Law students, it's time to enhance your skills for free


06th Jul 2022


Law, Careers


Law students can expect to graduate with a multitude of skills and professional opportunities at their fingertips.   


The importance of legal research

Unsurprisingly, legal research is a fundamental skill that law students need to be able to conduct effectively over the course of their career. Research also involves skills such as reviewing and evaluating significant pieces of legal information. With this in mind, over 90% of the top 100 law firms subscribe to research databases like Lexis Library and Westlaw for their specialised content.  


Accelerate your studies

During your time at University of Essex Online, we want to ensure you have access to up-to-date knowledge while gaining additional transferable skills for the workplace. In association with LexisNexis, a well-known supplier of data analytics and computer-assisted legal research, and Westlaw, an online legal research service, University of Essex Online offers you the chance to study free law research courses. 


Student eligibility

These courses are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate law students, providing the opportunity to learn more about researching into legal issues using key law research engines.  

Still wondering how these courses could boost your career prospects? 


Top reasons to study

  • Study LexisNexis and Westlaw courses for free. 
  • Become competent in understanding LexisNexis and Westlaw.  
  • Gain valuable and transferable workplace skills. 
  • Enhance your CV and increase your employability. 
  • Courses are fully supported by University of Essex Library.   
  • Receive a certificate on completion.


If you’re looking to drive your legal career forward with an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree, then download a prospectus. Or for further questions about our free law research courses, please get in touch.