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WELCOME TO THE LAW SUBJECT GUIDE

Use this guide to learn how to search professional legal databases and develop your legal research skills.

Your success as a law student depends upon reading and referencing a wide range of authoritative legal information.

Emily Allbon's Lawbore: The Law Student's Guide to the Web is a fantastic resource full of hints, tips and links.

Ian Thompson's Europe on the Internet 53 slide pdf provides extensive links to European Information.

UPDATED March 2019:

Brexit: the Legal Implications in Practical Law

BREXIT resources curated by Middle Temple

Researching Applicable Law in Wales – What is Unique in Wales?

Law PORT from IALS (for postgraduate researchers)

Learn for Free Law Courses curated by Inner Temple

New Databases Added in 2019:

Practical Law

LawInSport

Westlaw - Books - full collection 

 

KEY DATABASES

LexisLibrary

Take the LexisLibrary certification test here.

Guide to LexisLibrary here.

  • Cases - The Law Reports (ICLR) and All England Law Reports +
  • Legislation - full, amended text of all public general Acts currently in force
  • Commentary - including the key legal encyclopeadia Halsbury's Laws of England
  • Journals - several full text journals and details of many more
  • News - UK broadsheets and regional news articles
  • EU and International materials - selected sources
  • Forms & Precedents and Practice Areas - specialist tools for LPC students
  • Current awareness - search and browse

Westlaw UK

Find online training materials and the Westlaw UK certification test: here.

  • Insight and Index of Legal Terms - for encyclopedic and dictionary definitions
  • Cases - The Law Reports (ICLR) and Weekly Law Reports +
  • Legislation - full, amended text of all public general Acts currently in force
  • Journals - contains The Legal Journals Index
  • EU and International materials - selected sources
  • Books - specialist works for LPC students
  • Current awareness - search and browse
  • Find Westlaw International training materials: here.

Lawtel UK

  • Cases - latest cases, case comments, PI Quantum Reports, cause lists and pending actions
  • Legislation - statutes and SIs, bills, command papers, legislation calendars and the CPR
  • Articles & Press - brief journal details only and the latest news snippets
  • Specialist Areas - Busy Solicitors' Digest, Havers, Litigator, Employment, HR, PI and Local Government

​Practical Law

This database is key for legal practice information, including domestic, EU and international materials:

  • Topic overviews
  • Practice notes
  • Standard documents and clauses
  • Checklists
  • Articles and videos
  • Law School resource centre includes employability resources: Skills, Working in Law and Commercial awareness

 

OSCOLA REFERENCING

Find the latest version of the USW OSCOLA guide here:

OSCOLA Referencing Guide, Revised 2014

OSCOLA Referencing film:

WESTLAW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

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