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. The below videos will help you to prepare to take the LexisLibrary Basic and Advanced certifications. For further assistance, please visit the help site.


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 March 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

Want to stand out from the crowd when searching for a training contract?

Work for LexisNexis as a Student Associate; act as a representative on campus for our online services and advise and support your fellow students with their legal research. We are looking for an enthusiastic first, second, third year or postgraduate law student.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and ongoing support. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. This will be a fixed term contract starting in September 2020.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply through the job portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will be invited to interview via video.

What do students say about being a LexisNexis Student Associate?


“Being a Student Associate has given me a true insight of the industry I want to make a mark in. I would recommend the programme to other Law students; the experience was invaluable no matter where you are in your career process. LexisNexis took me under their wing and guided my development every step of the way, I now feel as if I can tackle any challenge I’m given”

Wafa, University of Manchester


“I would absolutely recommend applying for the programme. It is a great opportunity to develop crucial skills to support your future career, both in law or in other fields: furthermore, it gives you an insight into the work ethics of an internationally relevant company and provides you with the possibility of making important connections within the industry”

Chiara, University of Durham


“I believe the Student Associate Programme supported my overall career development. From running my own sessions involving sizeable groups, I can say I have improved my public speaking, communication and marketing skills”

Georgios-Nikiforos, University College London


“LexisNexis have provided me with a head start in the legal sector and no doubt supported my overall career development. As a first-year student, I have already been able to shake hands with a variety of successful people in the industry and hear what they have to say, even being able to stay in touch with them via LinkedIn for any further advice. You are looked after by LexisNexis and treated as a professional”

Aaron, University of Law Bristol