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Collections: Law

Please find collections and materials to support your studies in the field of law. We have brought together useful resources for your subject including course study manuals, how to set up a Current Awareness alert on Lexis+ and Westlaw, and links to Lexis+ and Westlaw certification.

Getting started

You can enrol on self-directed courses related to legal research and databases by signing up to 'An Introduction to Legal Research' on the Skills Academy. A sample of the content is included below:

The following instructional videos detail approaches to legal research and databases:

Key Resources

White Book
Index of Legal Terms - Westlaw

Law Databases

ULaw manuals and textbooks

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Academic Writing for Law

The ULaw Academic Writing for Law resource is designed to help you write in an academic style.

Create a Current Awareness alert

You can set up Current Awareness alerts on our legal databases to keep track of developments in the law, to make sure the information you're working with is up-to-date.

Find instructions below on how to create alerts on Lexis+ and Westlaw:

Lexis+ and Westlaw Certification

Build your research skills by taking short courses on using legal information databases. You will receive official certificates which can be used as evidence of your skills when applying for jobs in the legal industry.


OSCOLA is the standard referencing style used for Law courses at the University of Law.

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