Thomson Reuters launches new law school resource centre on Practical Law

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5 April 2017

Launch provides a single source of legal material aligned to needs of students and law schools

Thomson Reuters has launched the ‘Law School Resource Centre’ on Practical Law, an extensive source of legal information catering to law students and lecturers studying or delivering legal qualifications in England and Wales.

Created in consultation with law lecturers and students, the Law School Resource Centre delivers accurate and comprehensive legal materials for a range of practice areas, including practice notes, standard documents and clauses, articles, checklists, relevant provisions of statute, key cases and legal updates. For every topic, there are links to recommended textbooks, practitioner books and reputable external resources selected by the expert editorial team at Thomson Reuters.

In addition, there is a wealth of employability resources covering the business of law, commercial awareness and legal skills. Whether students are at university or law school, these resources will help them prepare for a training contract, work placement or pupillage interviews and develop the skills needed for private practice and in-house work.

While the resources contained in the Law School Resource Centre are currently mapped to typical core and elective topics on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the future route to qualifying as a solicitor may change under proposals from the SRA. The Law School Resource Centre will continue to evolve and present academic and practical content together, supporting legal educators with innovative content that enables them to respond to future regulatory requirements.

“The launch of the new resource centre is significant as employers want their new recruits to have a broader knowledge base and understand the practical application of the law,” said Kirsten Maslen, head of Government and Academic for the UK & Ireland Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “The Law School Resource Centre provides the legal know-how and skills to support students in their legal education and professional development, helping them to get a head start on their legal careers.”

“There is no shortage of information online to help students in their studies, but it’s often held in multiple places and not always kept up-to-date,” said Michael Clark, Practical Law product manager for UK&I Legal business at Thomson Reuters. “The resources on Practical Law are used by legal professionals every day and kept up-to-date by our team of legally qualified editors, giving students greater confidence in the materials and making it a more valuable investment of their time.”

Practical Law is an online legal know-how service that provides rigorous peer reviewed resources, such as practice notes, current awareness and standard documents to help lawyers work smarter and advise with confidence. The resources are created and maintained by an extensive team of expert editors who have significant experience of working for the world’s leading law firms, companies and public sector organisations. Whether you need an accessible, authoritative overview of an area of law, or you simply want important updates on your existing specialism, Practical Law can help.

Existing Practical Law subscribers with student access will have access to the new Law School Resource Centre at no additional cost.

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