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As an aspiring legal professional, getting the right information for your study is key to your success. We understand the breadth of your academic study and have hundreds of useful resources to support you throughout your legal education and beyond. Power your research with our legal research service, Westlaw UK; and access practice notes and guides for your core and elective LPC subjects through Practical Law. And for when you’re ready to begin your legal career, Law Student Online has a range of useful careers guides and practical tips for securing a training contract or pupillage. We have the solutions to support you at every stage of your legal career.
Solutions for law students
Westlaw is an industry-leading legal research tool used by hundreds of thousands of legal professionals all over the world. Access a vast library of legal content - from case law, legislation and legal news; to journals and books. Gain certification in Westlaw UK, which can not only help to improve your legal research skills during your studies, but can also be a useful skill to carry through to your professional career.
Good commercial skills are important as you begin your legal career, and being able to demonstrate commercial acumen is vital when gaining a training contract or pupillage. We’ve put together a range of blogs, videos and podcasts to help you grow your commercial awareness skills. Our commercial awareness materials cover everything from technological developments impacting legal services, to Brexit and other issues in the political landscape.
Securing an interview for a training contract or pupillage is the first step in your legal career, so making a good impression is essential. We’ve put together a series of videos featuring practicing lawyers and barristers giving their insight on how to impress in your interview. Hear their tips about what to expect in your interview, what questions you might be asked and how to demonstrate your commercial awareness.
Each academic year we hire student representatives across many leading UK educational institutions. Thomson Reuters Legal Student Representatives help students to use our legal services by running legal clinics, drop-in sessions and providing online support. Becoming a Thomson Reuters Legal Student Representative is a great extra skill you can add to help you stand out when you’re starting your legal career.
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At the Law Student Online you can find free content from our textbooks and exam revision guides, together with news round-ups, podcasts and Westlaw UK online training. The Law Student Online has been designed specifically help you in the lead up to your exams, and to give you the tools and information to start your legal career.
Used by over 160,000 legal professionals in the UK, Practical Law is like having a virtual professional support team at your fingertips. A maintained know-how and precedent library means practitioners can quickly get up to speed in all areas of the law; and our Ask service means you can seek the guidance of our experienced academic lawyers anytime.
Legal professionals rely on Westlaw UK as a quick and efficient means of doing legal research, accessing leading legal texts online and for horizon scanning. Annotated Acts and Statutory Instruments help with interpreting new legislation, whilst case alerts mean you never miss a judgment in your industry.