March 27, 2014

Practical Law Now Available to US Law Students and Faculty Through WestlawNext

Know-how content now part of WestlawNext law school offering

EAGAN, Minn. — Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that Practical Law is now available through WestlawNext to students and faculty at law schools throughout the United States.

Now law school students can quickly and easily incorporate know-how content into their research to gain a much deeper understanding of specific areas of law, in much the same way that Practical Law helps attorneys to be more efficient, enhance their skills and quickly get up to speed with legal issues and projects.

“Practical Law provides a critical teaching tool that goes beyond primary law and traditional legal research,” said Chris Wedgeworth, U.S. managing director of Practical Law. “It gives students a running start in understanding legal matters and helps them develop first-hand experience in putting legal theory into practice. We are proud to provide Practical Law as an additional resource for law schools to educate and train the attorneys of tomorrow.”

According to Wedgeworth, Practical Law makes it easy for instructors to include Practice Notes and Checklists into their curriculum, giving law students a better understanding of their responsibilities as future lawyers.

Created by attorney-editors who are experts in their area of specialty, Practical Law provides legal know-how on a range of practice areas, including antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate finance and M&A, labor and employment, real estate and more. Practical Law offers numerous resources such as Practice Notes, Standard Documents, Standard Clauses and Checklists. For more information, visit

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