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Legal Research Skills Certification: Build and test your skills online

Introducing legal skills certification schemes from Justis, Lexis and Westlaw

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Legal research has been transformed by the availability of sophisticated online search services. Not only can you quickly and easily access the full text of key cases, journals, legislation etc. but you can also explore the law in context by viewing a case, commentary and related legislation, all at a click of a button.

It is worth building your research skills in the major legal databases so that you can take full advantage of this functionality during your legal studies and also during your law career.

At the University of Exeter you have access to large legal databases from Lexis and Westlaw that are are commonly used in legal practice and in other university and legal research fields.

These major legal information providers have developed training and certification materials to help you build and evidence your competencies. The certificates are a useful way for you to evidence your online legal research skills on your CV or at interview. 

You can also sit a proficiency test for the vLex Justis service. Find out more about VLex Justis legal research platform.  it is a great rersearch tool for exploring the law in context and establishing the current status of case law and legislative provisions. 

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