As a student, you need to be able to demonstrate that you understand and can apply important legal concepts to achieve the best possible marks in your degree and kick start your career in law. But it’s not easy to do this when you first have to spend hours searching for the basic information, and you’re not sure where to look.

LexisNexis is committed to providing university students across the United Kingdom with the tools 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 to analysis and commentary written by the best legal minds in practice and academia.

Legal research and guidance certifications

Master the art of legal research

Lexis®Library gives you access to the most comprehensive and authoritative online legal information – all in a single source. Firms expect trainees to be fully competent in legal research and confident in navigating online legal information sources. Take the free LexisLibrary certifications to prove that you possess these skills that employers are looking for. You can take both foundation and advanced certifications, covering either the law of England and Wales or the law of Scotland.

Prove your expertise to future employers

Lexis®PSL contains practice notes, precedents, forms and current awareness alerts across 35 practice areas, and is used by 88 out of 100 top law firms for their practical guidance. Take the LexisPSL certification to gain a competitive edge in your vacation scheme and job applications.

Student associate programme

What is a LexisNexis student associate?

A student associate is a law student just like you. They have been fully trained to use the LexisNexis suite of online research services and how to pass that expertise on to others. Associates run regular 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 a student 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.
  • 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?
  • Boost your employability – understand how you can use our research and practical tools to put you in the best position to win a training contract or pupillage.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness – learn about the tools available to you on LexisLibrary and LexisPSL.

Student associate recruitment

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

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. We recruit student associates between March and June of each year.

Successful candidates 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 of each year.

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 asked to complete an on-demand video task. Final stage interview will be held via video with the Hiring Manager.


What do students say about being a LexisNexis student associate?


“It has been both enjoyable and inspiring to work amongst a diverse team of dedicated student associates, sharing insights and encouraging one another. The support of the LexisNexis team, their expertise and guidance, has been invaluable. I would strongly urge anyone interested in this opportunity to seize it with both hands – it is not one to be missed.”

Erin, Cardiff University


“Being a student associate has been one of the most rewarding experiences at university. It provides you with the opportunity to play a crucial role in helping and guiding students within the law school. It also develops your transferable skills, such as public speaking, leadership, legal research and commercial awareness, which will aid your future career goals in any field you may wish to pursue.”

Amiya, Durham University


“Working at LexisNexis had a massive impact on the start of my career as a legal professional. I quickly became proficient in the use of legal research technology, gained transferable communication and leadership skills before starting my training contract, and enjoyed networking with both the local and national student community. The friendly, hardworking LexisNexis team made all of these things possible, even as COVID-19 was just starting to change the way we worked. There are few more well-rounded learning experiences available to students wanting to move into the legal sector.”

Sam, University of Edinburgh


“Not only has it been an opportunity to expand my network at a time of extreme social distancing, but I've refined skills crucial to my future career path. My favourite part has undoubtedly been the amount of students that I’ve been able to help. There is an overwhelming amount of satisfaction in knowing you’re making a difference and feeling the appreciation of your hard work.”

Stephanie, BPP University, Manchester