Last Updated: 22 Mar, 2018     Views: 18

WestLaw has long URLs that track your session behaviour and a simple copy paste will result in an error.

The trick is to:

  1. Locate the item in WestLaw
  2. Copy the URL up to and including the value for docguid i.e. everything to the right of (and including) the & at the end of the docguid value is removed (in this example the red bit) so that:
    https://www-westlaw-com-au.elibrary.jcu.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I39a361e3cfd411e08eefa443f89988a0&isTocNav=&tocDs=&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
    Becomes
    https://www-westlaw-com-au.elibrary.jcu.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I39a361e3cfd411e08eefa443f89988a0
  3. Format the remainder as valid starting point URL i.e.:
    http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?&src=search&docguid=I39a361e3cfd411e08eefa443f89988a0

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