As a student, you have to demonstrate that you understand and that you can apply important legal concepts, if you want to achieve the best possible marks. However, it is not always easy to find the time to demonstrate this understanding when you first have to spend hours searching for the basic information.

LexisNexis® is committed to providing students studying at universities across the United Kingdom with the information they need to achieve their full potential. In an ever-expanding digital universe, LexisNexis is your guarantee of accuracy. We give you access to the cases and legislation that form the bedrock of our legal systems and also to analysis and commentary written by the best legal minds in practice and academia.

Online Research Certification

LexisLibrary is the online service that gives you access to the most comprehensive and authoritative online legal information - all in a single source. Firms demand that trainees are fully competent in legal research and can navigate online legal information sources with confidence. By attaining the LexisNexis Online Research certification you can prove that you possess these skills that employers are looking for, putting yourself firmly in the frame for the job you desire.

You can take the test on the LexisLibrary service and it is available in basic and advanced versions covering either the law of England and Wales or the law of Scotland.


Student Associates Programme

What is a LexisNexis Student Associate?

A Student Associate is a law student just like you. He or she has been fully trained to use the LexisNexis suite of online research services and also in how to pass that expertise on to others. Associates run weekly or bi-weekly clinics to provide fellow students with free support and assistance in using LexisLibrary and LexisPSL. Students can consult them on problems such as how to find a particular case or statute, how to find all the cases relevant to a specific problem, how best to search in order to maximise results, or even whether a particular journal or other source is available online.

With an Associate's help you can:

  • Find what you are looking for quickly and easily.
  • Save time - less time researching means more time for what's really important.
  • Reduce stress and be confident that you can deal with whatever an assessment or exam throws at you.
  • Stay ahead of your classmates - have all the information you need to do your best.
  • Win the moot - be the one to find that brand new case which swings the result.
  • Develop essential skills - research is an important part of any training contract, so why not hone your skills now with our help?

The LexisNexis Student Associates aim to help you find the answer for yourself - after a session with an Associate, you will feel better equipped to carry out similar research for yourself in future. Join the Student Associate programme. We recruit Student Associates between May and June of each year. If you are interested in the role, then further details can be found on the recruitment section of this page.

Student Associate Recruitment

Do you want to stand out from the crowd in the search for a training contract?

If the answer is ‘yes’, then an opportunity has arisen to increase your legal research skills and work for LexisNexis. We are looking for a current first, second year or postgraduate law student to act as a representative on campus for LexisNexis Online Services.
The successful candidate will be paid an attractive pro-rata salary to offer a small number of hours per week to promote LexisNexis and support and advise students on how to use its essential research services effectively.
Full training and on-going support will be provided. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. This will be a fixed term contract starting in September 2018.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply by Wednesday 25th July 2018 (applications after this date will not be considered), to studentassociates@lexisnexis.co.uk.
Your application should consist of a covering letter and a copy of your C.V. Please state “Student Associate” and the University you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Interviews will be held via Skype during August 2018.