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LexisNexis Donates Legal Research Tools to the University of Malawi

Online legal information resources for 135 law school students and faculty support advocacy in Malawi and Africa

LONDON, 06 October 2010 - LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced it has donated access to respected legal publications via their Lexis®Library online legal research service to the Law Faculty, Chancellor College, University of Malawi in Zomba. Available titles and information being provided include: All England Law Reports, Halsbury's Laws of England, UK legislation, and UK and international journals.


Tom Laidlaw, Head of Academic Development at LexisNexis UK, said: "We are glad to provide access to first rate legal research tools for students who would otherwise not have these resources to support their education. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, and these students will now be able to gain the benefit of authoritative and trusted legal learning resources from LexisNexis to better understand and apply the law.

"We support a wide range of initiatives to promote the rule of law globally and feel privileged to have made a small contribution to the learning of an excellent group of young legal professionals whose desire to contribute to positive policy making in Malawi and in Africa should be admired."

The access to LexisLibrary will provide the 135 law students and faculty members with access to both case and statute law which will enhance their legal knowledge and current studies.

Dr Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Chancellor College, stated: "The generous donation of access to LexisNexis has made an immeasurable contribution to the availability of legal information to University of Malawi students and faculty. This has enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the process of the teaching and learning of law, and will ultimately lead to the improvement of the overall quality of legal services provided to the public by law graduates and faculty of the University of Malawi."

Dr Natalie Hahn, Senior Private Sector Advisor for the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) and a former UNICEF representative to Malawi commented: "LexisNexis is bringing a global world of legal knowledge and inspiration to students at the Law Faculty, Chancellor College, University of Malawi in Zomba. At present, the Faculty has a limited library and resources, but there is an enthusiastic group of students who are eager to become legal advocates for policy and political changes benefiting Malawi and Africa. The LexisNexis donation will revolutionize their approach to learning and open new vistas."

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis online services include LexisLibrary - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards - and Nexis® the single most powerful global news & business information service. The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.

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