AI-powered tools that set Westlaw Edge apart from Westlaw Classic.

  • At this time, there are no plans to hibernate the Westlaw Classic platform. We will continue to offer both Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Edge.

  • No. This name change is for the older version of Westlaw only. Westlaw Edge will remain as it is.

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When you rely on Westlaw Classic for legal research, you can:

  • Save time on searches with editorially indexed caselaw, statutes, and court rules
  • Research confidently with the most up-to-date cases
  • Tap into the largest collection of briefs, dockets, statutes, and more
  • Get up to speed faster with industry-leading secondary sources
  • Use KeyCite to instantly verify if a case is still good law

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