LexisNexis Law Schools

LexisNexis Law Schools

Working on an assignment? Preparing for exams? Need access to up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive legal research? LexisNexis can help. We are pleased to provide you with the tools and resources you need to excel at your law school studies and get your legal career off on the right foot.

Over the years, we have established a proud tradition of offering law school students the information and support they require to complete their program by providing our Quicklaw® service free of charge. Canadian law school students, faculty and librarians can access Quicklaw’s superior online legal content (see Quicklaw tab below) coupled with our complimentary, high-quality training and support at no cost to themselves or their institution. 

With Quicklaw, your research will become easier, more flexible, more efficient and more precise. And by leveraging the customized options built into the service, you’ll be able to target the information you’re looking for and complete your tasks more effectively. From court and tribunal decisions, to legislation and legal commentary, to forms and precedents, the Quicklaw service provides all of the legal content you’ll need to succeed in your studies.

LexisNexis will help you get started with Quicklaw so you can leverage the valuable content and functionality the service has to offer. If you’re new to Quicklaw, register today to get your free user ID and password (see Registration tab below).  You can choose from a variety of training options (see Training & Support below) and our Customer Support team is available seven days per week to provide research and technical assistance.  Simply refer to our Training & Support tab below.

If you’re a professor or law librarian, please visit the dedicated page for law school faculty and librarians below.

Quicklaw®: Comprehensive Online Research Resources

For more than 40 years, Quicklaw has been Canada’s leading online research service, offering a wealth of information that will help law students get ready for class, complete assignments, study for exams – and prepare for the career they’ll have after graduation.

Featuring unparalleled content and powerful functionality, Quicklaw ensures law school students, faculty and librarians have access to the legal research resources they need, including:

  • Halsbury's® Laws of Canada — The entire online collection of Halsbury's Laws of Canada
  • Primary Law
    • Case Law (Court and Tribunal Decisions)— Judgements from all levels of Canadian courts, all board and tribunal decisions, Canada Tariff Board Reports, Ontario Reports, Supreme Court Reports and over 300,000 cases that have never been reported in print
    • Legislation — Current consolidated and annual provincial, territorial and federal statutes (including entire-act versions and section versions), regulations, rules of court, historical legislation, repealed statutes and regulations, Point-in-Time versions of legislation, Ontario Securities Commission regulatory materials, international treaties and NAFTA.
  • Citators — The QuickCITE® Case Citator and the QuickCITE® Statute Citator, as well as U.S. and U.K. case citators.
  • Digest Services — The Canada Digest, which contains over one million case summaries organized under a browsable taxonomy, as well as Canadian Case Summaries (CCS).
  • Journals — Domestic and international legal journals.
  • NetLetters™ — Proprietary and licensed LexisNexis® NetLetters.
  • Forms & Precedents — The Solicitor Forms & Precedents collection covering an array of practice areas.
  • News and Business — Canadian and international news.
  • International Materials — Primary law (case law and legislation) from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Other — Barron's Canadian Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, the Wrongful Dismissal Notice Searcher, Canadian Legal Words & Phrases, the LAW/NET™ Legal Update Service, the Canadian Law Symposia Index, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature and all Canada Quantums.

LexisNexis is proud to continue our tradition of providing law school students, faculty and librarians with free access to Quicklaw, at no cost to the user or the institution.

If you’re new to Quicklaw, register today to obtain your Quicklaw user ID and password. Once you register, you’ll be eligible for:

If you're a law school faculty member or librarian, please visit the dedicated page for law school faculty and librarians for more information.

Registering for the Quicklaw® Service

If you’re a NEW student user:

  1. While logged in to your law school or law library network, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal.
  2. Click the  button located at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Fill in all required fields on the Registration Form. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk *.

       
      Notes:
    • Once you click the  button, you will be prompted to fill in any required fields you may have missed.
    • In the email address field, we highly recommend you enter your institutional (law school/university) email address.
  4. Select Student from the User Type drop-down list.
  5. Select Law Student from the Program drop-down list.
  6. Create a user ID (8–25 characters) and Password (8–50 characters including at least one alphabetical and one numeric character).

    Note:
    • If the user ID already exists, upon submission you will be asked to provide another.
  7. Select a Security Question and Answer.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Read the information on the screen that appears, and then click the OK button to continue.
  10. Click the View Terms & Conditions link.
  11. Click the Accept or the I Do Not Accept button.

    Note: You must accept the terms to proceed to the Quicklaw service.

To register as a faculty member or a librarian:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 in the student registration section above.  While logged into your law school or law library network, go to www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal.
  2. Select Other from the User Type drop-down list.
  3. Enter your Job Title and Department in the text boxes provided.
  4. Follow steps 6 through 11 in the student registration section above.

RETURNING Students, Faculty and Librarians:

If you are a returning student, faculty member or librarian, you do not need to obtain a new ID every year. If you have lost or forgotten your ID, your password or both, please go to the Quicklaw sign-in page at www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal and use the Forgot Your ID? and Forgot Your Password? links. You can also contact Customer Support at 1-800-387-0899 or service@lexisnexis.ca.

Obtain information about training being offered at your law school, or contact the LexisNexis representative responsible for your institution.

Simply select your school from the menu on the left.

Convenient, flexible training options

To make the most of the Quicklaw service, it’s important to understand how to leverage all of the content, features and functionality available to law school students, faculty and librarians.  That’s why we’re committed to providing you with the training necessary for learning the ins and outs of Quicklaw. LexisNexis provides law school students, faculty and librarians with free training, available in both English and French.

For your convenience, LexisNexis offers Quicklaw training in a variety of locations and formats:

  • At your institution:  From the left navigation bar click on your institution to learn about upcoming training sessions at your school conducted by an experienced LexisNexis instructor. If no sessions are listed, please contact the LexisNexis representative for your school, or Customer Support at 1-800-387-0899 or training@lexisnexis.ca to arrange for training at your school.
  • At select LexisNexis offices across Canada: Simply complete the registration form to sign up for training at a participating LexisNexis office.
  • Online: Visit lexisnexiscanada.webex.com to sign up for a web-based session.

Please note that both general and customized training is available; we can personalize sessions to focus on a particular area of practice or area of interest. In addition, sessions can be scheduled in the evening or on weekends, if preferred.

For more information or to discuss your training needs or your school’s training needs, please contact the LexisNexis representative for your school by visiting the My School page or Customer Support at 1-800-387-0899 or training@lexisnexis.ca.

Free Customer Support

LexisNexis offers all Quicklaw users free Customer Support, in English and French, seven days per week. Contact us today if you need help with your user ID and password or require research or technical assistance. Assistance is available through Customer Support at 1-800-387-0899 or service@lexisnexis.ca.

Complimentary Access for Law School Faculty and Librarians

LexisNexis is pleased to extend complimentary access to the Quicklaw service to Canadian law school faculty members and librarians.

Featuring reliable, comprehensive and up-to-date online legal research, the Quicklaw service is an invaluable resource for law professors and librarians. When you register for Quicklaw, you gain access to powerful functionality and extensive content that includes everything from case law and legislation, to citators and forms & precedents, to legal journals and commentaries, both Canadian and international.    For a full list of the resources available through the service, please visit the Quicklaw tab.
 
Once you’ve registered for your complimentary access, you’ll also be able to take advantage of our free Quicklaw training and Customer Support.

To register as a law school faculty member or librarian:
  1. While logged in to your law school or law library network, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal.
  2. Click the  button located at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Fill in all required fields on the Registration Form. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk *.
       
      Notes:
    • Once you click the  button, you will be prompted to fill in any required fields you may have missed.
    • In the email address field, we highly recommend you enter your institutional (law school/university) email address.
  4. Select Other from the User Type drop-down list.
  5. Enter your Job Titleand Department in the text boxes provided.
  6. Create a user ID (8–25 characters) and Password (8–50 characters including at least one alphabetical and one numeric character).

    Note:
    • If the user ID already exists, upon submission you will be asked to provide another.
  7. Select a Security Question and Answer.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Read the information on the screen that appears, and then click the OK button to continue.
  10. Click the View Terms & Conditions link.
  11. Click the Accept or the I Do Not Accept button.

    Note: You must accept the terms to proceed to the Quicklaw service.

 

RETURNING Faculty and Librarians:

If you are a returning faculty member or librarian, you do not need to obtain a new ID every year. If you have lost or forgotten your ID, your password or both, please go to the Quicklaw sign-in page at www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal and use the Forgot Your ID? and Forgot Your Password? links. You can also contact Customer Support at 1-800-387-0899 or service@lexisnexis.ca.

Use of LexisNexis Content for Casebooks and Web Sites

As a Quicklaw faculty user, you may wish to reproduce online content to include in a casebook or presentation, or on a Web site. Before doing so, you must first obtain permission from LexisNexis Canada.

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