An opportunity has arisen to increase your legal research skills and work for a major legal publisher. LexisNexis is looking for an enthusiastic GDL or final year LL.B student to act as a representative on campus for LexisNexis Online Services.
Salary is £8 per hour/£40 a week plus expenses.
Full training will be given and on-going regular support will be provided. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. The contract will be for 9 months starting on 1st September 2016.
Your application should consist of a covering letter and a copy of your C.V. Please state “Student Associate, University of Law, Guildford” in the subject line of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be held by Skype during May and June 2016.
All applicants must be available for a three day training course to be held in London weeks commencing 15th and 22nd August 2106.
May I introduce myself as the new Student Ambassador for the Practical Law resources at Guildford. My name is Ciara Lennon and I am a full time LPC student here at Guildford. My role as a Student Ambassador for Practical Law is to help you access and utilise the resources available via Practical Law effectively. To help you do this I will:
- Send out regular update emails highlighting relevant resources you can use to assist you in your studies.
- Arrange drop-in/pre-booked sessions which will take place within the Learning Resource Centre (further details on this will be circulated shortly).
About Practical Law
Practical Law (previously known as PLC) offers a wealth of resources written by legal experts to help and support you in your studies. It is part of the Thomson Reuters group which also offers Westlaw and other legal resources. Practical Law’s strength is that it is focussed on everyday practice and so it offers information and resources which you can utilise both in your studies now, and in your future practice in the legal profession!
Essential Practical Law resources
- Books online: access a whole host of books without going to the library.
- Practice notes: view clear, detailed overviews of law before workshops and refresh yourself on the foundations of areas you don’t quite understand.
- Checklists: ensure you have everything covered for exams with quick reference guides.
- Glossaries: find definitions for terms you are unsure of in seconds.
- Legal updates: access and keep up-to-date with what is going on in the law by seeing legal updates on each subject area’s page.
- Standard documents: access templates of the forms you need to fill-out as a solicitor.
- Practical Law Magazine: brush up on your commercial awareness before a training contract or vacation scheme interview by reading recent articles on relevant areas of practice for the firm your interview is with.
- General search mechanism: a good starting point for research into topics of interest outside of the core law modules to help you decide on areas of law you may wish to expand into during your LPC year and in practice (it is also good to have an idea of this before you go for training contract interviews).
Logging on to Practical Law
Practical Law is available on Elite under Library Services Portal > Databases > Practical Law Company (to login, enter your Elite username and password into the boxes that appear). Links to various resources can be selected from the drop down ‘Resources’ tab on the top right hand corner.
To familiarise yourself with the resources available, you can access easy guides on how to use Practical Law such as the “How to Search Guide” accessible via: http://uk.practicallaw.com.lawdbs.lawcol.com/help/user-guides/how-to-search
and the Practical Law Training Webinar on Elite accessible via: http://library.law.ac.uk/plc_webinar.html#.
If you have any queries feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Practical Law Student Ambassador
Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep
ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS
Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the three compulsory LPC subjects that all LPC students will be studying at University of Law Guildford, including the criminal and insolvency sections of litigation and business law.
Register for updates of when the week’s links are available to view.
Don’t forget to keep up to date with LexisNexis at Guildford by liking the Facebook Page!
Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep
This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!!
To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in sessions next week to collect the quiz or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on behalf of Hannah Joad, Westlaw Student Rep 2014/15
I hope you are all well.
My name is Hannah and I am your Westlaw Representative for the current academic year.
My role is to help students use Westlaw effectively so that they learn to become efficient researchers. This is important not only whilst you are here at the University of Law, but also because excellent research skills are essential to facilitate a successful career in the legal profession.
I have created a Facebook page and included the link in this email. You can ask me any questions via the Facebook page. I will also post regular statuses about drop – in clinics and useful advice about using Westlaw, so I recommend that you ‘Like’ the page.
I plan to run drop – in clinics on Mondays and Thursdays at 12.15 – 1.15 in IT Room 216 (ground floor of the Learning Resource Centre).
There is also a Westlaw notice board in the upstairs foyer of the Learning Resource Centre where I will post any information or news.
As you are probably already aware, there are Westlaw training sessions running in October conducted by one of Thomson Reuters’s external trainers. Information on these sessions is available on the Library website for our Guildford campus on Elite. I advise anyone who is not familiar with Westlaw, or anyone wanting to refresh their existing knowledge, to attend one of these sessions as it will be extremely useful.
If you would like to contact me personally about any Westlaw queries, my email address is Hannah.Joad15@law.ac.uk.
I look forward to meeting you over the coming academic year.
Sent on behalf of Annie Chauhan, Lexis Student Rep 2014/15
Dear Law Students,
I’m Annie Chauhan, your Lexis Rep for this academic year 2014/2015. My role as a student associate is to assist you in using LexisNexis, taking advantage of all it has to offer. I am going to be offering both group and one to one sessions throughout the year, for those who would like to be trained on LexisLibrary.
I would like to stress that Lexis is used by the majority of Law firms and Chambers worldwide, so it is vital you know the ins and outs of the software!
I will be at the law fair THIS THURSDAY … you will be able to sign up for email updates, certification sessions and receive news about upcoming competitions! If you are unable to attend the law fair this Thursday, then feel free to contact me over the LexisNexis Guildford Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lexisnexisguildford/info
Thanks, Annie C.”
Practical Law is recruiting a student ambassador to represent and promote Practical Law services at the University of Law, Guildford, from mid-September to the end of May 2015. Applications are welcome from current students. The closing date for applications is 26th September. Please click on the link below for further details.
Student Ambassador Guildford Sept 14